Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani Pick, 3/19/2022 Predictions UFC London Odds
Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani
O2 Arena in London, UK
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Mike Grundy will face off against Makwan Amirkhani at UFC London on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The opening moneyline has Grundy coming in at -155 while Amirkhani is priced at +135.
Mike Grundy comes into this bout with a record of 12-3-0. The 35-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 72". Makwan "Mr. Finland" Amirkhani measures in at 5'10" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 16-7-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 72". In terms of significant strikes, Mike Grundy is landing 2.14 per minute and Makwan Amirkhani is landing 1.37 significant strikes per minute. Grundy connects on 45% of the significant strikes he throws and Amirkhani is connecting on 44%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, Grundy allows 4.56 significant strikes per min and "Mr. Finland" allows 2.43. Grundy also stops 56% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Amirkhani prevents 51% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC London||Mike Grundy||Makwan Amirkhani|
|Average Fight Time||13:14||9:56|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.14||1.37|
Regarding wrestling, Mike Grundy is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents down 3.78 times per 15 min. Grundy is scoring a takedown on 26% of his attempts and thwarting 50% of all takedowns attempted on him. Amirkhani is finishing his takedown attempts on 43% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 57% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding subbing opponents, Grundy is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Amirkhani goes for 1.1 finishes per 15 minutes.
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In his last fight, Mike Grundy squared up with Lando Vannata and was on the losing end of this fight via split decision in round 3. Vannata landed 83 of 173 total strikes attempted in that fight. Grundy walked away from this fight having landed 34 of 65 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Vannata landed 80 of 168, which gave him a percentage of 47%. He landed 40 of 118 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Grundy landed 50% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 32 of 63. Of those significant strikes, he was 19 of 44 aimed at the head. 91% of the significant strikes landed by Vannata and 87% of them connected on by Grundy were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Makwan Amirkhani, he battled Lerone Murphy and was defeated via a knee to the head in round 2. Murphy connected on 25% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Amirkhani landed 25% of his significant strikes at distance. Amirkhani landed 66% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 4 of 6. He connected on 3 of 5 significant strikes to the head. Murphy landed 4 of 5 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 4 of 5 to the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Murphy landed 7 of 8 and Amirkhani was 12 of 16 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Nathaniel Wood enters the Octagon with Vince Morales. Wood walks into the Octagon with a record of 17-5-0. The 28-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Morales stands in at 5'7" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 11-5-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 70". In the grappling category, Nathaniel Wood takes his opponents to the mat 1.29 times per 15 min and Vince Morales gets a takedown 0.19 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Wood lands 6.28 strikes per min and connects on 46% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Vince Morales, who connects on 39% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 4.62 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Luana Carolina is set to enter the Octagon against Molly McCann. McCann looks to add a win to her career record of 11-4-0. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and measures 5'4". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 62". Carolina stands 5'6" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 8-2-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 69". Concerning grappling, Molly McCann is thwarting 34% of the takedowns her opponents try and is getting her opponent to the mat on 32% of her tries. Carolina is finishing her takedown tries on 10% of the attempts she tries and defends against 88% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, McCann absorbs 4.87 strikes/min and she is dealing 5.67 strikes/min. Carolina, on the other side, is absorbing 2.85 strikes/minute and is dealing 4.49 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mike Grundy (-155)
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