Mana Martinez vs Cameron Saaiman Pick, 3/4/2023 Predictions UFC 285 Odds
Mana Martinez vs Cameron Saaiman
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Mana Martinez will enter the Octagon with Cameron Saaiman at UFC 285 on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The opener has Martinez coming in at +210 while Saaiman is coming in at -250.
Mana "ManaBoi" Martinez will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 10-3-0. The 26-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 70". Cameron "MSP" Saaiman stands 5'8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 7-0-0. The 22-year-old stretches 67". In the category of significant strikes, Mana Martinez is landing 4.43 per min and Cameron Saaiman is landing 4.06 significant strikes per minute. Martinez is landing 51% of the significant strikes he attempts and Saaiman is landing 46%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "ManaBoi" absorbs 4.03 significant strikes per minute and "MSP" absorbs 1.81. Martinez also deflects 49% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Saaiman is able to defend against 60% of the shots thrown.
|UFC 285||Mana Martinez||Cameron Saaiman|
|Average Fight Time||11:51||13:33|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.43||4.06|
When it comes to grappling, Mana Martinez is the more apt wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.95 times per 15 min. Martinez is finishing his takedown attempts on 42% of the times he tries and defending 27% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Saaiman is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of his takedown tries and defending 40% of the tries against him. In terms of going for the submission, Martinez is the more able fighter by going for 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds while Saaiman attempts 0.6 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his previous fight, Mana Martinez went up against Brandon Davis and wound up taking home the victory by way of split decision in round 3. Davis landed 84 of 189 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Martinez walked away from this fight having landed 87 of 162 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Davis ended up landing 76 of 181, which gave him a rate of 41%. He finished the fight landing 43 of 139 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Martinez landed 54% of his significant strikes by connecting on 87 of 161. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 45 of 108 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Davis and 94% of them landed by Martinez were done at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Cameron Saaiman, he squared up with Steven Koslow and got a win for the night by a punch to the head in round 3. Koslow connected on 72% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Saaiman ended up landing 43% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Saaiman ended up landing 59% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 53 of 89. He ended up connecting on 38 of 69 significant strikes directed at the head. Koslow landed 11 of 29 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 8 of 25 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes attempted in that contest, Koslow connected on 20 of 42 while Saaiman was 105 of 149 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Da'Mon Blackshear squares up against Farid Basharat. 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". 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". When it comes to grappling, Da'Mon Blackshear scores a takedown 1.00 times per 3 rds and Farid Basharat takes his opponents to the mat 3.00 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Blackshear connects for an average of 1.80 strikes/min and is landing 39% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Farid Basharat, who lands 65% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 7.73 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Esteban Ribovics is set to clash with Kamuela Kirk. 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 takedowns, Kamuela Kirk is able to defend against 53% of the takedowns his opponents try and is getting his opponent to the mat on 40% of his attempts. Ribovics is taking his opponents down on 15% of his attempts and prevents 15% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Kirk takes 5.10 strikes per minute while he is connecting on 2.99 per minute. Ribovics, at the same time, absorbs 7.33 strikes per min and deals 8.67 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mana Martinez (+210)
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