William Knight vs Maxim Grishin Pick, 2/12/2022 Predictions UFC 271 Odds
William Knight vs Maxim Grishin
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 12, 2022
William Knight will take on Maxim Grishin at UFC 271 on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The opening moneyline has Knight priced at +150 while Grishin is coming in at -170.
William "Knightmare" Knight has a mark of 11-2-0. The 33-year-old weighs 205 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Maxim "Maximus" Grishin measures 6'3" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 31-9-2. The 37-year-old has a reach of 78". When talking about significant strikes, William Knight lands 3.58 per minute while Maxim Grishin is connecting on 2.95 significant strikes per minute. Knight lands 65% of the significant strikes he tries while Grishin lands 44%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Knightmare" absorbs 2.72 significant strikes per min and "Maximus" takes 2.33. Knight also stops 36% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Grishin is able to stop 56% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 271||William Knight||Maxim Grishin|
|Average Fight Time||10:59||13:19|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.58||2.95|
In terms of takedowns, William Knight is the more skilled wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 2.05 times per 3 rds. Knight is taking his opponents to the canvas on 47% of his tries and stuffing 45% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Grishin is scoring a takedown on 33% of his takedown attempts and stopping 66% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submissions, Knight is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.2 subs per 15 min while Grishin looks to get 0.7 subs per 3 rds.
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In his previous fight, William Knight faced Fabio Cherant and wound up getting the victory via a punch to the head in round 1. Cherant ended up landing 15 of 23 total strikes attempted in that fight. Knight finished this fight landing 14 of 24 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Cherant landed 15 of 23, which gave him a percentage of 65%. He finished the fight landing 3 of 11 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Knight ended up landing 58% of his significant strikes by sticking 14 of 24. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 5 of 13 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Cherant and 78% of them connected on by Knight were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Maxim Grishin, he battled Dustin Jacoby and walked away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Jacoby landed 96% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Grishin connected on 89% of his significant strikes at distance. Grishin landed 42% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 66 of 156. He ended up connecting on 31 of 110 significant strikes directed at the head. Jacoby ended up connecting on 57 of 137 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 25 of 88 to the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that contest, Jacoby landed 60 of 141 and Grishin ended up connecting on 80 of 172 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Mana Martinez encounters Ronnie Lawrence. Martinez looks to add a victory to his total of 9-2-0. The 25-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 70". Lawrence measures in at 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 7-1-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 68". In terms of takedowns, Mana Martinez takes his opponents to the canvas 1.73 times per 15 minutes and Ronnie Lawrence takes his opponents to the canvas 10.86 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Martinez tags his opponents 4.84 strikes per minute and is landing 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Ronnie Lawrence, who lands 58% of the strikes that he throws and is landing 3.80 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Renato Moicano is set to square up with Alexander Hernandez. Hernandez will be looking to add a win to his career record of 13-4-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 72". Moicano stands 5'11" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 15-4-1. The 32-year-old stretches 72". In the category of takedowns, Alexander Hernandez stops 62% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown attempts on 35% of the times he tries. Moicano is taking his opponents to the mat on 60% of his tries and defends against 78% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Hernandez is taking 3.82 strikes/minute and he is dishing out 3.79 strikes/min. Moicano, moreover, absorbs 3.43 strikes per minute and is landing 5.12 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maxim Grishin (-170)
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