Mauricio Rua vs Ihor Potieria Pick, 1/21/2023 Predictions UFC 283 Odds
Mauricio Rua vs Ihor Potieria
Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Mauricio Rua will enter the Octagon against Ihor Potieria at UFC 283 on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The odds have Rua priced at +170 while Potieria is priced at -200.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua walks into the cage with a mark of 27-13-1. The 41-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 76". Ihor "Duelist" Potieria stands in at 6'3" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 19-3-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 75". With respect to significant strikes, Mauricio Rua connects on 3.57 per min and Ihor Potieria connects on 4.58 significant strikes per min. Rua lands 50% of the significant strikes he tries and Potieria connects on 58%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "Shogun" takes 2.77 significant strikes per min and "Duelist" allows 5.89. Rua also deflects 54% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Potieria is able to deflect 42% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 283||Mauricio Rua||Ihor Potieria|
|Average Fight Time||9:11||6:07|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.57||4.58|
In the grappling category, Mauricio Rua is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents down 2.03 times per 15 minutes. Rua is getting his opponent to the mat on 48% of his attempts and stopping 48% of all takedown attempts. Potieria is finishing his takedowns on 10% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 33% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Rua is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds while Potieria tries 0.3 finishes per 3 rds.
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The last time he fought, Mauricio Rua went up against Ovince Saint Preux and wound up taking the loss via split decision in round 3. Preux landed 62 of 112 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Rua ended the night having landed 54 of 99 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Preux landed 62 of 112, which gave him a percentage of 55%. He ended up landing 18 of 57 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Rua ended up landing 54% of his significant strikes by landing 54 of 99. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 18 of 53 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Preux and 100% of them connected on by Rua were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Ihor Potieria, he squared up with Nicolae Negumereanu and wound up losing the fight by knees to the head in round 2. Negumereanu connected on 45% of his significant strikes at distance and Potieria connected on 81% of his significant strikes at distance. Potieria landed 54% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 38 of 70. He ended up connecting on 26 of 58 significant strikes directed at the head. Negumereanu ended up connecting on 51 of 95 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 44 of 84 to the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that fight, Negumereanu landed 72 of 122 while Potieria landed 52 of 85 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Gregory Rodrigues meets Brunno Ferreira. Rodrigues steps into the cage holding a mark of 13-4-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Ferreira stands 5'10" and will fight at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 9-0-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 72". Regarding grappling, Gregory Rodrigues takes his opponents down 2.39 times per 3 rounds while Brunno Ferreira is averaging a takedown 0.70 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Rodrigues connects for an average of 6.19 strikes per min and connecting on 55% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Brunno Ferreira, who connects on 61% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 10.11 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Mounir Lazzez is set to enter the Octagon with Gabriel Bonfim. Bonfim looks to add a victory to his career record of 13-0-0. The 25-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Lazzez stands in at 6'1" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 11-2-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 76". When it comes to takedowns, Gabriel Bonfim stops 10% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown attempts on 85% of his tries. Lazzez is finishing his takedowns on 66% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 71% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Bonfim is taking 4.74 strikes per minute while he lands 6.17 strikes per minute. Lazzez, at the same time, takes 5.28 strikes/minute and dishes out 7.40 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mauricio Rua (+170)
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