UFC 266 brings us a stacked fight card featuring a featherweight title fight between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and former title challenger Brian Ortega.
The pair were previously scheduled to fight at UFC 260, but it was cancelled a week before taking place as Volkanovski tested positive for COVID-19. Then the pair was appointed as the new coaches of the latest season of the Ultimate Fighter. Now they both are finally ready to face each other and the things have started to get heated as the intense trash talking has begun between both of them.
In the co-main event, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will take on Lauren Murphy. Also, present on the undercard is former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who will take on Nick Diaz. Diaz is coming off of a six-year-long layoff.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 6.02
Significant Striking Accuracy: 55%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.31
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 60%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 2.09
Takedown Accuracy: 34%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 72%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.3
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.29
Significant Striking Accuracy: 38%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 6.28
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 52%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.80
Takedown Accuracy: 21%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 56%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.1
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyze the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 11-2 on picks, bringing my overall record to 190-90
Check out my previous predictions here.
Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski (1.53) vs. Brian Ortega (2.60)
Prediction: Alexander Volkanovski wins or Volkanovski wins via decision @2.40.
Flyweight: Valentina Shevchenko (1.07) vs. Lauren Murphy (9.00)
Prediction: Valentina Shevchenko wins or The fight to go over 1.5 rounds @1.44.
Middleweight: Nick Diaz (2.20) vs. Robbie Lawler (1.66)
Prediction: Robbie Lawler wins.
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes (1.33) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (3.25)
Prediction: Curtis Blaydes wins.
Jessica Andrade (1.40) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (3.00)
Prediction: Jessica Andrade wins or the fight to go over 1.5 rounds @1.40.
Flyweight: Talia Santos (1.25) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (4.00)
Prediction: Talia Santos wins.
Marlon Moraes (3.00) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (1.40)
Prediction: Merab Dvalishvili wins or Merab wins via KO/TKO @7.00
Dan Hooker (1.67) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (2.20)
Prediction: Dan Hooker wins
Shamil Abdurakhimov (2.62) vs. Chris Daukaus (1.44)
Prediction: Chris Daukaus wins.
CodyBrundage (2.20) vs. Nick Maximov (1.72)
Prediction: Nick Maximov wins.
Matthew Semelsberger (1.20) vs. Martin Sano (4.50)
Prediction: Matthew Semelsberger wins or Matt wins via KO in Round 1 @2.40
Uros Medic (1.80) vs. Jalin Turner (2.00)
Prediction: Jalin Turner wins
Omar Morales (1.62) vs. Jonathan Pearce (2.30)
Prediction: Omar Morales wins.