Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 2/27/16
Keita Nakamura vs. Tom Breese
UFC: Sunday, February 27, 2016 (The O2 Arena)
The Line: Keita Nakamura +700 / Tom Breese -1100 Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: UFC Fight Pass
Tom Breese and Keita Nakamura fight Saturday at UFC Fight Night in The O2 Arena.
Tom Breese enters this fight with a 9-0 record and has won 67 percent of his fights by submission. This will be Breese’s third fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a October win over Cathal Pendred. Breese is averaging 5.11 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 63.6 percent. Breese is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Breese is an extremely polished fighter for somebody who is only 24 years old, as his striking game is extremely impressive, and he’s damn near impossible to takedown. Breese has had just one fight get past the second round due to his aggressive offensive attack. Breese may be working his way up into becoming something special. This will be Breese’s third fight in London.
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Keita Nakamura enters this fight with a 31-6-2 record and has won 48 percent of his fights by submission. Nakamura has won his last five fights and is coming off a September win over Li Jingliang. Nakamura is averaging 2.66 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 37.3 percent. Nakamura is averaging 1.45 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 53.8 percent. Nakamura is in solid form entering this bout, as he bullied his way through Japan and has displayed a balanced attack. Nakamura is very dangerous when he gets his opponent on the canvas, but he also lands a decent amount of strikes for someone who isn’t that accurate. The downside is that Nakamura has been picking on a lot of no names lately. This will be Nakamura’s first fight in London.
This line is a little surprising considering K-Taro is a talented fighter and also has a massive experience factor on his side as well. But I get it. Breese is a freak of nature and hard to bet against due to his striking ability and the way he can end a fight with one punch or kick.
This fight will get Breese one step closer to getting on the big stage in UFC.