Clay Guida vs Jim Miller UFC Picks & Predictions - 8/3/2019
Clay Guida vs Jim Miller
UFC on ESPN 5
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Clay "The Carpenter" Guida (35-15-0) will face off in the Octagon against Jim "A-10" Miller (30-13-0) at UFC on ESPN 5 in Prudential Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The opening line has Guida coming in at +150 while Miller is priced at -185.
Clay "The Carpenter" Guida comes into the Octagon with 35 wins and 15 losses. The Johnsburg, IL native is 37 years old, weighs in at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'7" inches tall. He has a 70.0" reach and fights in the lightweight division. Guida has a total of 26 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his last time out, Guida walked away with the victory in round 3 against BJ Penn by unanimous decision. In the lightweight division, he is 4th in strikes with 1,346 and is 20th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Clay Guida is ranked 374th in the UFC and 75th in the lightweight division while landing 45.1% of the strikes he has taken. He also has a total of 60 takedowns which is good for 5th in the UFC and 2nd in the lightweight division. Guida completes 36.8% of his takedown attempts which is good for 265th in the UFC and 54th out of all his fighters in his division. He is ranked 13th out of all his fighters in his division and 50th in the UFC for significant strikes with 685. Of those significant strikes, 439 of them were directed at the head while 99 of them were pointed at the midsection which is good for 14th and 22nd respectively out of all his fighters in his division.
At UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2, he lost via submission in the first round when he fought Charles Oliveira. In the fight before that, Guida walked away with the victory in the first round when he fought Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis by stoppage.
Walking into the Octagon for this matchup, Jim "A-10" Miller has a total of 30 wins and 13 losses. The 35-year-old fighting out of Sparta, NJ measures 5'8" inches tall and weighs 155 lbs. The Miller Brothers MMA fighter competes in the lightweight division and has a 71.0" reach. He has compiled a total of 31 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Jim Miller walked away with the win by unanimous decision when he fought Jason Gonzalez in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - Sunrise 2019. In respect of strikes, Miller is 24th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 7th among fighters in the division with 1,289.
In respect of strike accuracy, he is connecting on 48.7% of the shots he's attempted which has him at 58th in the lightweight division and 310th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In addition, Miller currently sits at 6th in the lightweight division and 27th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a total of 36 takedowns. Being ranked at 40th among fighters in the division and 216th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Miller completes 41.4% of his takedown tries. With 886 significant strikes, he currently sits at 27th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 9th among fighters in the division. Miller currently sits at 8th among fighters in the division for significant strikes aimed at the midsection with 187 and 8th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 524. At UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Iaquinta, he took a loss via submission in round 1 when he fought Charles Oliveira. Prior to that, Miller walked away with the win also in the 1st round when he fought Alex White at UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till by submission.
In this fight between Clay Guida and Jim Miller, it's a good idea to understand how these two fighters stack up to each other. Jim Miller lands punches more consistently, having landed 48.7% of his strikes meaning Clay Guida is going to want to want to be careful going toe-to-toe. Relating to physical measurements, let's start by taking a look at Clay Guida who is 5'7" and the fighter standing opposite the Octagon stands 5'8". Relating to reach, Guida stretches 70.0" while Miller measures out at 71.0" meaning Guida will want to close the space so Jim Miller won't be able to utilize this advantage. Guida is the older fighter checking in at 37 years old while Miller is the younger of the two fighters at 35 years old. In terms of UFC experience, Guida has 26 fights which makes him the less experienced fighter in this matchup while Miller has battled 31 battles inside the UFC Octagon. When it comes to overall MMA experience, Guida has 35 wins and 15 losses while Jim Miller holds an overall professional fight record of 30 wins and 13 losses.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clay Guida (+150)
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