Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina Pick, 3/18/2023 Predictions UFC 286 Odds
Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina
The O2 in London, England
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Joanne Wood will face off with Luana Carolina at UFC 286 on Saturday, March 18, 2023. The odds have Wood priced at -185 while Carolina is coming in at +150.
Joanne "JoJo" Wood steps into the Octagon with a record of 15-8-0. The 37-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and stands 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 65". Luana "Dread" Carolina measures 5'6" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 8-3-0. The 29-year-old extends her reach 69". In terms of significant strikes, Joanne Wood is connecting on 6.76 per min while Luana Carolina is landing 4.64 significant strikes per min. Wood connects on 50% of the significant strikes she attempts while Carolina is connecting on 50%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "JoJo" absorbs 4.54 significant strikes per min and "Dread" absorbs 3.55. Wood also thwarts 52% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Carolina is able to thwart 47% of the shots thrown in her direction.
|UFC 286||Joanne Wood||Luana Carolina|
|Average Fight Time||10:28||12:13|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.76||4.64|
In the grappling category, Joanne Wood is the more capable grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 1.53 times per 3 rds. Wood is getting her opponent to the mat on 55% of the times she tries and thwarting 59% of the takedowns her opponents try. Carolina is scoring a takedown on 15% of the takedowns she attempts and is stopping 82% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Wood is not as skilled of a technician by trying 0.4 finishes per 15 min while Carolina looks to get 1.0 submission per 3 rds.
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The last time she fought, Joanne Wood faced Alexa Grasso and wound up taking the loss by way of rear naked choke in round 1. Grasso ended up landing 50 of 65 total strikes attempted in that fight. Wood finished this fight landing 61 of 76 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Grasso landed 16 of 28, which means her percentage was 57%. She finished the fight landing 13 of 25 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Wood ended up landing 69% of her significant strikes by sticking 34 of 49. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she connected on 22 of 33 aimed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes landed by Grasso and 94% of them landed by Wood were done at distance.
In the last bout for Luana Carolina, she battled Molly McCann and was defeated via a spinning back elbow to the head in round 3. McCann landed 81% of the significant strikes she took from distance and Carolina landed 73% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Carolina landed 48% of the significant strikes she attempted by landing 64 of 132. She connected on 26 of 88 significant strikes directed at the head. McCann connected on 85 of 159 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, she landed 52 of 118 to the head. Regarding the strikes she fired off in this contest, McCann connected on 99 of 174 and Carolina connected on 76 of 144 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Juliana Miller squares up in the Octagon against Veronica Macedo. Miller will be looking to add a victory to her record of 4-1-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 66". Macedo measures 5'4" and will fight at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 6-4-1. The 27-year-old reaches 64". In terms of takedowns, Juliana Miller is able to score a takedown 4.30 times per 15 minutes and Veronica Macedo takes her opponents to the canvas 0.57 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Miller lands 3.87 strikes per minute and connects on 63% of her attempted strikes. Joining her in the Octagon is Veronica Macedo, who is landing 39% of the strikes she attempts and is landing 3.13 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Kamaru Usman is set to fight Leon Edwards. Edwards holds a record of 20-3-0 (1 NC). The 31-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 74". Usman stands in at 6'0" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The switch fighter looks to add a win to his total of 20-2-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 76". In terms of grappling, Leon Edwards is able to defend against 68% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of his tries. Usman is finishing his takedowns on 48% of the attempts he tries and curbs 97% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Edwards is taking 2.28 strikes per min while he dishes out 2.59 strikes/minute. Usman, at the same time, is taking 2.56 strikes per minute and connects on 4.55 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Luana Carolina (+150)
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