UFC Vegas 12: Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Alexander Hernandez Picks and Predictions
Photo by Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
Alexander Hernandez vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM (UFC APEX)
The Line: -- Chris Gruetzemacher +300 / Alexander Hernandez -400 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: ESPN+ Stream unmatched UFC coverage on ESPN+. Sign up now!
Chris Gruetzemacher and Alexander Hernandez face off in a lightweight bout in the prelim card of UFC Vegas 12 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Alexander “The Great” Hernandez comes into this fight with an 11-3 record overall but since coming into the UFC he has only gone 2-3. Hernandez’s last fight came against Drew Dober in May of 2020 and even though he had two takedowns he was outstruck by almost 30 significant strikes and late in the second round he was knocked out. Hernadez’s last win came against Francisco Trinaldo in July of 2019 and even though it was a competitive fight he was able to secure the win by unanimous decision. Hernandez is averaging 3.17 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.87 significant strikes per minute. Hernandez is averaging 2.15 takedowns every 15 minutes but he is only successful on 28 percent of his attempts. Hernandez is averaging 0.0 submission attempts every 15 minutes.
Chris “Gritz” Gruetzemacher comes into this fight with a 14-3 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has gone 3-2. Gruetzemacher's last fight came against Joe Lauzon all the way back in 2018, a fight he dominated and in the second round, he finished the fight by knockout. Gruetzemacher since that point has been injured and had to pull out of a couple of fights. Grits is averaging 7.12 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 5.09 significant strikes per minute and he wants to keep the fight on the feet. He is averaging 0.0 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 0.0 submission attempts every 15 minutes. Gruetzemacher is a powerful striker who loves to throw combinations and he will hunt the finish early in this one.
The layoff has been a long one for Gruetzemacher but he is a talented fighter that is going to find success in this one. Look for Gruetzemacher to be too much for Hernandez and he will cash a big underdog ticket.