Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam Pick, 2/26/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 49 Odds
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam
UFC Vegas 49
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Terrance McKinney will battle Fares Ziam at UFC Vegas 49 on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The line has McKinney priced at +100 while Ziam is coming in at -120.
Terrance "T. Wrecks" McKinney steps into the cage with a record of 11-3-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The switch fighter has a reach of 73". Fares "Smile Killer" Ziam stands in at 6'1" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 12-3-0. The 24-year-old has a wingspan of 75". With respect to significant strikes, Terrance McKinney is landing 1.73 per min and Fares Ziam connects on 2.13 significant strikes per minute. McKinney lands 57% of the significant strikes he throws while Ziam lands 39%. When it comes to defending themselves, "T. Wrecks" allows 0.58 significant strikes per min while "Smile Killer" allows 1.67. McKinney also defends against 66% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Ziam is able to thwart 65% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 49||Terrance McKinney||Fares Ziam|
|Average Fight Time||3:28||15:00|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.73||2.13|
In the category of takedowns, Terrance McKinney is the more skilled grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 4.33 times per 3 rds. McKinney is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of his tries and is defending 10% of all takedowns attempted on him. Ziam is taking his opponents down on 11% of his takedown attempts and stopping 68% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submissions, McKinney is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 0.5 finishes per 3 rounds while Ziam tries 0.3 finishes per 15 min.
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In his previous bout, Terrance McKinney went up against Matt Frevola and wound up getting the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Frevola landed 0 of 3 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. McKinney ended the night having landed 5 of 7 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Frevola landed 0 of 2, which means his percentage was 0%. He ended up landing 0 of 3 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, McKinney ended up landing 80% of his significant strikes by landing 4 of 5. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 4 of 5 aimed at the head. 33% of the significant strikes landed by Frevola and 50% of them landed by McKinney were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Fares Ziam, he battled Luigi Vendramini and wound up getting the win by majority decision in round 3. Vendramini landed 76% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Ziam landed 94% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Ziam landed 32% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 39 of 121. He ended up landing 24 of 106 significant strikes aimed at the head. Vendramini ended up landing 34 of 95 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 19 of 73 to the head. In regard to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Vendramini was 50 of 116 while Ziam connected on 43 of 125 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Alejandro Perez faces off with Jonathan Martinez. Perez steps into the cage holding a record of 23-8-1. The 32-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 65". Martinez stands 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 14-4-0. The 27-year-old reaches 70". In the grappling category, Alejandro Perez scores a takedown 0.61 times per 3 rounds while Jonathan Martinez scores a takedown 0.42 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Perez connects for an average of 3.45 strikes per minute and is landing 35% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Jonathan Martinez, who connects on 46% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 4.53 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Micheal Gillmore is set to square up in the Octagon with Ramiz Brahimaj. Brahimaj comes into this fight with a mark of 9-4-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 72". Gillmore measures 5'11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 6-4-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 72". Regarding wrestling, Ramiz Brahimaj is able to stop 58% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is getting his opponent to the mat on 60% of his tries. Gillmore is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of the attempts he tries and defends against 55% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Brahimaj takes 4.36 strikes/min while he is dealing 2.64 per min. Gillmore, on the contrary, is taking 3.48 strikes/minute and dishes out 2.35 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fares Ziam (-120)
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