Diego Ferreira vs Mairbek Taisumov UFC Picks & Predictions - 9/7/2019
Diego Ferreira vs Mairbek Taisumov
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Diego Ferreira (15-2-0) will battle Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov (27-5-0) at UFC 242 in The Arena on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The opening odds have Ferreira priced at +234 while Taisumov is at -303.
Diego Ferreira comes into this fight with 15 wins and 2 losses. The Amazonas, Brazil product is 34 years old, weighs in at 155 lbs and stands 5'9" tall. He has a 74.0" reach and fights in the lightweight division. Ferreira has a total of 8 fights in the UFC. In his last time out, Ferreira stepped out of the Octagon with a victory in the 3rd round against Rustam Khabilov by unanimous decision. In the lightweight division, he is 54th in strikes with 306 and 245th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Diego Ferreira is ranked 317th among fighters in the UFC and 60th in the lightweight division landing 48.3% of the strikes he's thrown. He also has a total of 3 takedowns which puts him at 311th among fighters in the UFC and 68th in the lightweight division. Ferreira finishes 23.1% of his takedown tries which puts him at 383rd among fighters in the UFC and 81st in the division. He is ranked 58th in the division and 241st among fighters in the UFC for significant strikes with 221. Of those significant strikes, 156 of them were aimed at the head while 45 of them were directed at the midsection which puts him at 51st and 51st respectively in the division.
At UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega, he stepped out of the Octagon with a victory via KO/TKO in the 2nd round when he faced Kyle Nelson. In the fight before that, Ferreira stepped out of the Octagon with a victory in round 1 when he faced Jared Gordon at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros by KO/TKO.
Entering the cage for this fight, Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov has a total of 27 wins and 5 losses. The 31-year-old fighting out of Chechnya, Russia is 5'9" tall and weighs 155 lbs. The Russia fighter competes in the lightweight division and has a 73.0" reach. He has racked up 12 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Mairbek Taisumov stepped out of the Octagon with a victory by unanimous decision when he squared up with Desmond Green in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik. In connection with strikes, Taisumov is 308th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 68th in the division with 213.
In connection with strike accuracy, he is connecting on 45.1% of the shots he has taken which has him sitting at 72nd in the lightweight division and 374th among athletes in the UFC. In addition, Taisumov currently sits at 44th in the lightweight division and 201st among athletes in the UFC with a total of 7 takedowns. Being ranked at 6th in the division and 28th among athletes in the UFC, Taisumov finishes 77.8% of his takedown attempts. With 182 significant strikes, he currently sits at 281st among athletes in the UFC and 62nd in the division. Taisumov currently sits at 59th in the division for significant strikes aimed at the midsection with 34 and 65th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 105. At UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve, he stepped out of the Octagon with a victory via KO/TKO in the first round when he squared up with Felipe Silva. Prior to that, Taisumov stepped out of the Octagon with a victory in the first round when he squared up with Damir Hadzovic at UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos by KO/TKO.
In this matchup between Diego Ferreira and Mairbek Taisumov, it's a good idea to understand how these two fighters stack up to each other. Diego Ferreira lands punches more accurately, by landing 48.3% of his strikes telling us Mairbek Taisumov will want to be on the lookout for big shots. When looking at their physical attributes, we are going to be looking at Diego Ferreira who is 5'9" while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 5'9". When looking at reach, Ferreira measures 74.0" while Taisumov measures out at 73.0" meaning Ferreira will want to create distance so Mairbek Taisumov won't be able to use it to his advantage. Ferreira is the older combatant in this fight at 34 years old while Taisumov is the younger fighter in this matchup at 31 years old. Concerning UFC experience, Ferreira has 8 fights which means he is the less experienced fighter in this matchup while Taisumov has compiled a total of 12 fights in his UFC career. With respect to overall experience in mixed martial arts, Ferreira has 15 wins and 2 defeats while Mairbek Taisumov holds an overall professional fight record of 27 wins and 5 defeats.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mairbek Taisumov (-303)
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