Tim Means vs Max Griffin Pick, 10/29/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 63 Odds
Tim Means vs Max Griffin
UFC Vegas 63
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Tim Means will face off against Max Griffin at UFC Vegas 63 on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The opener has Means coming in at +150 while Griffin is coming in at -175.
Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 32-13-1 (1 NC). The 38-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 75". Max "Pain" Griffin comes in at 5'11" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 18-9-0. The 36-year-old reaches 76". Regarding significant strikes, Tim Means lands 5.01 per minute while Max Griffin is landing 4.36 significant strikes per minute. Means connects on 48% of the significant strikes he attempts while Griffin is landing 50%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "The Dirty Bird" takes 3.63 significant strikes per min while "Pain" allows 3.94. Means also stops 61% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Griffin curbs 57% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 63||Tim Means||Max Griffin|
|Record||32-13-1 (1 NC)||18-9-0|
|Average Fight Time||10:00||12:30|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.01||4.36|
Regarding grappling, Tim Means is the lesser skilled wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.02 times per 15 min. Means is scoring a takedown on 39% of the times he tries and is defending 66% of the takedowns his opponents try. Griffin is taking his opponents down on 50% of his takedown tries and is stopping 75% of the attempts against him. When it comes to going for the sub, Means is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.2 submissions per 15 min while Griffin looks to get 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds.
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In his previous fight, Tim Means faced Kevin Holland and wound up losing the fight via d'arce choke in round 2. Holland landed 53 of 109 total strikes attempted in that fight. Means ended the night having landed 25 of 52 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Holland ended up landing 36 of 90, giving him a percentage of 40%. He landed 26 of 71 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Means ended up landing 45% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 21 of 46. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 8 of 25 to the head. 91% of the significant strikes landed by Holland and 95% of them connected on by Means were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Max Griffin, he went up against Neil Magny and wound up taking the loss via split decision in round 3. Magny landed 77% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Griffin connected on 94% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Griffin ended up connecting on 54% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 67 of 123. He ended up landing 34 of 87 significant strikes aimed at the head. Magny ended up connecting on 54 of 144 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 42 of 126 to the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that contest, Magny connected on 104 of 204 while Griffin was 75 of 132 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Waldo Cortes-Acosta encounters Jared Vanderaa. Cortes-Acosta walks into the cage with a record of 7-0-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 260 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 83". Vanderaa measures in at 6'4" and weighs in at 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 12-9-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 80". In terms of takedowns, Waldo Cortes-Acosta gets his opposition to the mat 0.40 times per 3 rounds while Jared Vanderaa is averaging a takedown 0.22 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Cortes-Acosta connects on 11.73 strikes/minute and is landing 48% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Jared Vanderaa, who connects on 45% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 5.23 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Tresean Gore is set to square up in the Octagon against Josh Fremd. Fremd has a career mark of 9-3-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Gore measures 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 4-2-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 75". When it comes to takedowns, Josh Fremd is able to stop 27% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 85% of his attempts. Gore is finishing his takedown tries on 66% of the tries he takes and is able to defend against 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Fremd takes 3.20 strikes per minute and he is landing 2.07 strikes/minute. Gore, on the other hand, is taking 6.74 strikes per minute and is landing 3.45 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Max Griffin (-175)
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