Mike Malott vs Yohan Lainesse Pick, 2/25/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 70 Odds
Mike Malott vs Yohan Lainesse
UFC Vegas 70
UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Mike Malott will enter the Octagon against Yohan Lainesse at UFC Vegas 70 on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The opening odds have Malott priced at -225 while Lainesse is at +190.
Mike "Proper" Malott comes into this bout holding a record of 8-1-1. The 31-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Yohan "White Lion" Lainesse stands in at 6'1" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 9-1-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 76". Regarding significant strikes, Mike Malott is landing 5.02 per minute while Yohan Lainesse is connecting on 2.69 significant strikes per minute. Malott is landing 40% of the significant strikes he throws while Lainesse is connecting on 43%. In terms of defending themselves, "Proper" takes 4.19 significant strikes per minute and "White Lion" allows 3.66. Malott also defends 54% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Lainesse curbs 60% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 70||Mike Malott||Yohan Lainesse|
|Average Fight Time||6:27||8:33|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.02||2.69|
Regarding grappling, Mike Malott is the more effective wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 1.55 times per 3 rounds. Malott is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of his tries and defending 15% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Lainesse is taking his opponents to the canvas on 28% of his takedown tries and is stopping 88% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding submissions, Malott is the more capable of the two fighters by going for 0.8 subs per 3 rds while Lainesse looks to get 0.6 subs per 3 rds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Mike Malott fought Mickey Gall and wound up getting the victory via a punch to the head in round 1. Gall landed 14 of 31 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Malott finished this fight landing 29 of 45 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Gall landed 13 of 30, giving him a percentage of 43%. He landed 13 of 29 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Malott landed 63% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 28 of 44. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 37 pointed at the head. 92% of the significant strikes landed by Gall and 75% of them connected on by Malott were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Yohan Lainesse, he squared up with Darian Weeks and wound up getting the win by way of split decision in round 3. Weeks connected on 93% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Lainesse connected on 95% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Lainesse ended up landing 34% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 23 of 66. He ended up connecting on 10 of 46 significant strikes aimed at the head. Weeks ended up landing 44 of 108 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 14 of 60 to the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that fight, Weeks landed 49 of 113 while Lainesse landed 24 of 67 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Erick Gonzalez squares up in the Octagon against Trevor Peek. Gonzalez steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 14-7-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Peek measures 5'9" and weighs 155 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 7-0-0 (1 NC). The 28-year-old reaches 70". In the grappling category, Erick Gonzalez takes his opponents to the mat 2.00 times per 3 rds while Trevor Peek scores a takedown 1.97 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Gonzalez connects for an average of 3.06 strikes per min and lands 43% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Trevor Peek, who is landing 68% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 7.09 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Victor Martinez is set to encounter Jordan Leavitt. Leavitt walks into the cage with a mark of 10-2-0. The 27-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 71". Martinez comes in at 5'8" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-4-0. The 31-year-old stretches 70". In terms of wrestling, Jordan Leavitt is stopping 30% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is getting his opponent to the mat on 28% of his tries. Martinez is finishing his takedowns on 50% of his attempts and deflects 75% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Leavitt is absorbing 1.88 strikes per min while he connects on 2.43 strikes per min. Martinez, on the other side, is absorbing 7.53 strikes/min and deals 9.60 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Yohan Lainesse (+190)
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