Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova Pick, 8/20/2022 Predictions UFC 278 Odds
Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova
Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Wu Yanan will take on Lucie Pudilova at UFC 278 on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The opening line has Yanan priced at +120 while Pudilova is coming in at -140.
Wu "Mulan" Yanan looks to add a win to her career total of 13-5-0. The 26-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 66". Lucie Pudilova stands 5'8" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 13-7-0. The 28-year-old extends her reach 67". With respect to significant strikes, Wu Yanan is connecting on 4.42 per minute while Lucie Pudilova lands 4.15 significant strikes per minute. Yanan lands 40% of the significant strikes she tries and Pudilova connects on 36%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Mulan" absorbs 5.05 significant strikes per minute and Pudilova absorbs 4.09. Yanan also prevents 49% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Pudilova is able to curb 52% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC 278||Wu Yanan||Lucie Pudilova|
|Average Fight Time||12:48||13:46|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.42||4.15|
Regarding grappling, Wu Yanan is the more productive grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.70 times per 15 min. Yanan is finishing her takedown attempts on 30% of the times she tries and is defending 68% of all takedown attempts. Pudilova is taking her opponents to the canvas on 12% of her takedown tries and stuffing 61% of all takedowns attempted on her. Regarding going for the sub, Yanan is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 0.2 submissions per 15 min while Pudilova looks to get 0.6 submissions per 3 rounds.
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In her last bout, Wu Yanan faced Mayra Bueno Silva and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Silva landed 88 of 153 total strikes attempted in that contest. Yanan walked away from this fight having landed 75 of 232 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Silva ended up landing 87 of 152, which gave her a percentage of 57%. She finished the fight landing 49 of 97 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Yanan landed 28% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 62 of 218. Of all the significant strikes, she connected on 37 of 169 pointed at the head. 91% of the significant strikes connected on by Silva and 87% of them connected on by Yanan were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Lucie Pudilova, she fought Justine Kish and was defeated by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Kish ended up connecting on 80% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Pudilova ended up connecting on 86% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Pudilova connected on 20% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 29 of 143. She ended up connecting on 22 of 131 significant strikes directed at the head. Kish ended up connecting on 62 of 129 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she landed 17 of 70 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that she threw in that fight, Kish landed 66 of 135 and Pudilova ended up landing 47 of 165 of all the strikes she threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Kamaru Usman takes on Leon Edwards. Usman steps into the Octagon with a mark of 20-1-0. The 35-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 76". Edwards comes in at 6'2" and will fight at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 19-3-0 (1 NC). The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 74". When it comes to wrestling, Kamaru Usman gets a takedown 3.00 times per 15 minutes and Leon Edwards is able to score a takedown 1.48 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Usman connects on 4.66 strikes/minute and is connecting on 52% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Leon Edwards, who lands 49% of the strikes he has tried and is connecting on 2.62 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Luke Rockhold is set to take on Paulo Costa. Costa will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Rockhold stands in at 6'3" and will fight at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a record of 16-5-0. The 37-year-old reaches 77". In terms of grappling, Paulo Costa is able to defend against 80% of his opponents' takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 50% of his tries. Rockhold is finishing his takedowns on 30% of his tries and is able to stop 68% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Costa takes 7.02 strikes/min and he dishes out 6.85 per minute. Rockhold, moreover, is taking 2.43 strikes/min and lands 4.18 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wu Yanan (+120)
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