Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs Jared Vanderaa Pick, 10/29/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 63 Odds
Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs Jared Vanderaa
UFC Vegas 63
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Waldo Cortes-Acosta will enter the Octagon with Jared Vanderaa at UFC Vegas 63 on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The opening odds have Cortes-Acosta priced at -215 while Vanderaa is coming in at +185.
Waldo "Salsa Boy" 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". Jared 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 the category of significant strikes, Waldo Cortes-Acosta connects on 11.73 per minute and Jared Vanderaa connects on 5.23 significant strikes per min. Cortes-Acosta connects on 48% of the significant strikes he attempts and Vanderaa is landing 45%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Salsa Boy" allows 4.09 significant strikes per min while Vanderaa takes 5.84. Cortes-Acosta also stops 44% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Vanderaa defends against 43% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 63||Waldo Cortes-Acosta||Jared Vanderaa|
|Average Fight Time||3:40||9:57|
|Weight||260 lbs||265 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||11.73||5.23|
Concerning wrestling, Waldo Cortes-Acosta is the more skilled grappler as he takes his opponents down 0.40 times per 15 minutes. Cortes-Acosta is taking his opponents to the canvas on 15% of the times he tries and stuffing 15% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Vanderaa is finishing his takedowns on 85% of his takedown tries and stuffing 20% of the attempts against him. Regarding submission attempts, Cortes-Acosta is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.4 subs per 15 min while Vanderaa tries 0.6 subs per 15 min.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Waldo Cortes-Acosta faced Danilo Suzart and got a win for the night by way of a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Suzart ended up landing 18 of 31 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Cortes-Acosta walked away from this fight having landed 47 of 95 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Suzart landed 15 of 27, which gave him a percentage of 55%. He ended up landing 8 of 19 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Cortes-Acosta ended up landing 48% of his significant strikes by sticking 43 of 89. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 42 of 88 to the head. 80% of the significant strikes connected on by Suzart and 53% of them landed by Cortes-Acosta were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Jared Vanderaa, he faced off with Chase Sherman and walked away in defeat via a punch to the head in round 3. Sherman landed 97% of his significant strikes at distance and Vanderaa connected on 99% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Vanderaa ended up landing 40% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 109 of 266. He ended up landing 76 of 224 significant strikes aimed at the head. Sherman ended up landing 137 of 235 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 86 of 175 to the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that fight, Sherman connected on 137 of 235 while Vanderaa landed 109 of 267 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Josh Fremd takes on Tresean Gore. 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". In terms of takedowns, Josh Fremd takes his opponents to the canvas 1.00 times per 3 rds while Tresean Gore scores a takedown 1.59 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Fremd is connecting on 2.07 strikes/min and is connecting on 57% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Tresean Gore, who is landing 54% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 3.45 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Khalil Rountree Jr. is set to face off with Dustin Jacoby. Jacoby walks into the cage holding a mark of 18-5-1. The 34-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 76". Rountree Jr. measures 6'1" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 11-5-0 (1 NC). The 32-year-old has an arm span of 76". In the category of takedowns, Dustin Jacoby thwarts 58% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is getting his opponent to the mat on 42% of the times he tries. Rountree Jr. is taking his opponents to the mat on 15% of his attempts and prevents 50% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Jacoby is absorbing 3.77 strikes per minute and he dishes out 5.27 strikes/min. Rountree Jr., moreover, is taking 3.55 strikes per min and dishes out 3.34 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Waldo Cortes-Acosta (-215)
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