Da-Un Jung vs Mike Rodriguez UFC Picks & Predictions - 12/21/2019
Da-Un Jung vs Mike Rodriguez
UFC Fight Night 165
Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Da-Un Jung will enter the Octagon against Mike Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 165 in Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The odds have Jung at -118 while Rodriguez is priced at -118.
Da-Un "Sseda" Jung will be looking to add a victory to his total of 12-2-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and measures 6' 4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 78". Mike "Slo Mike" Rodriguez comes in at 6' 4" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a record of 10-3-0. The 31-year-old stretches 82". Regarding significant strikes, Da-Un Jung lands 6.76 per minute while Mike Rodriguez connects on 4.31 significant strikes per min. Jung lands 42% of the significant strikes he tries while Rodriguez lands 52%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Sseda" takes 7.34 significant strikes per minute while "Slo Mike" allows 3.38. Jung also defends against 47% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Rodriguez is able to curb 45% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Concerning takedowns, Da-Un Jung is not as efficient of a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.32 times per 3 rounds. Jung is scoring a takedown on 5% of his attempts and is defending 83% of all takedown tries against him. Rodriguez is taking his opponents down on 15% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 38% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Jung is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 1.2 submissions per 3 rds while Rodriguez goes for 0.3 submissions per 15 min.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Da-Un Jung went up against Khadis Ibragimov and wound up getting the win by way of a guillotine choke in round 3. Ibragimov landed 95 of 175 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Jung finished this fight landing 86 of 195 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Ibragimov landed 88 of 167, which means his percentage was 52%. He landed 83 of 161 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Jung ended up landing 42% of his significant strikes by connecting on 81 of 190. Of all the significant strikes, he was 69 of 176 aimed at the head. 79% of the significant strikes connected on by Ibragimov and 85% of them landed by Jung were done at a distance.
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In the last fight for Mike Rodriguez, he faced off with John Allan and it was ruled a no contest because of a failed drug test by Allan after the fight. Allan ended up connecting on 56% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Rodriguez landed 95% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Rodriguez ended up landing 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 70 of 161. He ended up landing 29 of 105 significant strikes to the head. Allan landed 55 of 128 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 38 of 106 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Allan ended up connecting on 75 of 154 and Rodriguez was 95 of 186 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Junyong Park fights Marc-Andre Barriault. Park steps into the cage holding a mark of 10-4-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 5' 10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Barriault comes in at 6' 1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 74". When it comes to grappling, Junyong Park takes his opponents down 0.24 times per 3 rounds and Marc-Andre Barriault gets a takedown 0.50 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Park lands an average of 8.39 strikes/min and is landing 54% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Marc-Andre Barriault, who is landing 52% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 3.60 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Liu Pingyuan is set to square up in the Octagon with Kyung Ho Kang. Ho Kang will be looking to add a win to his total of 16-8-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5' 9". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Pingyuan stands in at 5' 6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 13-6-0. The 26-year-old reaches 72". Regarding takedowns, Kyung Ho Kang defends against 71% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the mat on 64% of the times he tries. Pingyuan is taking his opponents to the mat on 20% of the attempts he tries and curbs 55% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Ho Kang takes 2.55 strikes/min and he is dishing out 2.70 strikes/minute. Pingyuan, moreover, absorbs 3.55 strikes per minute and dishes out 2.60 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mike Rodriguez (-118)
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