Da'Mon Blackshear vs Farid Basharat Pick, 3/4/2023 Predictions UFC 285 Odds
Da'Mon Blackshear vs Farid Basharat
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Da'Mon Blackshear will enter the Octagon against Farid Basharat at UFC 285 on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The opener has Blackshear at +330 while Basharat is coming in at -410.
Da'Mon "The Monster" Blackshear will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 12-4-1. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The switch fighter extends his reach 72". Farid "Ferocious" Basharat comes in at 5'8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 9-0-0. The 25-year-old has a reach of 71". In the category of significant strikes, Da'Mon Blackshear is connecting on 1.80 per minute while Farid Basharat connects on 7.73 significant strikes per minute. Blackshear connects on 39% of the significant strikes he throws and Basharat connects on 65%. Regarding defense, "The Monster" allows 4.20 significant strikes per minute while "Ferocious" absorbs 1.80. Blackshear also curbs 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Basharat stops 59% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC 285||Da'Mon Blackshear||Farid Basharat|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||15:00|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||1.80||7.73|
In the wrestling category, Da'Mon Blackshear is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.00 times per 3 rounds. Blackshear is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of the times he tries and defending 15% of all takedown tries against him. Basharat is finishing his takedown tries on 75% of his takedown attempts and is defending 15% of the tries against him. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Blackshear is the more skilled fighter by attempting 1.0 submission per 3 rounds while Basharat attempts 0.5 submissions per 3 rounds.
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In his previous fight, Da'Mon Blackshear went up against Youssef Zalal and ended up in a draw by majority decision in round 3. Zalal landed 82 of 179 total strikes that he let go. Blackshear ended the night having landed 40 of 91 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Zalal ended up landing 63 of 150, which gave him a percentage of 42%. He landed 43 of 126 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Blackshear ended up landing 39% of his significant strikes by landing 27 of 69. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 10 of 42 pointed at the head. 66% of the significant strikes landed by Zalal and 100% of them landed by Blackshear were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Farid Basharat, he battled Allan Begosso and got a win for the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Begosso landed 44% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Basharat landed 44% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Basharat landed 65% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 116 of 177. He ended up connecting on 83 of 139 significant strikes directed at the head. Begosso connected on 27 of 67 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 19 of 54 to the head. In regard to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Begosso ended up connecting on 39 of 84 and Basharat landed 163 of 226 of the strikes he threw in total.
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An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Kamuela Kirk squares up in the Octagon against Esteban Ribovics. Kirk holds a career record of 12-5-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 75". Ribovics comes in at 5'10" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 11-0-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding grappling, Kamuela Kirk scores a takedown 0.86 times per 15 minutes while Esteban Ribovics gets a takedown 0.40 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Kirk is landing 2.99 strikes/minute and is landing 49% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Esteban Ribovics, who connects on 35% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 8.67 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Alexa Grasso is set to square up in the Octagon against Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko walks into the cage with a record of 23-3-0. The 34-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The southpaw fighter extends her reach 66". Grasso stands 5'5" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 15-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 66". Regarding takedowns, Valentina Shevchenko stops 70% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is getting her opponent to the mat on 64% of her tries. Grasso is finishing her takedown tries on 57% of her tries and curbs 64% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Shevchenko is taking 1.90 strikes per minute and she is dealing 3.19 strikes per minute. Grasso, in contrast, takes 4.02 strikes per min and lands 5.14 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Farid Basharat (-410)
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