Alexandre Pantoja vs Deiveson Figueiredo UFC Point Spread Picks - 7/27/2019
Alexandre Pantoja vs Deiveson Figueiredo
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Alexandre "The Cannibal" Pantoja (21-3-0) is slated to take on Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo (15-1-0) at UFC 240 in Rogers Place on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The opening line has Pantoja priced at -129 while Figueiredo comes in at +101.
Alexandre "The Cannibal" Pantoja comes into this fight with 21 wins and 3 losses. The Arraial Do Cabo, Brazil standout is 29 years old, weighs in at 125 lbs and stands 5'5" inches tall. He has a 67.5" reach and fights in the flyweight division. Pantoja has a total of 5 fights in the UFC. Most recently, Pantoja won in round 1 against Wilson Reis by stoppage. In the flyweight division, he is 10th in strikes with 350 and is 227th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, sits at 212th in the UFC and 11th in the flyweight division landing 53.8% of the strikes he attempts. He also has a total of 3 takedowns which has him sitting at 301st in the UFC and 14th in the flyweight division. Pantoja finishes 50.0% of his takedown tries which has him sitting at 122nd in the UFC and 9th in the division. He sits at 8th in the division and 211th in the UFC for significant strikes with 258. Of those significant strikes, 158 of them were aimed at the head while 56 of them were directed at the midsection which has him sitting at 8th and 8th respectively in the division.
At UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio, he won via submission in round 1 when he fought Ulka Sasaki. In the fight before that, Pantoja won in the third round when he fought Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman by unanimous decision.
Stepping into the cage for this fight, Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo has a total of 15 wins and 1 loss. The 31-year-old hailing from Soure, Para, Brazil is 5'5" inches tall and weighs 125 lbs. The Marajo Brothers Team fighter competes in the flyweight division and has a 68.0" reach. He has a total of 4 fights in the UFC. He lost by unanimous decision when he faced Jussier Formiga in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis. When talking about strikes, Figueiredo is 370th out of all fighters in the UFC and 17th in the division with 133.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is connecting on 61.3% of the shots he throws which ranks him 4th in the flyweight division and 96th among UFC fighters. In addition, Figueiredo sits at 11th in the flyweight division and 192nd among UFC fighters with a total of 7 takedowns. Ranking 5th in the division and 96th among UFC fighters, Figueiredo completes 53.8% of his takedown attempts. With 96 significant strikes, he sits at 363rd among UFC fighters and 15th in the division. Figueiredo sits at 12th in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 31 and 16th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 64. At UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick, he earned a victory via KO/TKO in round 2 when he faced John Moraga. In the fight before that, Figueiredo earned a victory in round 2 when he faced Joseph Morales at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders by KO/TKO.
In this matchup between Alexandre Pantoja and Deiveson Figueiredo, you will want to know how these two fighters stack up to one another. Deiveson Figueiredo lands punches more consistently, connecting on 61.3% of his strikes so Alexandre Pantoja will want to look out for big punches. Regarding physical qualities, we should start by looking at Alexandre Pantoja who is 5'5" while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 5'5". Regarding reach, Pantoja extends 67.5" while Figueiredo measures out at 68.0" meaning Pantoja should consider cutting off the space so Deiveson Figueiredo will have to fight on different terms. Pantoja is the more youthful fighter by checking in at 29 years old while Figueiredo is the older combatant in this fight at 31 years old. When discussing Octagon experience, Pantoja has 5 fights making him the more experienced man in this fight while Figueiredo has racked up 4 battles in the UFC. With respect to overall mixed martial arts experience, Pantoja has 21 wins and 3 defeats while Deiveson Figueiredo holds an overall mixed martial arts record 15 wins and 1 defeat.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Deiveson Figueiredo (+101)
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