UFC Vegas 14: Brendan Allen vs. Sean Strickland Picks and Predictions
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Sean Strickland vs. Brendan Allen
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM (UFC APEX)
The Line: -- Brendan Allen -125 / Sean Strickland +105 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Brendan Allen vs. Sean Strickland off in a catchweight bout in a prelim showdown at UFC Vegas 14 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Brendan “All In” Allen hopes he is about to climb up the ranks in the UFC after a nice start to his career. Allen comes into this fight with a 15-3 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has a 4-0 record. Allen’s last fight came in June of 2020 against Kyle Daukaus and even though was taken down three times, he had one knockdown and that was enough to come away with a unanimous decision.The other three victories in the UFC were all by finish. Allen comes into this game averaging 2.67 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.55 significant strikes per minute. Allen is averaging 1.42 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 37 percent of his takedown attempts. Allen also stops 55 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. Allen loves to finish fights by submission, averaging 2.4 submission attempts every 15 minutes.
On the other side of this matchup is Sean Strickland who comes into this game with a 21-3 record overall and he has won each of the last two fights. Strickland’s last fight came against Jack Marshman in October of 2020 and he won that fight by unanimous decision. Strickland is averaging 4.64 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.57 significant strikes per minute. Strickland is also averaging 1.22 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 57 percent of his attempts. Strickland also stops 81 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. Strickland doesn’t always look for the submission attempts but he is averaging 0.4 submission attempts every 15 minutes.
Strickland is a strong fighter, but I think Allen is still more rounded and that is going to continue in this game. Strickland is going to struggle with Allen’s pace nd that will continue in this game. Back Allen on the money line.