Geoff Neal vs Mike Perry UFC Predictions & Tips - 12/14/2019
Geoff Neal vs Mike Perry
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Geoff Neal will battle Mike Perry at UFC 245 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening moneyline has Neal coming in at -265 while Perry is at +205.
Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal looks to add a victory to his record of 12-2-0. The 29-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and stands 5' 11". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 75". Mike "Platinum" Perry comes in at 5' 10" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 13-5-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". When talking about significant strikes, Geoff Neal is connecting on 5.86 per min and Mike Perry is landing 4.28 significant strikes per min. Neal connects on 48% of the significant strikes he tries and Perry is landing 47%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Handz of Steel" absorbs 3.58 significant strikes per minute while "Platinum" allows 4.43. Neal also defends 65% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Perry is able to stop 58% of the strikes thrown his way.
In terms of wrestling, Geoff Neal is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.89 times per 3 rds. Neal is scoring a takedown on 50% of his tries and defending 92% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Perry is finishing his takedown tries on 41% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 70% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submission attempts, Neal is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Perry looks to get 0.2 finishes per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Geoff Neal fought Niko Price and wound up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 2. Price ended up landing 42 of 79 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Neal ended the night having landed 53 of 73 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Price ended up landing 24 of 57, which means his percentage was 42%. He ended up landing 15 of 41 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Neal ended up landing 67% of his significant strikes by landing 41 of 61. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 41 of 60 pointed at the head. 58% of the significant strikes landed by Price and 19% of them landed by Neal were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Mike Perry, he fought Vicente Luque and ended up walking away in defeat by split decision in round 3. Luque connected on 98% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Perry connected on 86% of his significant strikes at distance. Perry ended up connecting on 49% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 87 of 175. He landed 56 of 135 significant strikes to the head. Luque ended up landing 84 of 179 significant strikes in that battle. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 43 of 125 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that fight, Luque connected on 85 of 180 while Perry connected on 116 of 204 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Ian Heinisch will enter the Octagon against Omari Akhmedov. Heinisch has a mark of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and comes in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Akhmedov comes in at 6' 0" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 19-4-1. The 32-year-old stretches 73". When it comes to grappling, Ian Heinisch takes his opponents down 0.62 times per 3 rds and Omari Akhmedov takes his opponents to the canvas 2.45 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Heinisch is landing 3.33 strikes per minute and lands 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Omari Akhmedov, who is connecting on 34% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 2.91 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Germaine de Randamie is set to square up in the Octagon against Amanda Nunes. Nunes walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 18-4-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 69". de Randamie measures 5' 9" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 9-3-0. The 35-year-old stretches 71". Regarding wrestling, Amanda Nunes is able to thwart 80% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 38% of the times she tries. de Randamie is taking her opponents to the mat on 0% of her tries and is able to defend against 80% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Nunes takes 2.87 strikes per minute and she is landing 4.62 per min. de Randamie, on the other side, is taking 1.91 strikes/min and connects on 2.99 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Geoff Neal (-265)
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