John Castaneda vs Kyung Ho Kang Pick, 11/11/2023 Predictions UFC 295 Odds
John Castaneda vs Kyung Ho Kang
Madison Square Garden in New York City
Saturday, November 11, 2023
John Castaneda will face off against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 295 on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The opener has Castaneda at -162 while Kang is coming in at +136.
John "Sexy Mexi" Castaneda steps into the Octagon holding a record of 20-6-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 71". Kyung "Mr. Perfect" Ho Kang stands 5'9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 19-9-0 (1 NC). The 36-year-old reaches 73". Regarding significant strikes, John Castaneda connects on 4.24 per min and Kyung Ho Kang is connecting on 3.09 significant strikes per minute. Castaneda connects on 47% of the significant strikes he tries and Ho Kang is landing 49%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Sexy Mexi" takes 4.80 significant strikes per minute and "Mr. Perfect" takes 2.91. Castaneda also thwarts 55% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Ho Kang stops 58% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC 295||John Castaneda||Kyung Ho Kang|
|Record||20-6-0||19-9-0 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||11:48||12:06|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.24||3.09|
In the grappling category, John Castaneda is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 1.69 times per 3 rds. Castaneda is taking his opponents to the canvas on 38% of his attempts and defending 71% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Ho Kang is taking his opponents to the mat on 57% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 70% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to going for the sub, Castaneda is less apt at going for the finish by attempting 0.2 subs per 3 rds while Ho Kang tries 0.9 subs per 3 rounds.
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The last time he fought, John Castaneda faced Muin Gafurov and ended up getting the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Gafurov ended up landing 93 of 204 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Castaneda walked away from this fight having landed 70 of 121 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Gafurov landed 61 of 157, which gave him a percentage of 38%. He finished the fight landing 45 of 135 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Castaneda landed 45% of his significant strikes by landing 40 of 88. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 30 of 73 aimed at the head. 77% of the significant strikes connected on by Gafurov and 92% of them landed by Castaneda were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Kyung Ho Kang, he fought Cristian Quinonez and wound up taking home the win by way of rear naked choke in round 1. Quinonez ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Kang connected on 77% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Kang ended up landing 59% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 22 of 37. He ended up connecting on 14 of 28 significant strikes directed at the head. Quinonez landed 13 of 29 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 11 of 27 aimed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, Quinonez connected on 13 of 29 while Kang connected on 31 of 46 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Joshua Van squares up against Kevin Borjas. Van has a career mark of 8-1-0. The 22-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 65". Borjas measures 5'5" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 9-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 68". In terms of takedowns, Joshua Van is averaging a takedown 0.90 times per 3 rds while Kevin Borjas takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Van connects on 8.00 strikes per minute and lands 51% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Kevin Borjas, who connects on 44% of the strikes he has attempted and connects on 5.80 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Jamall Emmers is set to face off against Dennis Buzukja. Buzukja steps into the cage with a mark of 8-3-0. The 26-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The switch fighter extends his reach 70". Emmers measures in at 5'10" and will fight at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 19-7-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 74". In terms of grappling, Dennis Buzukja defends against 73% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 30% of his attempts. Emmers is finishing his takedowns on 40% of his tries and defends against 90% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Buzukja takes 4.71 strikes/min while he is landing 3.29 strikes/minute. Emmers, notwithstanding, is absorbing 3.79 strikes per min and dishes out 4.95 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take John Castaneda (-162)
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