Rafa Garcia vs Hayisaer Maheshate Pick, 12/17/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 66 Odds
Rafa Garcia vs Hayisaer Maheshate
UFC Vegas 66
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Rafa Garcia will face off with Hayisaer Maheshate at UFC Vegas 66 on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The opening line has Garcia coming in at -130 while Maheshate is priced at +110.
Rafa "Gifted" Garcia has a career record of 14-3-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Hayisaer Maheshate measures in at 6'0" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 9-1-0. The 23-year-old has a reach of 71". With respect to significant strikes, Rafa Garcia is landing 3.26 per min and Hayisaer Maheshate connects on 3.45 significant strikes per minute. Garcia is connecting on 38% of the significant strikes he throws and Maheshate connects on 31%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Gifted" allows 4.75 significant strikes per min while Maheshate takes 3.39. Garcia also prevents 53% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Maheshate deflects 57% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 66||Rafa Garcia||Hayisaer Maheshate|
|Average Fight Time||13:58||8:07|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.26||3.45|
When it comes to wrestling, Rafa Garcia is the better grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 3.87 times per 3 rds. Garcia is scoring a takedown on 42% of his attempts and thwarting 76% of all takedown tries against him. Maheshate is finishing his takedown attempts on 15% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 15% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Garcia is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 submissions per 15 minutes while Maheshate looks to get 0.7 submissions per 15 min.
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The last time he fought, Rafa Garcia faced Drakkar Klose and walked away with a loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Klose ended up landing 111 of 175 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Garcia walked away from this fight having landed 83 of 111 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Klose ended up landing 61 of 115, which gave him a percentage of 53%. He landed 24 of 75 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Garcia landed 59% of his significant strikes by landing 34 of 57. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 23 of 45 pointed at the head. 52% of the significant strikes landed by Klose and 67% of them connected on by Garcia were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Hayisaer Maheshate, he battled Steve Garcia and got a win for the night by a punch to the head in round 1. Garcia landed 57% of his significant strikes at distance and Maheshate connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Maheshate ended up connecting on 70% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 7 of 10. He ended up landing 6 of 8 significant strikes to the head. Garcia ended up landing 7 of 19 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 7 of 15 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Garcia was 9 of 21 while Maheshate ended up landing 7 of 10 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Bryan Battle squares up in the Octagon against Rinat Fakhretdinov. Battle will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 9-1-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Fakhretdinov stands in at 6'0" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 19-1-0. The 31-year-old reaches 74". When it comes to grappling, Bryan Battle gets a takedown 1.31 times per 3 rounds while Rinat Fakhretdinov takes his opponents to the mat 5.00 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Battle is landing 7.18 strikes/minute and is connecting on 56% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Rinat Fakhretdinov, who tags his opponent on 73% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 3.00 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Manel Kape is set to enter the Octagon against David Dvorak. Dvorak looks to add a win to his career record of 20-4-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Kape stands in at 5'5" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 17-6-0. The 29-year-old stretches 68". In terms of wrestling, David Dvorak is able to curb 81% of his opponents' takedown tries and is getting his opponent to the mat on 15% of the times he tries. Kape is taking his opponents to the mat on 28% of his tries and deflects 80% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Dvorak absorbs 3.00 strikes per minute while he connects on 3.87 strikes per minute. Kape, on the other side, is taking 4.59 strikes per min and lands 4.69 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Hayisaer Maheshate (+110)
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