Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori Pick, 9/3/2022 Predictions UFC Paris Odds
Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori
Accor Arena in Paris, France
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Robert Whittaker will enter the Octagon against Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris on Saturday, September 3, 2022. The line has Whittaker coming in at -230 while Vettori is priced at +195.
Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker has a mark of 24-6-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Marvin "The Italian Dream" Vettori comes in at 6'0" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 18-5-1. The 28-year-old extends his reach 74". With respect to significant strikes, Robert Whittaker is landing 4.45 per minute and Marvin Vettori connects on 4.35 significant strikes per min. Whittaker connects on 42% of the significant strikes he tries while Vettori is connecting on 45%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Reaper" takes 3.32 significant strikes per min and "The Italian Dream" takes 3.48. Whittaker also defends against 60% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Vettori curbs 59% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Paris||Robert Whittaker||Marvin Vettori|
|Average Fight Time||14:23||16:34|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.45||4.35|
In terms of grappling, Robert Whittaker is the lesser skilled grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.81 times per 15 min. Whittaker is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of his attempts and is defending 83% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Vettori is scoring a takedown on 45% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 76% of the tries against him. Regarding submission attempts, Whittaker is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.5 submissions per 3 rds while Vettori goes for 0.6 submissions per 3 rds.
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In his previous bout, Robert Whittaker fought Israel Adesanya and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 5. Adesanya ended up landing 98 of 188 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Whittaker finished this fight landing 74 of 151 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Adesanya ended up landing 79 of 169, which means his percentage was 46%. He ended up landing 36 of 108 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Whittaker ended up landing 43% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 59 of 136. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 38 of 105 to the head. 97% of the significant strikes landed by Adesanya and 91% of them landed by Whittaker were done at a distance.
In the last bout for Marvin Vettori, he squared up with Paulo Costa and wound up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 5. Costa ended up landing 94% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Vettori landed 88% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Vettori ended up landing 54% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 190 of 346. He ended up landing 154 of 307 significant strikes aimed at the head. Costa ended up connecting on 163 of 260 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 82 of 174 to the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Costa ended up connecting on 172 of 269 while Vettori ended up connecting on 214 of 373 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Alessio Di Chirico squares up in the Octagon against Roman Kopylov. Di Chirico looks to add a win to his career record of 13-6-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 74". Kopylov stands 6'0" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 8-2-0. The 31-year-old reaches 75". In terms of takedowns, Alessio Di Chirico is averaging a takedown 1.62 times per 3 rounds and Roman Kopylov takes his opponents to the mat 0.52 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Di Chirico connects for an average of 3.30 strikes per minute and connects on 41% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Roman Kopylov, who lands 42% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 2.72 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Nasrat Haqparast is set to square up against John Makdessi. Makdessi looks to add a win to his career total of 18-7-0. The 37-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 68". Haqparast measures in at 5'10" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a record of 13-5-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 72". Regarding wrestling, John Makdessi deflects 89% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown tries on 15% of the times he tries. Haqparast is finishing his takedown tries on 14% of the attempts he tries and is able to curb 78% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Makdessi takes 4.02 strikes per min while he dishes out 5.57 strikes per minute. Haqparast, in contrast, absorbs 4.70 strikes per min and connects on 5.17 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marvin Vettori (+195)
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