Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi Pick, 6/3/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 74 Odds
Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi
UFC Vegas 74
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Kai Kara-France will face off against Amir Albazi at UFC Vegas 74 on Saturday, June 3, 2023. The opening moneyline has Kara-France priced at -110 while Albazi is priced at -110.
Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France steps into the cage holding a mark of 24-10-0 (1 NC). The 30-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and comes in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Amir "The Prince" Albazi comes in at 5'5" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 16-1-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 68". In terms of significant strikes, Kai Kara-France lands 4.70 per minute and Amir Albazi connects on 3.54 significant strikes per min. Kara-France lands 40% of the significant strikes he attempts and Albazi is connecting on 43%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Don't Blink" absorbs 3.57 significant strikes per minute and "The Prince" absorbs 2.47. Kara-France also curbs 64% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Albazi is able to stop 61% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 74||Kai Kara-France||Amir Albazi|
|Record||24-10-0 (1 NC)||16-1-0|
|Average Fight Time||11:52||9:07|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.70||3.54|
In terms of grappling, Kai Kara-France is the lesser skilled grappler as he takes his opponents down 0.51 times per 15 min. Kara-France is taking his opponents to the canvas on 25% of his tries and defending 87% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Albazi is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 66% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding subbing opponents, Kara-France is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.4 finishes per 15 min while Albazi looks to get 0.8 finishes per 15 min.
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In his previous fight, Kai Kara-France went up against Brandon Moreno and was on the losing end of this fight by a kick to the body in round 3. Moreno landed 59 of 153 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Kara-France finished this fight landing 66 of 123 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Moreno landed 58 of 151, giving him a percentage of 38%. He finished the fight landing 43 of 133 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Kara-France landed 48% of his significant strikes by connecting on 53 of 110. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 24 of 71 pointed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes landed by Moreno and 90% of them connected on by Kara-France were done at distance.
In the last bout for Amir Albazi, he fought Alessandro Costa and took home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Costa landed 94% of his significant strikes at distance while Albazi connected on 62% of his significant strikes at distance. Albazi ended up landing 45% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 37 of 81. He ended up landing 23 of 67 significant strikes aimed at the head. Costa ended up landing 17 of 71 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 6 of 55 to the head. Discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Costa ended up landing 38 of 107 while Albazi ended up landing 62 of 110 total strikes.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Alex Caceres faces off against Daniel Pineda. Caceres has a record of 20-13-0 (1 NC). The 34-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and stands 5'10". The southpaw fighter stretches 73". Pineda measures 5'7" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 28-14-0 (3 NC). The 37-year-old stretches 69". When it comes to grappling, Alex Caceres scores a takedown 0.57 times per 15 min and Daniel Pineda is able to score a takedown 1.47 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Caceres is connecting on 4.16 strikes per minute and connects on 51% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Daniel Pineda, who connects on 49% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 3.32 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Jared Gordon is set to enter the Octagon against Jim Miller. Miller comes into this bout with a record of 35-17-0 (1 NC). The 39-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 71". Gordon stands 5'9" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 19-6-0 (1 NC). The 34-year-old extends his reach 68". In terms of grappling, Jim Miller is able to thwart 48% of his opponents' takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 43% of his tries. Gordon is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of the tries he takes and curbs 62% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Miller is absorbing 3.08 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 2.85 strikes/min. Gordon, moreover, is absorbing 3.28 strikes per min and is dishing out 5.32 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kai Kara-France (-110)
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