Sodiq Yusuff vs Alex Caceres Pick, 3/12/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 50 Odds
Sodiq Yusuff vs Alex Caceres
UFC Vegas 50
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Sodiq Yusuff will take on Alex Caceres at UFC Vegas 50 on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The line has Yusuff at -240 while Caceres is at +195.
Sodiq "Super" Yusuff will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-2-0. The 28-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 71". Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres measures 5'10" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 19-12-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 73". Concerning significant strikes, Sodiq Yusuff lands 5.43 per min and Alex Caceres is connecting on 4.14 significant strikes per minute. Yusuff is connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he attempts and Caceres is connecting on 51%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Super" takes 3.46 significant strikes per min and "Bruce Leeroy" takes 2.85. Yusuff also defends against 58% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Caceres deflects 65% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 50||Sodiq Yusuff||Alex Caceres|
|Average Fight Time||11:05||11:54|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.43||4.14|
When it comes to wrestling, Sodiq Yusuff is the more productive grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.89 times per 3 rds. Yusuff is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of his attempts and stuffing 68% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Caceres is finishing his takedown tries on 78% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 64% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Yusuff is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.5 finishes per 3 rds while Caceres looks to get 0.8 finishes per 3 rds.
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In his previous fight, Sodiq Yusuff fought Arnold Allen and ended up losing the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Allen landed 26 of 68 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Yusuff finished this fight landing 79 of 164 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Allen landed 21 of 61, which means his percentage was 34%. He finished the fight landing 15 of 53 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Yusuff landed 41% of his significant strikes by sticking 47 of 113. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 24 of 85 aimed at the head. 76% of the significant strikes landed by Allen and 61% of them connected on by Yusuff were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Alex Caceres, he fought SeungWoo Choi and took home the win via rear naked choke in round 2. Choi landed 78% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Caceres ended up landing 80% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Caceres connected on 71% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 46 of 64. He ended up connecting on 22 of 33 significant strikes to the head. Choi landed 33 of 98 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 18 of 78 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Choi ended up connecting on 38 of 104 and Caceres ended up connecting on 54 of 72 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Khalil Rountree Jr. meets Karl Roberson. Rountree Jr. holds a career record of 10-5-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 76". Roberson comes in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 9-4-0. The 31-year-old stretches 74". In the grappling category, Khalil Rountree Jr. takes his opponents to the canvas 0.55 times per 3 rounds and Karl Roberson is able to score a takedown 0.92 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Rountree Jr. lands 3.24 strikes/min and is landing 38% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Karl Roberson, who tags his opponent on 51% of his attempted strikes and lands 2.87 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Terrance McKinney is set to face off against Drew Dober. Dober comes into this bout holding a record of 23-11-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures 5'8". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 70". McKinney stands 5'10" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this bout with a record of 12-3-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 73". Concerning wrestling, Drew Dober is able to curb 55% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown attempts on 18% of the times he tries. McKinney is taking his opponents down on 33% of the attempts he tries and is able to stop 10% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Dober is absorbing 4.08 strikes per minute and he is landing 4.38 per minute. McKinney, moreover, is absorbing 0.55 strikes per min and is dealing 1.65 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sodiq Yusuff (-240)
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