Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung UFC Predictions & Tips - 12/21/2019
Frankie Edgar vs Chan Sung Jung
UFC Fight Night 165
Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Frankie Edgar will face off against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 165 in Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opener has Edgar priced at +129 while Jung is priced at -151.
Frankie "The Answer" Edgar steps into the cage with a record of 22-7-1. The 38-year-old weighs 145 lbs and measures in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 68". Chan "The Korean Zombie" Sung Jung comes in at 5' 7" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 15-5-0. The 32-year-old stretches 72". In the category of significant strikes, Frankie Edgar is connecting on 3.60 per min while Chan Sung Jung connects on 4.25 significant strikes per minute. Edgar lands 39% of the significant strikes he attempts and Sung Jung connects on 39%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "The Answer" absorbs 2.39 significant strikes per min and "The Korean Zombie" takes 3.77. Edgar also stops 69% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Sung Jung thwarts 60% of the strikes thrown his way.
Concerning wrestling, Frankie Edgar is the more efficient wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 2.36 times per 3 rds. Edgar is getting his opponent to the mat on 31% of his tries and defending 65% of all takedowns attempted on him. Sung Jung is taking his opponents down on 41% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 75% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of subbing the opposition, Edgar is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.3 finishes per 15 min while Sung Jung goes for 0.6 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Frankie Edgar faced Max Holloway and was on the losing end of this fight by unanimous decision in round 5. Holloway ended up landing 131 of 330 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Edgar finished this fight landing 96 of 264 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Holloway ended up landing 129 of 328, which gave him a percentage of 39%. He ended up landing 109 of 295 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Edgar landed 36% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 96 of 264. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 57 of 195 pointed at the head. 93% of the significant strikes connected on by Holloway and 96% of them landed by Edgar were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Chan Sung Jung, he faced off with Renato Moicano and ended up getting the victory by a punch to the head in round 1. Moicano ended up landing 33% of his significant strikes at distance while Jung ended up landing 18% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Jung landed 66% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 16 of 24. He connected on 15 of 23 significant strikes to the head. Moicano connected on 0 of 3 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 0 of 3 to the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go, Moicano connected on 0 of 3 and Jung ended up landing 18 of 26 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Volkan Oezdemir opposes Aleksandar Rakic. Oezdemir steps into the Octagon with a mark of 16-4-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands in at 6' 2". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Rakic stands in at 6' 4" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 12-1-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 78". In terms of takedowns, Volkan Oezdemir scores a takedown 0.48 times per 3 rounds while Aleksandar Rakic is averaging a takedown 1.29 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Oezdemir is landing 5.04 strikes per minute and is landing 46% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Aleksandar Rakic, who tags the opposition on 52% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 5.25 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Charles Jourdain is set to enter the Octagon with Dooho Choi. Choi comes into this fight holding a mark of 14-3-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands in at 5' 10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 70". Jourdain stands 5' 9" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 9-2-0. The 24-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding takedowns, Dooho Choi is thwarting 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedowns on 20% of his attempts. Jourdain is finishing his takedowns on 10% of the tries he takes and prevents 5% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Choi takes 6.26 strikes/min while he lands 5.64 strikes/min. Jourdain, in contrast, is absorbing 5.20 strikes/min and dishes out 3.67 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Frankie Edgar (+129)
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