Augusto Sakai vs Don'Tale Mayes Pick, 2/25/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 70 Odds
Augusto Sakai vs Don'Tale Mayes
UFC Vegas 70
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Augusto Sakai will enter the Octagon against Don'Tale Mayes at UFC Vegas 70 on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The odds have Sakai at -125 while Mayes is priced at +105.
Augusto Sakai steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 15-5-1. The 31-year-old is fighting at 265 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Don'Tale "Lord Kong" Mayes measures 6'6" and weighs 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 9-4-0 (1 NC). The 31-year-old stretches 81". Concerning significant strikes, Augusto Sakai is landing 4.73 per minute while Don'Tale Mayes is landing 3.65 significant strikes per min. Sakai is connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he throws while Mayes is connecting on 45%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, Sakai allows 4.07 significant strikes per min and "Lord Kong" takes 3.84. Sakai also stops 48% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Mayes is able to curb 43% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 70||Augusto Sakai||Don'Tale Mayes|
|Record||15-5-1||9-4-0 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||10:42||11:47|
|Weight||265 lbs||260 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.73||3.65|
Concerning takedowns, Augusto Sakai is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.13 times per 3 rounds. Sakai is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of his attempts and stopping 54% of all takedowns attempted on him. Mayes is finishing his takedowns on 53% of the takedowns he tries and thwarting 57% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Sakai is the more capable fighter by trying 0.7 submissions per 15 minutes while Mayes tries 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds.
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In his last bout, Augusto Sakai squared up with Serghei Spivac and wound up walking away in defeat by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Spivac landed 86 of 119 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Sakai finished this fight landing 14 of 29 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Spivac landed 33 of 49, which gave him a rate of 67%. He ended up landing 33 of 49 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Sakai landed 34% of his significant strikes by landing 8 of 23. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 1 of 14 aimed at the head. 27% of the significant strikes connected on by Spivac and 25% of them connected on by Sakai were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Don'Tale Mayes, he faced off with Hamdy Abdelwahab and the fight ended in a no contest by a failed drug test by Abdelwahab in round 3. Abdelwahab ended up landing 51% of his significant strikes at distance and Mayes ended up landing 95% of his significant strikes at distance. Mayes landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 47 of 116. He connected on 28 of 90 significant strikes to the head. Abdelwahab landed 58 of 110 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 51 of 102 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go, Abdelwahab connected on 106 of 164 and Mayes was 54 of 123 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Mike Malott fights Yohan Lainesse. Malott comes into this bout holding a record of 8-1-1. The 31-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Lainesse stands in at 6'1" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 9-1-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 76". Regarding grappling, Mike Malott takes his opponents to the canvas 1.55 times per 3 rds and Yohan Lainesse is averaging a takedown 1.17 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Malott tags his opponents 5.02 strikes/min and landing 40% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Yohan Lainesse, who is landing 43% of the strikes he has attempted and lands 2.69 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Trevor Peek is set to go up against Erick Gonzalez. Gonzalez steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 14-7-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Peek measures 5'9" and weighs 155 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 7-0-0 (1 NC). The 28-year-old reaches 70". In terms of wrestling, Erick Gonzalez is able to defend against 33% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedowns on 33% of his attempts. Peek is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the attempts he tries and is able to curb 50% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Gonzalez takes 6.65 strikes/minute while he is landing 3.06 strikes per minute. Peek, in contrast, takes 8.53 strikes per minute and lands 7.09 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Augusto Sakai (-125)
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