Mauricio Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux Pick, 5/7/2022 Predictions UFC 274 Odds
Mauricio Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux
Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Mauricio Rua will face off with Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 274 on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The opener has Rua coming in at +190 while Preux is at -235.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua looks to add a victory to his career record of 27-12-1. The 40-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 76". Ovince Saint Preux measures 6'3" and weighs 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 25-16-0. The 39-year-old stretches 80". With respect to significant strikes, Mauricio Rua is landing 3.57 per minute while Ovince Saint Preux is connecting on 2.65 significant strikes per min. Rua lands 50% of the significant strikes he tries while Saint Preux lands 46%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Shogun" allows 2.71 significant strikes per minute while Saint Preux absorbs 3.07. Rua also deflects 54% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Saint Preux is able to deflect 45% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 274||Mauricio Rua||Ovince Saint Preux|
|Average Fight Time||9:02||9:36|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.57||2.65|
Regarding wrestling, Mauricio Rua is the better grappler as he gets a takedown 2.12 times per 3 rounds. Rua is getting his opponent to the mat on 48% of the times he tries and is stopping 47% of all takedown attempts. Saint Preux is getting his opponent to the mat on 38% of his takedown tries and stuffing 66% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Rua is the more apt fighter by attempting 0.8 subs per 3 rds while Saint Preux goes for 0.6 subs per 3 rds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Mauricio Rua faced Paul Craig and wound up taking the loss by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Craig landed 54 of 88 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Rua ended the night having landed 25 of 46 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Craig landed 29 of 57, which means his percentage was 50%. He finished the fight landing 17 of 38 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Rua landed 35% of his significant strikes by connecting on 10 of 28. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 6 of 22 pointed at the head. 55% of the significant strikes connected on by Craig and 90% of them landed by Rua were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Ovince Saint Preux, he faced off with Tanner Boser and ended up taking the loss by a punch to the head in round 2. Boser landed 93% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Preux ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Preux ended up landing 42% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 9 of 21. He ended up connecting on 2 of 13 significant strikes to the head. Boser ended up landing 33 of 72 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 10 of 44 to the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Boser ended up landing 33 of 72 while Preux was 12 of 26 total strikes.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Donald Cerrone encounters Joe Lauzon. Cerrone comes into this bout with a mark of 36-16-0 (2 NC). The 39-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Lauzon measures 5'10" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 28-16-0. The 37-year-old has an arm span of 71". In the grappling category, Donald Cerrone gets his opposition to the mat 1.18 times per 3 rounds and Joe Lauzon takes his opponents to the canvas 2.39 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Cerrone tags his opponents 4.43 strikes per minute and connects on 46% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Joe Lauzon, who connects on 39% of the strikes he has attempted and lands 2.84 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Khaos Williams is set to go up against Randy Brown. Brown walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 14-4-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 78". Williams comes in at 6'0" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old reaches 77". When it comes to takedowns, Randy Brown prevents 71% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the mat on 43% of the times he tries. Williams is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of his attempts and thwarts 50% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With regard to striking, Brown is taking 3.11 strikes per min while he is dealing 4.21 strikes/min. Williams, at the same time, takes 3.38 strikes/minute and is dealing 5.00 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mauricio Rua (+190)
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