Vicente Luque vs Geoff Neal Pick, 8/6/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 59 Odds
Vicente Luque vs Geoff Neal
UFC Vegas 59
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Vicente Luque will enter the Octagon against Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The moneyline has Luque coming in at -175 while Neal is priced at +150.
Vicente "The Silent Assassin" Luque has a record of 21-8-1. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal stands in at 5'11" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 14-4-0. The 31-year-old stretches 75". When talking about significant strikes, Vicente Luque is connecting on 5.30 per minute while Geoff Neal connects on 4.63 significant strikes per min. Luque connects on 53% of the significant strikes he attempts while Neal connects on 49%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Silent Assassin" takes 5.18 significant strikes per minute while "Handz of Steel" takes 4.91. Luque also defends 53% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Neal is able to defend against 62% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 59||Vicente Luque||Geoff Neal|
|Average Fight Time||9:11||10:02|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.30||4.63|
Concerning wrestling, Vicente Luque is the more efficient wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 0.54 times per 3 rds. Luque is scoring a takedown on 50% of his attempts and is stuffing 61% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Neal is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 85% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of submission attempts, Luque is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.8 finishes per 15 min while Neal attempts 0.2 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his last bout, Vicente Luque fought Belal Muhammad and wound up walking away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 5. Muhammad ended up landing 136 of 260 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Luque ended the night having landed 102 of 203 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Muhammad landed 60 of 155, which gave him a percentage of 38%. He ended up landing 51 of 141 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Luque landed 45% of his significant strikes by sticking 84 of 184. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 54 of 141 to the head. 93% of the significant strikes connected on by Muhammad and 95% of them connected on by Luque were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Geoff Neal, he battled Santiago Ponzinibbio and took home the win by split decision in round 3. Ponzinibbio ended up connecting on 98% of his significant strikes at distance and Neal ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Neal ended up landing 52% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 85 of 161. He connected on 73 of 145 significant strikes directed at the head. Ponzinibbio ended up connecting on 91 of 229 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 62 of 195 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that fight, Ponzinibbio ended up connecting on 91 of 229 and Neal connected on 86 of 162 of all the strikes he threw.
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Another fight to keep an eye on is when Augusto Sakai takes on Serghei Spivac. Sakai has a career record of 15-4-1. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 265 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Spivac stands 6'3" and tips the scales at 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 14-3-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 78". In the grappling category, Augusto Sakai scores a takedown 0.14 times per 3 rounds and Serghei Spivac takes his opponents down 3.29 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Sakai lands an average of 5.04 strikes/minute and connects on 48% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Serghei Spivac, who tags his opponent on 49% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 3.79 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Michal Oleksiejczuk is set to face off with Sam Alvey. Alvey walks into the Octagon with a mark of 33-17-1 (1 NC). The 36-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Oleksiejczuk stands 6'0" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 16-5-0 (1 NC). The 27-year-old extends his reach 74". Concerning grappling, Sam Alvey is stopping 82% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 16% of his tries. Oleksiejczuk is taking his opponents to the mat on 42% of his attempts and deflects 47% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Alvey absorbs 3.57 strikes per min while he connects on 3.30 strikes/min. Oleksiejczuk, on the other side, is taking 4.27 strikes/minute and dishes out 4.75 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Geoff Neal (+150)
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