Mario Bautista vs Khalid Taha Pick, 2/19/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 48 Odds
Mario Bautista vs Khalid Taha
UFC Vegas 48
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Mario Bautista will enter the Octagon with Khalid Taha at UFC Vegas 48 on Saturday, February 19, 2022. The line has Bautista at -120 while Taha is at +100.
Mario Bautista will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 8-2-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The switch fighter stretches 69". Khalid "The Warrior" Taha stands 5'5" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 13-4-0. The 30-year-old reaches 69". In the category of significant strikes, Mario Bautista is landing 5.71 per minute while Khalid Taha is connecting on 2.69 significant strikes per minute. Bautista lands 45% of the significant strikes he throws while Taha is landing 33%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, Bautista absorbs 4.78 significant strikes per minute and "The Warrior" takes 4.02. Bautista also stops 54% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Taha is able to curb 45% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 48||Mario Bautista||Khalid Taha|
|Average Fight Time||7:45||11:41|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.71||2.69|
In terms of takedowns, Mario Bautista is the more efficient grappler as he gets a takedown 0.48 times per 15 minutes. Bautista is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of the times he tries and defending 70% of all takedown tries against him. Taha is taking his opponents down on 20% of his takedown tries and is defending 61% of the attempts against him. When it comes to going for the submission, Bautista is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds while Taha goes for 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
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In his last bout, Mario Bautista went up against Trevin Jones and walked away with a loss by a punch to the head in round 2. Jones ended up landing 36 of 44 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Bautista ended the night having landed 43 of 64 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Jones landed 23 of 30, which means his percentage was 76%. He finished the fight landing 11 of 18 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Bautista landed 50% of his significant strikes by sticking 21 of 42. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 11 of 27 aimed at the head. 73% of the significant strikes landed by Jones and 76% of them landed by Bautista were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Khalid Taha, he squared up with Sergey Morozov and ended up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Morozov ended up connecting on 66% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Taha connected on 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Taha connected on 26% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 33 of 123. He connected on 9 of 82 significant strikes to the head. Morozov landed 50 of 103 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 45 of 94 to the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Morozov was 99 of 159 and Taha was 66 of 158 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Diana Belbita squares up against Gloria de Paula. Belbita comes into this bout holding a record of 14-6-0. The 25-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". de Paula measures 5'5" and weighs 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to her career record of 5-4-0. The 26-year-old extends her reach 67". Regarding grappling, Diana Belbita is able to score a takedown 0.92 times per 15 min and Gloria de Paula takes her opponents to the canvas 0.50 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Belbita connects for an average of 6.72 strikes/min and is landing 46% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Gloria de Paula, who is landing 54% of the strikes she attempts and is landing 3.39 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Stephanie Egger is set to take on Jessica-Rose Clark. Clark comes into this bout with a mark of 11-6-0. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 64". Egger comes in at 5'6" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her total of 6-2-0. The 33-year-old extends her reach 68". When it comes to takedowns, Jessica-Rose Clark prevents 73% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 50% of the times she tries. Egger is taking her opponents down on 30% of her tries and is able to curb 40% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Clark is absorbing 3.65 strikes per min while she is dealing 4.10 strikes per min. Egger, on the other side, takes 1.88 strikes/min and is landing 1.74 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Khalid Taha (+100)
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