Tyson Pedro vs Ike Villanueva Pick, 4/23/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 52 Odds
Tyson Pedro vs Ike Villanueva
UFC Vegas 52
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Tyson Pedro will take on Ike Villanueva at UFC Vegas 52 on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The opening line has Pedro coming in at -550 while Villanueva is priced at +400.
Tyson Pedro will be looking to add a victory to his total of 7-3-0. The 30-year-old weighs 205 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Ike "Hurricane" Villanueva comes in at 6'1" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 18-13-0. The 38-year-old has a wingspan of 73". With respect to significant strikes, Tyson Pedro is connecting on 2.70 per min while Ike Villanueva is connecting on 4.35 significant strikes per minute. Pedro is connecting on 62% of the significant strikes he attempts and Villanueva is landing 40%. Concerning the fighter's defense, Pedro takes 2.55 significant strikes per min and "Hurricane" absorbs 7.91. Pedro also thwarts 48% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Villanueva is able to thwart 37% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 52||Tyson Pedro||Ike Villanueva|
|Average Fight Time||6:48||4:03|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.70||4.35|
In the wrestling category, Tyson Pedro is the more capable grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.74 times per 15 min. Pedro is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of his attempts and is stopping 52% of all takedowns attempted on him. Villanueva is taking his opponents down on 50% of his takedown tries and stuffing 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of subbing the opposition, Pedro is the more apt fighter by attempting 1.5 submissions per 15 minutes while Villanueva tries 0.5 submissions per 3 rds.
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In his last fight, Tyson Pedro fought Mauricio Rua and ended up taking the loss by a punch to the head in round 3. Rua ended up landing 62 of 94 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Pedro finished this fight landing 36 of 49 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Rua ended up landing 30 of 56, giving him a percentage of 53%. He finished the fight landing 23 of 45 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Pedro ended up landing 70% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 31 of 44. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 33 to the head. 40% of the significant strikes landed by Rua and 67% of them landed by Pedro were done at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Ike Villanueva, he faced off with Nicolae Negumereanu and took a loss on the night by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Negumereanu landed 63% of his significant strikes at distance while Villanueva ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Villanueva landed 33% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 7 of 21. He landed 5 of 19 significant strikes to the head. Negumereanu ended up landing 11 of 21 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 8 of 18 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Negumereanu was 11 of 21 and Villanueva ended up landing 7 of 21 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Qileng Aori faces off with Cameron Else. Aori comes into this fight with a mark of 18-9-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Else measures in at 5'9" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 10-5-0. The 34-year-old stretches 71". In terms of takedowns, Qileng Aori gets a takedown 2.00 times per 3 rounds while Cameron Else is averaging a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Aori is landing 6.03 strikes/min and connecting on 45% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Cameron Else, who tags the opposition on 36% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 1.92 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Philipe Lins is set to square up in the Octagon with Marcin Prachnio. Prachnio walks into the Octagon holding a record of 15-5-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 74". Lins measures 6'2" and will fight at 240 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 14-5-0. The 36-year-old stretches 78". In terms of grappling, Marcin Prachnio is thwarting 10% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of his attempts. Lins is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of the tries he takes and stops 10% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Prachnio is taking 4.10 strikes per min and he is dealing 6.28 strikes per minute. Lins, on the other side, takes 3.68 strikes/minute and deals 2.66 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tyson Pedro (-550)
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