Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana Pick, 8/20/2022 Predictions UFC 278 Odds
Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana
Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Sean Woodson will take on Luis Saldana at UFC 278 on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The opener has Woodson coming in at -315 while Saldana is at +260.
Sean "The Sniper" Woodson looks to add a win to his record of 9-1-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands 6'2". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 78". Luis Saldana comes in at 5'11" and weighs in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 16-7-0. The 31-year-old reaches 73". In terms of significant strikes, Sean Woodson lands 5.75 per min while Luis Saldana is connecting on 4.92 significant strikes per minute. Woodson lands 44% of the significant strikes he throws and Saldana is landing 50%. In terms of defending themselves, "The Sniper" absorbs 3.76 significant strikes per minute and Saldana absorbs 3.32. Woodson also defends 59% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Saldana is able to stop 62% of them.
|UFC 278||Sean Woodson||Luis Saldana|
|Average Fight Time||10:49||13:56|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.75||4.92|
Concerning grappling, Sean Woodson is not as effective of a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.00 times per 3 rds. Woodson is taking his opponents to the canvas on 15% of his attempts and is stuffing 82% of all takedown attempts. Saldana is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 44% of the tries against him. When it comes to subbing opponents, Woodson is the more skilled technician by attempting 0.6 submissions per 15 min while Saldana tries 0.3 submissions per 15 minutes.
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In his previous bout, Sean Woodson faced Collin Anglin and ended up getting the win via punches to the body in round 1. Anglin landed 8 of 40 total strikes attempted in that contest. Woodson finished this fight landing 59 of 107 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Anglin ended up landing 8 of 40, which gave him a rate of 20%. He finished the fight landing 4 of 26 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Woodson landed 51% of his significant strikes by landing 50 of 98. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 23 of 61 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Anglin and 96% of them landed by Woodson were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Luis Saldana, he fought Bruno Souza and wound up taking home the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Souza ended up connecting on 96% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Saldana ended up connecting on 92% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Saldana ended up landing 50% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 84 of 168. He landed 41 of 109 significant strikes to the head. Souza ended up landing 66 of 178 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 37 of 134 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Souza connected on 68 of 180 and Saldana was 88 of 173 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when AJ Fletcher squares up in the Octagon against Ange Loosa. Fletcher will be looking to add a win to his career record of 9-1-0. The 25-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 67". Loosa measures in at 5'10" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 8-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 74". When it comes to grappling, AJ Fletcher takes his opponents to the canvas 4.31 times per 15 minutes and Ange Loosa takes his opponents down 0.50 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Fletcher lands 2.53 strikes/min and is connecting on 55% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Ange Loosa, who is connecting on 38% of the strikes he has attempted and is connecting on 5.07 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Francisco Figueiredo is set to square up against Amir Albazi. Albazi has a mark of 14-1-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Figueiredo measures in at 5'6" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 13-4-1 (1 NC). The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 68". In terms of wrestling, Amir Albazi is able to deflect 66% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is getting his opponent to the mat on 75% of his tries. Figueiredo is taking his opponents down on 75% of the tries he takes and stops 82% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Albazi is absorbing 3.15 strikes/min and he dishes out 4.06 strikes/minute. Figueiredo, on the other side, is absorbing 2.59 strikes/minute and lands 1.98 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sean Woodson (-315)
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