Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov MMA Betting Tips - 11/2/2019
Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Derrick Lewis will enter the Octagon with Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The line has Lewis priced at -164 while Ivanov is priced at +136.
Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis holds a record of 21-7-0. The 34-year-old weighs in at 260 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 79". Blagoy "Baga" Ivanov stands in at 5' 11" and is weighing in at 250 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a career mark of 18-2-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 73". In the category of significant strikes, Derrick Lewis connects on 2.69 per min while Blagoy Ivanov is landing 3.56 significant strikes per min. Lewis is connecting on 50% of the significant strikes he throws and Ivanov is landing 36%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "The Black Beast" absorbs 2.38 significant strikes per min and "Baga" takes 4.44. Lewis also stops 44% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Ivanov stops 56% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
Regarding wrestling, Derrick Lewis is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.47 times per 15 minutes. Lewis is getting his opponent to the mat on 23% of his tries and thwarting 53% of all takedown attempts. Ivanov is scoring a takedown on 100% of his takedown tries and is stopping 100% of takedowns his opponents have attempted.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Derrick Lewis faced Junior Dos Santos and ended up taking the loss by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Santos landed 29 of 55 total strikes that he let go. Lewis ended the night having landed 7 of 25 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Santos ended up landing 29 of 55, giving him a percentage of 52%. He ended up landing 15 of 37 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Lewis landed 28% of his significant strikes by connecting on 7 of 25. Of all the significant strikes, he was 2 of 17 pointed at the head. 68% of the significant strikes landed by Santos and 100% of them connected on by Lewis were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Blagoy Ivanov, he battled Tai Tuivasa and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Tuivasa ended up landing 78% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Ivanov ended up landing 84% of his significant strikes at distance. Ivanov landed 59% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 73 of 123. He ended up landing 65 of 114 significant strikes directed at the head. Tuivasa connected on 64 of 144 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 39 of 114 directed at the head. Regarding the strikes he fired off in this contest, Tuivasa ended up landing 66 of 146 and Ivanov connected on 81 of 131 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Kevin Lee will battle Gregor Gillespie. Lee steps into the cage holding a record of 17-5-0. The 27-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 77". Gillespie stands in at 5' 7" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 13-0-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 71". When it comes to grappling, Kevin Lee scores a takedown 3.27 times per 3 rounds and Gregor Gillespie scores a takedown 7.44 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Lee connects on 3.84 strikes/minute and connecting on 42% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Gregor Gillespie, who tags his opponent on 53% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 3.60 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Johnny Walker is set to face off against Corey Anderson. Anderson comes into this fight with a record of 13-4-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands 6' 3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 79". Walker measures 6' 5" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 17-3-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 82". Regarding takedowns, Corey Anderson defends against 83% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the times he tries. With reference to striking, Anderson is absorbing 2.20 strikes per min while he lands 4.37 strikes per min. Walker, notwithstanding, absorbs 3.26 strikes per min and deals 5.73 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Derrick Lewis (-164)
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