UFC Vegas 42 features a highly intriguing featherweight match-up between former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and a rising contender in Yair Rodriguez at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas. It’s an exciting match-up for the 145 lbs division with a title shot on the line for both fighters. Max Holloway is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Calvin Kattar earlier this year in Abu Dhabi. The fight was a back and forth affair, but Holloway was the superior striker of the two and he dominated every aspect of the fight.
On the other hand, Yair Rodriguez is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens. However, that fight took place two years ago and he hasn’t fought since. So he will be heading into this fight following a long layoff and it’s unclear how much of that inactivity is going to affect him.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 7.26
Significant Striking Accuracy: 46%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 4.58
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 60%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.21
Takedown Accuracy: 71%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 84%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.3
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.33
Significant Striking Accuracy: 45%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.13
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 57%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.90
Takedown Accuracy: 29%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 63%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.9
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyze the upcoming fight cards and give my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 13-1 on picks, bringing my overall record to 230-101
Check out my previous predictions here.
UFC Vegas 42: Holloway vs. Rodriguez betting odds
Max Holloway (1.14) vs. Yair Rodríguez (6.00)
Prediction: Max Holloway wins or the fight goes over 2.5 rounds @1.40
Ben Rothwell (1.61) vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima (2.30)
Prediction: Ben Rothwell wins or the fight goes the distance @2.30
Felicia Spencer (1.30) vs. Leah Letson (3.50)
Prediction: Felicia Spencer wins
Song Yadong (1.72) vs. Julio Arce (2.10)
Prediction: Song Yadong wins
Miguel Baeza (1.66) vs. Khaos Williams (2.30)
Prediction: Miguel Baeza wins