Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm Expert UFC Picks - 7/6/2019
Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes (17-4-0) will battle Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (12-4-0) at UFC 239 in T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The opening odds have Nunes priced at -345 while Holm is at +258.
Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes comes into this fight with 17 wins and 4 losses. The Miami, FL product is 31 years old, weighs 135 lbs and stands 5'8" inches tall. She has a 69.0" reach and fights in the women's bantamweight division. Nunes has a total of 11 fights in the UFC. The last time she stepped in the cage, Nunes won in the first round against Cris Cyborg by stoppage. In the women's bantamweight division, she is 4th in strikes with 516 and is 21st out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Amanda Nunes sits at 30th among UFC fighters and 7th in the women's bantamweight division landing 55.5% of the strikes she attempts. She also has a total of 11 takedowns which has her sitting at 11th among UFC fighters and 2nd in the women's bantamweight division. Nunes finishes 42.3% of her takedown tries which has her sitting at 34th among UFC fighters and 6th in the division. She sits at 3rd in the division and 11th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 417. Of those significant strikes, 253 of them were aimed at the head while 62 of them were directed at the midsection which has her sitting at 3rd and 5th respectively in the division. At UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington, she won via stoppage in the 5th round when she faced Raquel Pennington. A few fights ago, Nunes won in the 5th round when she faced Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215: Nunes vs Shevchenko 2 by split decision.
Stepping into the cage for this fight, Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm has a total of 12 wins and 4 losses. The 37-year-old hailing from Albuquerque, NM is 5'8" inches tall and weighs in at 135 lbs. The Jackson-Wink MMA fighter competes in the women's bantamweight division and has a 69.0" reach. She has a total of 10 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Holly Holm earned a victory by unanimous decision when she squared up with Megan Anderson in her most recent fight at UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2. When talking about strikes, Holm is 17th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 2nd in the division with 635.
When talking about strike accuracy, she is connecting on 41.5% of the shots she throws which has her sitting at 12th in the women's bantamweight division and 66th in the UFC. In addition, Holm sits at 6th in the women's bantamweight division and 21st in the UFC with a total of 6 takedowns. Ranking 7th among fighters in her division and 41st in the UFC, Holm completes 31.6% of her takedown attempts. With 453 significant strikes, she sits at 8th in the UFC and 2nd among fighters in her division. Holm sits at 1st in the division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 128 and 5th for significant strikes directed at the head with 216. At UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm, she lost via unanimous decision in the fifth round when she squared up with Cris Cyborg. 2 fights ago, Holm earned a victory in the 3rd round when she squared up with Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia by stoppage.
In this fight with Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm, it is a good idea to understand how these two fighters stack up to each other. Amanda Nunes lands punches more accurately, connecting on 55.5% of her strikes so Holly Holm will want to be on the lookout for big shots. Regarding measurements, the first fighter to take a look at is Amanda Nunes who is 5'8" while the fighter on the other side of the cage is 5'8". Regarding reach, Nunes stretches 69.0" while Holm measures out at 70" meaning Nunes is going to want to make sure he get's inside so Holly Holm won't be able to use this to her advantage. Nunes is the younger of the two fighters at 31 years old while Holm has been around longer at 37 years old. With respect to experience in the UFC, Nunes has 11 fights giving her the edge in Octagon experience while Holm has battled 10 fights in the Octagon. When it comes to overall experience in MMA, Nunes has 17 victories and 4 defeats while Holly Holm is the owner of an overall mixed martial arts record of 12 victories and 4 defeats.
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