Alessio Di Chirico vs Kevin Holland Expert UFC Picks Against the Spread - 6/22/2019
Alessio Di Chirico vs Kevin Holland
UFC Fight Night 154
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Alessio "Manzo" Di Chirico (12-2-0) is slated to take on Kevin "Trailblazer" Holland (15-4-0) at UFC Fight Night 154 in Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The opening line has Di Chirico priced at +150 while Holland comes in at -185.
Alessio "Manzo" Di Chirico comes into this fight with 12 wins and 2 losses. The Rome, Italy standout is 29 years old, weighs 185 lbs and stands 6'0" inches tall. He has a 74.0" reach and fights in the middleweight division. Di Chirico has a total of 6 fights in the UFC. In the middleweight division, he is 30th in strikes with 254 and is 273rd out of all fighters in the UFC. When it comes to strike accuracy, Alessio Di Chirico ranks 303rd among UFC fighters and 40th in the middleweight division connecting on 48.8% of the strikes he attempts. He also has a total of 9 takedowns which ranks him 163rd among UFC fighters and 21st in the middleweight division. Di Chirico completes 56.3% of his takedown tries which ranks him 86th among UFC fighters and 12th in the division. He ranks 30th in the division and 273rd among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 183. Of those significant strikes, 126 of them were directed at the head while 38 of them were directed at the body which ranks him 27th and 27th respectively in the division.
In his most recent fight, Di Chirico won in the third round against Julian Marquez by split decision. At UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos, he won via KO/TKO in the 2nd round when he fought Oluwale Bamgbose. He also, Di Chirico was defeated in round 1 when he fought Eric Spicely at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Pena by submission.
Putting on the gloves for this fight, Kevin "Trailblazer" Holland has a total of 15 wins and 4 losses among fighters in his division. The 26 year old fighting out of Fort Worth, TX measures 6'3" inches tall and weighs 185 lbs. The Phalanx MMA Academy fighter competes in the middleweight division and has a 81.0" reach. He has compiled 2 fights in the UFC. In regard to strikes, Holland is 281st out of all fighters in the UFC and 32nd among fighters in his division with 245. In regard to strike accuracy, he is landing 70.8% of the shots he throws which has him sitting at 3rd in the middleweight division and 17th in the UFC. In addition, Holland ranks 31st in the middleweight division and 254th in the UFC with a total of 5 takedowns. Ranking 5th among fighters in his division and 35th in the UFC, Holland completes 71.4% of his takedown attempts. With 154 significant strikes, he ranks 297th in the UFC and 35th among fighters in his division. Holland ranks 26th among fighters in his division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 39 and 40th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 94.
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The last time he stepped in the cage, Holland won in the 3rd round against Gerald Meerschaert by split decision. At UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2, he won via submission in the 3rd round when he squared up with John Phillips. He also, Holland lost in the 3rd round when he squared up with Thiago Santos at UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 by unanimous decision..
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alessio Di Chirico (+150)
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