Demian Maia vs Anthony Rocco Martin UFC Picks and Tips - 6/29/2019
Demian Maia vs Anthony Rocco Martin
UFC on ESPN 3
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Demian Maia (26-9-0) will battle Anthony Rocco Martin (16-4-0) at UFC on ESPN 3 in Target Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The opening odds have Maia priced at -140 while Martin is at +110.
In this fight with Demian Maia and Anthony Rocco Martin, it is good to understand how the two fighters match up with one another. When comparing measurements, we should first take a look at Demian Maia who is 6'1" while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 6'0". When comparing reach, Maia extends 72.0" while Martin has a reach of 73.5" meaning Maia should consider closing the gap so Anthony Rocco Martin cannot take advantage of the reach. Maia is the older fighter checking in at 41 years old while Martin is the younger fighter in this matchup at 29 years old. In regards to experience in the UFC, Maia has 29 fights which makes him the veteran concerning this fight while Martin has racked up 12 battles in the Octagon. With respect to his overall experience in MMA, Maia has 26 wins and 9 defeats while Anthony Rocco Martin has an overall professional fight record of 16 wins and 4 defeats.
Demian Maia comes into this fight with 26 wins and 9 losses. The São Paulo, BRA fighter is 41 years old, weighs 170 lbs and stands 6'1" inches tall. He has a 72.0" reach and fights in the welterweight division. Maia has a total of 29 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the welterweight division, he is 3rd in strikes with 1,569 and is 12th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. When it comes to strike accuracy, Demian Maia ranks 110th in the UFC and 18th in the welterweight division connecting on 60.2% of the strikes he attempts. He also has a total of 60 takedowns which ranks him 6th in the UFC and 1st in the welterweight division. Maia completes 25.2% of his takedown attempts which ranks him 356th in the UFC and 69th among fighters in his division. He ranks 14th among fighters in his division and 54th in the UFC for significant strikes with 642. Of those significant strikes, 520 of them were aimed at the head while 83 of them were directed at the midsection which ranks him 8th and 27th respectively among fighters in his division.
Most recently, Maia earned a victory in round 1 against Lyman Good by submission. At UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman, he lost via unanimous decision in the 5th round when he faced Kamaru Usman. Finally, Maia lost in the third round when he faced Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida by unanimous decision.
Walking into the Octagon for this fight, Anthony Rocco Martin has a total of 16 wins and 4 losses among fighters in his division. The 29 year old out of out of Boston, MA is 6'0" inches tall and weighs in at 170 lbs. The American Top Team fighter competes in the welterweight division and has a 73.5" reach. He has a total of 12 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In regard to strikes, Martin is 155th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 41st among fighters in his division with 510. In regard to strike accuracy, he is landing 46.9% of the shots he throws which ranks him 69th in the welterweight division and 338th in the UFC. In addition, Martin ranks 40th in the welterweight division and 180th in the UFC with a total of 8 takedowns. Ranking 68th among fighters in his division and 355th in the UFC, Martin completes 25.8% of his takedown attempts. With 361 significant strikes, he ranks 145th in the UFC and 40th among fighters in his division. Martin ranks 58th among fighters in his division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 32 and 29th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 281.
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The last time he stepped in the cage, Martin earned a victory in round 3 against Sergio Moraes by unanimous decision. At UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa, he earned a victory via submission in round 3 when he squared up with Jake Matthews. Finally, Martin earned a victory in round 3 when he squared up with Ryan LaFlare at UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor by KO/TKO.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Demian Maia (-140)
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