At UFC Vegas 33, Top UFC, middleweight contenders Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland collide to secure the top positions in the rankings of their middleweight division.
Top middleweight contender Uriah Hall will be fighting Sean Strickland in the headlining bout of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 28 event, which takes place at the UFC Apex. The night’s full card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.
Uriah Hall is riding an amazing four-fight winning streak, which is his longest during his time with the promotion. That includes his April win over Chris Weidman, where a brutally snapped leg ended the fight in just 17 seconds when Hall checked a low kick that destroyed his opponent’s limb. In his last decisive UFC win, Hall fought against Anderson Silva and won the fight via TKO in the fourth round. Silva retired after that fight.
On the other hand, Sean Strickland is currently riding a four-fight UFC winning streak in the octagon at 185 pounds. He’s unbeaten in his career when fighting at middleweight, having won all 16 of his contests in the weight class. This would also be the first time when he will be heading an event. But he doesn’t seem to feel the pressure of it as he looked pretty calm during his pre-fight staredown.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.34
Significant Striking Accuracy: 51%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.54
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 54%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.68
Takedown Accuracy: 39%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 70%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.19
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 5.14
Significant Striking Accuracy: 39%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.64
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 68%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.14
Takedown Accuracy: 60%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 82%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.38
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 7-3 on picks, bringing my overall record to 139-69
Check out my previous predictions here.
Welterweight: Orion Cosce (1.61) vs Philip Rowe (2.30) – Philip Rowe wins
Flyweight: Zarrukh Adashev (2.10) vs Ryan Benoit (1.72) – Ryan Benoit wins
Strawweight – Ashley Yodder (1.66) vs Jin Yu Frey (2.20) – Ashley Yodder wins
Featherweight – Kai Kamaka (1.83) vs Danny Chavez (1.95) – Danny Chavez wins
Lightweight – Rafa Garcia (1.33) vs Chris Gruetzemacher (3.25) – Rafa Garcia
Featherweight – Melsik Baghdasaryan (1.72) vs Collin Anglin (2.10) – Melsik wins
Welterweight – Jason Witt (3.20) vs Bryan Barberena (1.36) – Bryan Barberena wins
Welterweight – Jarred Gooden (2.62) vs Niklaus Stolze (1.50) – Niklas wins
Strawweight – Gloria De Paula (2.40) vs Cheyanne Buys (1.57) – Cheyanne wins
Bantamweight – Rani Yahya (2.00) vs Kyung Ho Kang (1.80) – Rani Yahya wins
Sean Strickland (1.50) vs Uriah Hall (2.62) – Sean Strickland wins