Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker Pick, 8/20/2022 Predictions UFC 278 Odds
Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker
Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Tyson Pedro will enter the Octagon with Harry Hunsucker at UFC 278 on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The opening line has Pedro priced at -740 while Hunsucker is priced at +540.
Tyson Pedro looks to add a victory to his record of 8-3-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Harry "The Hurricane" Hunsucker measures 6'2" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 7-5-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 75". Regarding significant strikes, Tyson Pedro connects on 2.89 per min and Harry Hunsucker is connecting on 3.83 significant strikes per minute. Pedro lands 64% of the significant strikes he tries while Hunsucker lands 52%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Pedro allows 2.36 significant strikes per min while "The Hurricane" allows 6.70. Pedro also curbs 51% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Hunsucker is able to thwart 42% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 278||Tyson Pedro||Harry Hunsucker|
|Average Fight Time||6:32||2:05|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.89||3.83|
Concerning grappling, Tyson Pedro is the more competent wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 0.66 times per 3 rds. Pedro is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of his tries and is defending 52% of all takedown attempts. Hunsucker is scoring a takedown on 15% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 15% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Pedro is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 1.3 subs per 15 minutes while Hunsucker attempts 2.4 subs per 3 rds.
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The last time he fought, Tyson Pedro went up against Ike Villanueva and ended up getting the victory in the fight by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Villanueva landed 4 of 22 total strikes that he let go. Pedro walked away from this fight having landed 22 of 29 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Villanueva ended up landing 4 of 22, which gave him a percentage of 18%. He landed 2 of 20 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Pedro ended up landing 75% of his significant strikes by sticking 22 of 29. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 10 of 17 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Villanueva and 86% of them landed by Pedro were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Harry Hunsucker, he battled Justin Tafa and was defeated by way of a kick to the head in round 1. Tafa connected on 80% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Hunsucker ended up connecting on 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Hunsucker landed 55% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 5 of 9. He landed 2 of 5 significant strikes directed at the head. Tafa ended up connecting on 5 of 10 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 4 of 9 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he threw in that fight, Tafa connected on 5 of 10 while Hunsucker was 5 of 9 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Leonardo Santos enters the Octagon with Jared Gordon. Santos will be looking to add a win to his career total of 18-6-1. The 42-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and stands 6'0". The orthodox fighter reaches 75". Gordon measures 5'9" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 18-5-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 68". When it comes to grappling, Leonardo Santos gets his opposition to the mat 1.01 times per 15 minutes and Jared Gordon scores a takedown 2.22 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Santos lands an average of 2.88 strikes/min and is connecting on 47% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Jared Gordon, who connects on 57% of the strikes he has tried and lands 5.24 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Luis Saldana is set to clash with Sean Woodson. 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". 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 grappling, Sean Woodson curbs 82% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown attempts on 15% of his tries. Saldana is taking his opponents down on 20% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 44% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Woodson absorbs 3.76 strikes/min while he connects on 5.75 per min. Saldana, at the same time, is taking 3.32 strikes per min and lands 4.92 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tyson Pedro (-740)
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