Jonathan Martinez vs Vince Morales Pick, 5/21/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 55 Odds
Jonathan Martinez vs Vince Morales
UFC Vegas 55
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Jonathan Martinez will enter the Octagon with Vince Morales at UFC Vegas 55 on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The opening odds have Martinez priced at -200 while Morales is at +170.
Jonathan "Dragon" Martinez walks into the Octagon with a mark of 15-4-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 70". Vince "Vandetta" Morales measures in at 5'7" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 11-5-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Regarding significant strikes, Jonathan Martinez lands 4.58 per minute and Vince Morales connects on 4.62 significant strikes per minute. Martinez connects on 47% of the significant strikes he throws while Morales is landing 39%. In terms of defending themselves, "Dragon" allows 3.82 significant strikes per min while "Vandetta" takes 4.25. Martinez also deflects 59% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Morales is able to stop 54% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 55||Jonathan Martinez||Vince Morales|
|Average Fight Time||13:39||11:12|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.58||4.62|
Regarding wrestling, Jonathan Martinez is the more skilled grappler as he scores a takedown 0.37 times per 15 min. Martinez is scoring a takedown on 37% of his attempts and thwarting 73% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Morales is finishing his takedown attempts on 25% of the takedowns he tries and defending 50% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Martinez is the more experienced submission fighter by trying 0.5 subs per 15 min while Morales goes for 0.4 subs per 15 min.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Jonathan Martinez fought Alejandro Perez and wound up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Perez ended up landing 52 of 146 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Martinez finished this fight landing 74 of 144 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Perez ended up landing 52 of 146, which gave him a rate of 35%. He finished the fight landing 34 of 125 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Martinez landed 51% of his significant strikes by connecting on 74 of 144. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 36 of 92 aimed at the head. 96% of the significant strikes connected on by Perez and 97% of them landed by Martinez were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Vince Morales, he went up against Louis Smolka and wound up getting the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Smolka connected on 82% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Morales ended up landing 66% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Morales ended up connecting on 55% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 27 of 49. He connected on 16 of 34 significant strikes aimed at the head. Smolka connected on 23 of 32 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 5 of 14 to the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go, Smolka ended up connecting on 23 of 32 and Morales was 27 of 50 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Chase Hooper takes on Felipe Colares. Hooper looks to add a victory to his career record of 10-2-1. The 22-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and measures 6'1". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 74". Colares measures in at 5'8" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 10-3-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 69". When it comes to grappling, Chase Hooper takes his opponents to the canvas 0.96 times per 15 minutes while Felipe Colares is able to score a takedown 1.80 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Hooper is connecting on 3.87 strikes per minute and is connecting on 46% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Felipe Colares, who tags the opposition on 42% of his attempted strikes and connects for an average of 2.27 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Ketlen Vieira is set to face off with Holly Holm. Holm looks to add a win to her career record of 14-5-0. The 40-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The southpaw fighter extends her reach 69". Vieira measures 5'8" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 12-2-0. The 30-year-old stretches 68". In the category of takedowns, Holly Holm is able to curb 76% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 30% of her tries. Vieira is taking her opponents to the mat on 46% of her tries and defends against 90% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Holm takes 2.80 strikes/minute while she is dealing 3.16 strikes/min. Vieira, moreover, is taking 4.07 strikes per minute and lands 3.07 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jonathan Martinez (-200)
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