Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Chris Daukaus Pick, 8/12/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 78 Odds
Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Chris Daukaus
UFC Vegas 78
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Khalil Rountree Jr. will face off against Chris Daukaus at UFC Vegas 78 on Saturday, August 12, 2023. The line has Jr. coming in at -205 while Daukaus is priced at +170.
Khalil Rountree walks into the Octagon with a mark of 12-5-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter stretches 76". Chris Daukaus measures in at 6'3" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 12-6-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 76". When talking about significant strikes, Khalil Rountree Jr. lands 3.67 per min while Chris Daukaus lands 6.41 significant strikes per min. Rountree Jr. is landing 38% of the significant strikes he attempts while Daukaus lands 50%. When it comes to defending in the cage, Rountree takes 4.19 significant strikes per minute while Daukaus takes 4.48. Rountree Jr. also stops 50% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Daukaus prevents 57% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 78||Khalil Rountree Jr.||Chris Daukaus|
|Record||12-5-0 (1 NC)||12-6-0|
|Average Fight Time||8:00||3:15|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.67||6.41|
When it comes to wrestling, Khalil Rountree Jr. is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.50 times per 3 rds. Rountree Jr. is getting his opponent to the mat on 10% of the times he tries and stopping 54% of the takedowns his opponents try. Daukaus is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of his takedown tries and is defending 90% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Rountree Jr. is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.1 finishes per 3 rounds while Daukaus attempts 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his previous bout, Khalil Rountree Jr. fought Dustin Jacoby and wound up taking home the victory via split decision in round 3. Jacoby landed 122 of 257 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Jr. walked away from this fight having landed 88 of 241 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Jacoby landed 120 of 255, giving him a percentage of 47%. He finished the fight landing 69 of 194 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Jr. landed 35% of his significant strikes by connecting on 85 of 237. Of those significant strikes, he landed 49 of 193 pointed at the head. 96% of the significant strikes connected on by Jacoby and 94% of them connected on by Jr. were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Chris Daukaus, he squared up with Jairzinho Rozenstruik and took a loss on the night by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Rozenstruik ended up connecting on 75% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Daukaus ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Daukaus landed 100% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 1 of 1. He connected on 1 of 1 significant strikes directed at the head. Rozenstruik ended up connecting on 12 of 21 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 12 of 21 to the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go, Rozenstruik ended up connecting on 12 of 21 while Daukaus landed 1 of 1 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when AJ Dobson squares up with Tafon Nchukwi. Dobson looks to add a win to his career total of 6-2-0 (1 NC). The 31-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Nchukwi comes in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 6-3-0. The 28-year-old stretches 77". When it comes to grappling, AJ Dobson takes his opponents to the canvas 1.75 times per 15 min while Tafon Nchukwi scores a takedown 0.94 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Dobson lands 4.34 strikes/minute and is landing 46% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Tafon Nchukwi, who connects on 52% of the strikes he has attempted and connects for an average of 6.05 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jamie Pickett is set to fight Josh Fremd. Fremd has a career mark of 10-4-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 76". Pickett measures 6'2" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 13-9-0. The 34-year-old reaches 80". When it comes to takedowns, Josh Fremd stops 31% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown tries on 75% of the times he tries. Pickett is taking his opponents to the mat on 36% of his attempts and is able to deflect 66% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Fremd is absorbing 2.71 strikes/minute while he deals 3.05 strikes per min. Pickett, notwithstanding, is absorbing 4.23 strikes/minute and is dishing out 3.16 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Khalil Rountree Jr. (-205)
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