Alex White vs Rafael Fiziev UFC Point Spread Picks - 10/26/2019
Alex White vs Rafael Fiziev
UFC Fight Night 162
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Alex White will battle Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The moneyline has White at +180 while Fiziev is at -220.
Alex "The Spartan" White steps into the Octagon holding a record of 13-5-0. The 30-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and comes in at 6' 0". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Rafael "Ataman" Fiziev comes in at 5' 8" and will fight at 155 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 6-1-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 71". In the category of significant strikes, Alex White lands 3.77 per min while Rafael Fiziev is connecting on 0.70 significant strikes per minute. White connects on 42% of the significant strikes he tries while Fiziev is connecting on 100%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "The Spartan" allows 2.87 significant strikes per min while "Ataman" absorbs 6.98. White also defends against 62% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Fiziev is able to curb 16% of the shots thrown.
When it comes to wrestling, Alex White is the more efficient grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.05 times per 3 rds. White is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of his tries and is defending 72% of all takedown tries against him. Fiziev has yet to record a takedown or block any against him in his young career so look for that to be a big factor. Regarding going for the sub, White is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 0.6 subs per 3 rounds while Fiziev has yet to attempt a submission.
In his previous bout, Alex White faced Dan Moret and wound up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Moret landed 50 of 96 total strikes that he let go in that fight. White finished this fight landing 70 of 104 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Moret landed 42 of 88, which means his percentage was 47%. He ended up landing 29 of 71 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, White landed 59% of his significant strikes by connecting on 49 of 82. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 31 of 63 to the head. 38% of the significant strikes connected on by Moret and 55% of them connected on by White were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Rafael Fiziev, he fought Magomed Mustafaev and was defeated via a spinning kick to the head in round 1. Mustafaev ended up connecting on 40% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Fiziev ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Fiziev only landed one significant strike in the bout and it was a body shot. Mustafaev landed 10 of 12 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 7 of 9 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes thrown in that contest, Mustafaev ended up landing 11 of 13 while Fiziev was 1 of 1 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Enrique Barzola will go up against Movsar Evloev. Barzola walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-4-1. The 30-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Evloev measures 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 11-0-0. The 25-year-old stretches 72". Regarding grappling, Enrique Barzola takes his opponents to the canvas 5.20 times per 15 min while Movsar Evloev is able to score a takedown 5.00 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Barzola connects on 3.77 strikes/minute and connects on 41% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Movsar Evloev, who lands 64% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 3.33 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Maurice Greene is set to enter the Octagon against Sergei Pavlovich. Pavlovich holds a career record of 13-1-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 257 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 84". Greene stands 6' 7" and steps on the scale at 258 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 8-3-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 80". In terms of grappling, Sergei Pavlovich is stopping 50% of the takedowns his opponents try. Greene is able to thwart 66% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Pavlovich is absorbing 4.95 strikes per min while he is dishing out 5.50 strikes/minute. Greene, in contrast, is taking 4.07 strikes/minute and dishes out 5.56 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rafael Fiziev (-220)
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