Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres Pick, 4/9/2022 Predictions UFC 273 Odds
Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Mackenzie Dern will enter the Octagon against Tecia Torres at UFC 273 on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The opening moneyline has Dern coming in at -125 while Torres is coming in at +105.
Mackenzie Dern comes into this bout holding a record of 11-2-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Tecia "The Tiny Tornado" Torres measures 5'1" and weighs in at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career record of 13-5-0. The 32-year-old extends her reach 60". In the category of significant strikes, Mackenzie Dern lands 3.13 per minute while Tecia Torres lands 4.71 significant strikes per min. Dern is landing 36% of the significant strikes she attempts and Torres is landing 48%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Dern allows 4.22 significant strikes per minute and "The Tiny Tornado" absorbs 3.61. Dern also curbs 57% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Torres thwarts 60% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 273||Mackenzie Dern||Tecia Torres|
|Average Fight Time||10:27||13:38|
|Weight||115 lbs||115 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.13||4.71|
Regarding grappling, Mackenzie Dern is not as effective of a grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.54 times per 15 minutes. Dern is finishing her takedown attempts on 10% of her tries and thwarting 10% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Torres is taking her opponents to the canvas on 15% of her takedown tries and stopping 58% of all takedowns attempted on her. Regarding going for the sub, Dern is the more apt fighter by trying 1.8 finishes per 3 rounds while Torres goes for 0.1 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In her last appearance in the Octagon, Mackenzie Dern fought Marina Rodriguez and took a loss on the night via unanimous decision in round 5. Rodriguez landed 148 of 284 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Dern ended the night having landed 80 of 209 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Rodriguez ended up landing 144 of 279, giving her a percentage of 51%. She landed 72 of 186 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Dern ended up landing 28% of her significant strikes by landing 49 of 174. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she connected on 41 of 158 to the head. 86% of the significant strikes landed by Rodriguez and 73% of them connected on by Dern were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Tecia Torres, she went up against Angela Hill and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Hill ended up connecting on 76% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance while Torres ended up landing 88% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Torres landed 48% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 144 of 298. She landed 80 of 217 significant strikes directed at the head. Hill connected on 96 of 188 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she landed 64 of 141 to the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that fight, Hill was 99 of 191 while Torres connected on 166 of 322 total strikes.
Other fights to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Aspen Ladd opposes Raquel Pennington. Ladd comes into this fight holding a mark of 9-2-0. The 27-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 66". Pennington stands in at 5'7" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her career record of 13-9-0. The 33-year-old extends her reach 67". When it comes to grappling, Aspen Ladd is able to score a takedown 1.46 times per 3 rounds and Raquel Pennington takes her opponents to the canvas 1.07 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Ladd tags his opponents 3.64 strikes per min and is landing 49% out of all the strikes she attempts. Joining her in the Octagon is Raquel Pennington, who lands 49% of the strikes she attempts and lands 3.66 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Kay Hansen is set to square up with Piera Rodriguez. Rodriguez will be looking to add a victory to her total of 7-0-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'3". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 63". Hansen stands 5'2" and is weighing in at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career record of 7-5-0. The 22-year-old reaches 63". In terms of wrestling, Piera Rodriguez stops 10% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 23% of her tries. Hansen is finishing her takedown tries on 21% of the attempts she tries and stops 50% of all takedown tries against her. In the matter of striking, Rodriguez is absorbing 2.40 strikes per minute while she lands 2.87 strikes per min. Hansen, moreover, absorbs 3.13 strikes/minute and deals 3.35 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mackenzie Dern (-125)
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