Alexander Yakovlev vs Roosevelt Roberts MMA Betting Tips - 11/9/2019
Alexander Yakovlev vs Roosevelt Roberts
UFC Fight Night 163
CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Alexander Yakovlev will enter the Octagon against Roosevelt Roberts at UFC Fight Night 163 in CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The opening line has Yakovlev at +135 while Roberts is coming in at -165.
Alexander "Russian Thunder" Yakovlev walks into the Octagon with a record of 24-8-1. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures 6' 3". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 74". Roosevelt "The Predator" Roberts comes in at 6' 1" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 8-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 74". In the category of significant strikes, Alexander Yakovlev lands 1.87 per minute and Roosevelt Roberts connects on 3.23 significant strikes per minute. Yakovlev is landing 48% of the significant strikes he attempts and Roberts is landing 53%. In terms of defending themselves, "Russian Thunder" takes 2.55 significant strikes per minute and "The Predator" takes 2.71. Yakovlev also defends 56% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Roberts is able to thwart 48% of the strikes thrown his way.
Concerning takedowns, Alexander Yakovlev is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.29 times per 3 rds. Yakovlev is taking his opponents to the canvas on 31% of the times he tries and is stopping 72% of all takedown tries against him. Roberts is taking his opponents down on 63% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 55% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Yakovlev is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.2 finishes per 15 min while Roberts attempts 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his previous fight, Alexander Yakovlev went up against Alex Da Silva and ended up winning this fight via a choke hold in round 2. Silva ended up landing 10 of 23 total strikes attempted in that fight. Yakovlev ended the night having landed 18 of 23 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Silva ended up landing 8 of 19, which gave him a percentage of 42%. He finished the fight landing 3 of 14 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Yakovlev ended up landing 73% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 14 of 19. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 9 of 14 aimed at the head. 25% of the significant strikes landed by Silva and 14% of them landed by Yakovlev were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Roosevelt Roberts, he went up against Vinc Pichel and took a loss on the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Pichel landed 43% of his significant strikes at distance while Roberts connected on 83% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Roberts ended up landing 35% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 31 of 87. He connected on 22 of 75 significant strikes directed at the head. Pichel landed 60 of 101 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 29 of 55 to the head. In relation to total strikes thrown in that contest, Pichel landed 81 of 122 and Roberts ended up landing 34 of 90 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jessica-Rose Clark will square up in the Octagon with Pannie Kianzad. Clark looks to add a win to her career total of 9-5-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 5". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 64". Kianzad measures in at 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 12-5-0. The 27-year-old reaches 66". In the grappling category, Jessica-Rose Clark is able to score a takedown 1.33 times per 3 rds while Pannie Kianzad takes her opponents to the canvas 0.68 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Clark is landing 4.60 strikes/minute and is landing 50% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side we have Pannie Kianzad, who is landing 42% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 2.34 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Calvin Kattar is set to go up against Zabit Magomedsharipov. Magomedsharipov has a career record of 17-1-0. The 28-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and measures 6' 1". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Kattar measures 5' 11" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 20-3-0. The 31-year-old stretches 72". In terms of wrestling, Zabit Magomedsharipov stops 77% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 59% of his tries. Kattar is finishing his takedowns on 33% of the tries he takes and is able to curb 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Magomedsharipov takes 2.44 strikes per minute while he is connecting on 4.53 per minute. Kattar, at the same time, is absorbing 6.35 strikes/minute and is landing 5.06 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alexander Yakovlev (+135)
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