Former interim title challenger Kelvin Gastelum is back this weekend against the top contender in the middleweight division Jared Cannonier. The fight will take place at the UFC’s Apex Facility in Las Vegas.
Jared Cannonier was enjoying a good run in the middleweight division, winning three fights in a row, all by knockout, before running into former champion Robert Whittaker in his last outing when he suffered a decision loss.
Meanwhile, Kelvin Gastelum was mired in a three-fight losing skid from 2019 into 2020 but emerged with a decisive win earlier this year before taking another loss in April to the aforementioned Whittaker.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.70
Significant Striking Accuracy: 52%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.09
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 64%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.16
Takedown Accuracy: 33%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 54%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.0
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.52
Significant Striking Accuracy: 42%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.24
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 57%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.16
Takedown Accuracy: 37%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 62%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.1
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 8-5 on picks, bringing my overall record to 147-74
Check out my previous predictions here.
Welterweight: Ramiz Brahimaz (1.72) vs Sasha Palatnikov (2.10) = Ramiz Brahimaz wins
Lightweight: Roosevelt Roberts (1.66) vs Ignacio Bahamondes (2.20) = Roosevelt Robert wins
Light Heavyweight: William Knight (1.53) vs Fabio Cherant (2.50) = William Knight wins
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher (1.53) vs Domingo Pilarte (2.50) = Brian Kelleher wins.
Featherweight: Austin Lingo (2.00) vs Luis Saldana (1.80) = Luis Saldana wins.
*UFC MAIN CARD*
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja (1.67) vs Brandon Royval (2.40) = Alexandre Pantoja wins or the fight ends under 2.5 rounds
Lightweight: Vinc Pichel (1.90) vs Austin Hubbard (1.90) = The fight goes the distance
Heavyweight: Parker Porter (2.50) vs Chase Sherman (1.53) = Chase Sherman wins.
Lightweight: Clay Guida (2.40) vs Mark Madsen ( 1.57) = Mark Madsen wins.
Middleweight: Jared Cannonier (1.61) vs Kelvin Gastelum (2.30) = Jared Cannonier wins or the fight goes above 2.5 rounds (1.61).