Nick Maximov vs Andre Petroski Pick, 5/14/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 54 Odds
Nick Maximov vs Andre Petroski
UFC Vegas 54
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Nick Maximov will battle Andre Petroski at UFC Vegas 54 on . The opening moneyline has Maximov priced at -400 while Petroski is priced at +300.
Nick Maximov will be looking to add a win to his record of 8-0-0. The 24-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 76". Andre Petroski measures in at 6'0" and weighs 185 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his record of 7-2-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 73". Concerning significant strikes, Nick Maximov is landing 1.78 per min and Andre Petroski is connecting on 4.22 significant strikes per minute. Maximov lands 54% of the significant strikes he attempts while Petroski lands 64%. Regarding defending in the cage, Maximov takes 1.73 significant strikes per minute and Petroski takes 2.00. Maximov also stops 39% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Petroski is able to deflect 52% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 54||Nick Maximov||Andre Petroski|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||13:59|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.78||4.22|
In terms of grappling, Nick Maximov is the more capable grappler as he is able to score a takedown 5.67 times per 3 rds. Maximov is getting his opponent to the mat on 47% of his attempts and is defending 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Petroski is finishing his takedown tries on 47% of his takedown tries and stuffing 10% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. In terms of submissions, Maximov is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes while Petroski looks to get 3.8 finishes per 3 rds.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Nick Maximov went up against Punahele Soriano and wound up getting the win via split decision in round 3. Soriano ended up landing 74 of 93 total strikes that he let go. Maximov finished this fight landing 60 of 82 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Soriano ended up landing 45 of 63, which gave him a rate of 71%. He landed 28 of 46 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Maximov ended up landing 64% of his significant strikes by landing 29 of 45. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he was 19 of 33 pointed at the head. 44% of the significant strikes landed by Soriano and 51% of them connected on by Maximov were done at a distance.
In the last bout for Andre Petroski, he went up against Hu Yaozong and wound up getting the victory by an arm triangle from half guard in round 3. Yaozong connected on 96% of his significant strikes at distance and Petroski connected on 58% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Petroski ended up landing 70% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 72 of 102. He ended up landing 60 of 88 significant strikes aimed at the head. Yaozong landed 25 of 65 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 17 of 57 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Yaozong was 27 of 67 while Petroski ended up landing 79 of 111 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Katlyn Chookagian faces off with Amanda Ribas. Chookagian steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-4-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and stands 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Ribas measures in at 5'3" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to her career record of 11-2-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 66". In terms of takedowns, Katlyn Chookagian takes her opponents to the mat 0.31 times per 15 min while Amanda Ribas takes her opponents to the canvas 1.99 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Chookagian is connecting on 4.59 strikes/minute and is landing 35% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Amanda Ribas, who is landing 42% of the strikes she attempts and is connecting on 4.65 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Andrea Lee is set to square up against Viviane Araujo. Araujo looks to add a win to her career record of 10-3-0. The 35-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Lee stands 5'6" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 13-5-0. The 33-year-old stretches 69". Regarding takedowns, Viviane Araujo thwarts 94% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 60% of her tries. Lee is taking her opponents down on 50% of the tries she takes and stops 58% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Araujo is absorbing 5.48 strikes per minute and she is dealing 5.14 per minute. Lee, at the same time, takes 3.78 strikes/min and is dishing out 5.74 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nick Maximov (-400)
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