Demian Maia vs Ben Askren UFC Predictions & Tips - 10/26/2019
Demian Maia vs Ben Askren
UFC Fight Night 162
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Demian Maia will battle Ben Askren at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The opening odds have Maia coming in at +120 while Askren is coming in at -140.
Demian Maia has a career record of 27-9-0. The 41-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and measures in at 6' 1". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 72". Ben "Funky" Askren comes in at 5' 11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 19-1-0. The 35-year-old stretches 73". With respect to significant strikes, Demian Maia is landing 1.71 per minute while Ben Askren has yet to connect on any significant strikes. Maia connects on 42% of the significant strikes he attempts. Concerning the fighter's defense, Maia absorbs 1.92 significant strikes per minute while "Funky" absorbs 8.49. Maia also prevents 64% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Askren is able to prevent 9% of the strikes thrown his way.
In the category of takedowns, Demian Maia is not as effective of a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 2.58 times per 15 min. Maia is finishing his takedown attempts on 25% of his attempts and thwarting 65% of the attempts against him. Askren is taking his opponents down on 50% of his takedown tries. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Maia is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 1 submission per 15 min while Askren attempts 4.4 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Demian Maia squared up with Anthony Rocco Martin and wound up taking home the win by way of majority decision in round 3. Martin landed 36 of 109 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Maia ended the night having landed 74 of 86 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Martin ended up landing 22 of 95, which gave him a rate of 23%. He ended up landing 13 of 81 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Maia ended up landing 25% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 3 of 12. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 3 of 12 to the head. 72% of the significant strikes landed by Martin and 66% of them landed by Maia were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Ben Askren, he went up against Jorge Masvidal and was on the losing end of this fight by way of a flying knee to the head in round 1. Masvidal landed 33% of his significant strikes at distance while Askren was unable to land any. Askren ended up not being able to do anything productive before getting knocked out. Masvidal connected on 3 of 3 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting all 3 at the head. Regarding total strikes thrown in that contest, Masvidal was 3 of 3.
Other bouts to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Michael Johnson will square up in the Octagon with Stevie Ray. Johnson looks to add a victory to his record of 20-14-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and stands in at 5' 10". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 73". Ray measures in at 5' 10" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 22-9-0. The 29-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In terms of takedowns, Michael Johnson is averaging a takedown 0.56 times per 3 rds while Stevie Ray takes his opponents down 0.71 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Johnson lands an average of 4.15 strikes per minute and is connecting on 37% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Stevie Ray, who tags the opposition on 44% of the strikes that he throws and is connecting on 3.46 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Beneil Dariush is set to battle Frank Camacho. Camacho will be looking to add a victory to his record of 22-7-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures 5' 10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Dariush comes in at 5' 10" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 16-4-1. The 30-year-old stretches 72". In terms of grappling, Frank Camacho is able to deflect 78% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 45% of his tries. Dariush is finishing his takedown tries on 31% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Camacho is absorbing 7.16 strikes per minute while he dishes out 6.85 per minute. Dariush, on the other side, absorbs 2.68 strikes/minute and is landing 3.91 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Demian Maia (+120)
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