Alistair Overeem vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik UFC Predictions & Tips - 12/7/2019
Alistair Overeem vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
UFC on ESPN 7
Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Alistair Overeem will take on Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7 in Capital One Arena in Washington, DC on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opener has Overeem coming in at -135 while Rozenstruik is at +105.
Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem steps into the cage with a record of 45-17-0. The 39-year-old will fight at 265 lbs and measures 6' 4". The orthodox fighter stretches 80". Jairzinho "Bigi Boy" Rozenstruik stands 6' 4" and will fight at 242 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 9-0-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 78". Concerning significant strikes, Alistair Overeem is connecting on 3.59 per min and Jairzinho Rozenstruik is connecting on 4.29 significant strikes per minute. Overeem is connecting on 61% of the significant strikes he throws while Rozenstruik connects on 70%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Demolition Man" absorbs 2.04 significant strikes per min and "Bigi Boy" takes 3.37. Overeem also prevents 60% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Rozenstruik is able to curb 40% of them.
When it comes to wrestling, Alistair Overeem is the more competent grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.40 times per 15 minutes. Overeem is scoring a takedown on 60% of his tries and thwarting 73% of the takedowns his opponents try. Rozenstruik is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of his takedown attempts and defending 66% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Overeem is the more able fighter by attempting 1.2 submissions per 15 minutes while Rozenstruik looks to get 0.7 submissions per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Alistair Overeem fought Aleksei Oleinik and wound up taking home the win by way of a knee to the head in round 1. Oleinik landed 78 of 101 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Overeem ended the night having landed 31 of 35 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Oleinik ended up landing 38 of 58, which means his percentage was 65%. He finished the fight landing 15 of 34 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Overeem landed 87% of his significant strikes by connecting on 29 of 33. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 23 of 27 aimed at the head. 31% of the significant strikes landed by Oleinik and 17% of them connected on by Overeem were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Jairzinho Rozenstruik, he went up against Andrei Arlovski and ended up getting the victory by a punch to the head in round 1. Arlovski landed 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Rozenstruik connected on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Rozenstruik ended up landing 55% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 5 of 9. He connected on 4 of 8 significant strikes to the head. Arlovski ended up landing 4 of 9 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 1 of 6 to the head. Relating to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Arlovski ended up landing 4 of 9 and Rozenstruik connected on 5 of 9 of all the strikes he threw.
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Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Stefan Struve will enter the Octagon with Ben Rothwell. Struve steps into the cage holding a mark of 33-11-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 265 lbs and measures 6' 11". The orthodox fighter stretches 84". Rothwell comes in at 6' 4" and is fighting at 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 36-12-0. The 38-year-old has a wingspan of 78". In terms of takedowns, Stefan Struve scores a takedown 0.61 times per 3 rds while Ben Rothwell is able to score a takedown 0.69 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Struve is landing 3.01 strikes/min and connects on 45% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Ben Rothwell, who tags the opposition on 41% of the strikes he has thrown and is landing 3.20 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Song Yadong is set to take on Cody Stamann. Stamann walks into the cage holding a mark of 18-2-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 64". Yadong measures in at 5' 8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 15-4-0. The 21-year-old reaches 67". Regarding takedowns, Cody Stamann is able to defend against 86% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is scoring a takedown on 51% of the times he tries. Yadong is taking his opponents to the mat on 100% of the attempts he tries and is able to deflect 87% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Stamann is absorbing 3.29 strikes/min while he is landing 4.59 strikes/minute. Yadong, at the same time, is absorbing 2.75 strikes/min and is connecting on 4.28 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alistair Overeem (-135)
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