Andrei Arlovski vs Ben Rothwell MMA Betting Tips - 7/20/2019
Andrei Arlovski vs Ben Rothwell
UFC on ESPN 4
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski (27-18-0) is slated to take on Ben Rothwell (36-11-0) at UFC on ESPN 4 in AT&T Center on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The opening line has Arlovski priced at +165 while Rothwell comes in at -215.
Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski steps into the cage with 27 wins and 18 losses. The Coconut Creek, FL fighter is 40 years old, weighs in at 247 lbs and stands 6'3" inches tall. He has a 77.0" reach and fights in the heavyweight division. Arlovski has a total of 28 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his last fight, Arlovski lost in the 3rd round against Augusto Sakai by split decision. In the heavyweight division, he is 5th in strikes with 1,001 and is 53rd out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Andrei Arlovski ranks 323rd among UFC fighters and 30th in the heavyweight division landing 48.1% of the shots he throws. He also has a total of 9 takedowns which ranks him 161st among UFC fighters and 8th in the heavyweight division. Arlovski completes 36.0% of his takedown tries which ranks him 271st among UFC fighters and 23rd in the division. He ranks 2nd in the division and 38th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 749. Of those significant strikes, 427 of them were directed at the head while 128 of them were directed at the midsection which ranks him 4th and 2nd respectively in the division.
At UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, he lost via split decision in the 3rd round when he faced Walt Harris. A few fights ago, Arlovski lost in the 3rd round when he faced Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik by unanimous decision.
Walking into the Octagon for this matchup, Ben Rothwell has a total of 36 wins and 11 losses. The 37-year-old hailing from Kenosha, WI measures 6'4" inches tall and weighs 265 lbs. The Rothwell MMA fighter competes in the heavyweight division and has a 78.5" reach. He has a total of 11 fights in the UFC. Ben Rothwell lost by unanimous decision when he faced Blagoy Ivanov in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Dos Santos. In terms of strikes, Rothwell is 218th out of all fighters in the UFC and 14th among fighters in the division with 373.
In terms of strike accuracy, he is landing 49.4% of the strikes he attempts which ranks him 28th in the heavyweight division and 302nd in the UFC. In addition, Rothwell ranks 9th in the heavyweight division and 194th in the UFC with a total of 7 takedowns. Ranking 28th among fighters in the division and 303rd in the UFC, Rothwell finishes 33.3% of his takedown attempts. With 276 significant strikes, he ranks 197th in the UFC and 13th among fighters in the division. Rothwell ranks 14th among fighters in the division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 40 and 13th for significant strikes directed at the head with 204. At UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs Dos Santos, he lost via unanimous decision in the 5th round when he faced Junior Dos Santos. 2 fights ago, Rothwell earned a victory in round 2 when he faced Josh Barnett at UFC Fight Night: Johnson vs. Bader by submission.
When dissecting this matchup between Andrei Arlovski and Ben Rothwell, it is important to know how these two fighters match up. Ben Rothwell has the better strike accuracy, connecting on 49.4% of his strikes so Andrei Arlovski will want to look out for big punches. Concerning physical traits, we should first take a look at Andrei Arlovski who is 6'3" while the fighter on the other side of the cage is 6'4". Concerning reach, Arlovski extends 77.0" while Rothwell has a reach of 78.5" meaning Arlovski should consider cutting off the space so Ben Rothwell cannot utilize this advantage. Arlovski has been around longer at 40 years of age while Rothwell is the more youthful fighter by checking in at 37 years of age. When talking about experience in the Octagon, Arlovski has 28 fights giving him the edge in experience in the Octagon while Rothwell has a total of 11 battles in the UFC. When it comes to overall mixed martial arts experience, Arlovski has 27 victories and 18 defeats while Ben Rothwell has an overall professional mixed martial record of 36 victories and 11 defeats.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Andrei Arlovski (+165)
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