Grigorii Popov vs Davey Grant UFC Point Spread Picks - 11/9/2019
Grigorii Popov vs Davey Grant
UFC Fight Night 163
CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Grigorii Popov will enter the Octagon with Davey Grant at UFC Fight Night 163 in CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The opening odds have Popov coming in at -215 while Grant is at +170.
Grigorii Popov walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-2-0. The 35-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 7". The switch fighter stretches 68". Davey "Dangerous" Grant comes in at 5' 8" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 10-4-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding significant strikes, Grigorii Popov is connecting on 5.62 per min while Davey Grant connects on 3.60 significant strikes per min. Popov connects on 36% of the significant strikes he attempts and Grant is connecting on 53%. Regarding defense, Popov takes 7.56 significant strikes per min while "Dangerous" allows 1.41. Popov also stops 56% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Grant stops 68% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
Regarding wrestling, Grigorii Popov is the lesser skilled grappler as he gets a takedown 0 times per 15 min. Popov is thwarting 100% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Grant is taking his opponents to the mat on 30% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 64% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submission attempts, Popov is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Grant tries 0 finishes per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Grigorii Popov went up against Eddie Wineland and ended up taking the loss by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Wineland ended up landing 74 of 171 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Popov ended the night having landed 55 of 150 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Wineland ended up landing 74 of 171, which means his percentage was 43%. He ended up landing 48 of 129 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Popov ended up landing 36% of his significant strikes by sticking 55 of 150. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 24 of 97 to the head. 94% of the significant strikes landed by Wineland and 94% of them landed by Popov were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Davey Grant, he squared up with Manny Bermudez and ended up taking the loss via a triangle choke in round 1. Bermudez landed 66% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Grant landed 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Grant connected on 66% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 4 of 6. He ended up landing 1 of 2 significant strikes directed at the head. Bermudez ended up connecting on 3 of 5 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 3 of 5 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Bermudez connected on 3 of 5 while Grant ended up connecting on 4 of 6 total strikes.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Magomed Ankalaev will battle Dalcha Lungiambula. Ankalaev will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-1-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Lungiambula stands in at 5' 8" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 10-1-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 76". When it comes to grappling, Magomed Ankalaev scores a takedown 0.45 times per 15 min while Dalcha Lungiambula scores a takedown 5.61 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Ankalaev is landing 3.05 strikes per min and is landing 53% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Dalcha Lungiambula, who tags his opponent on 74% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 2.99 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Sergey Khandozhko is set to take on Rustam Khabilov. Khabilov will be looking to add a win to his career total of 23-4-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures 5' 8". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Khandozhko stands 6' 1" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 27-5-1. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 74". Regarding wrestling, Rustam Khabilov is thwarting 61% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 42% of his tries. Khandozhko is finishing his takedowns on 16% of his attempts and defends against 60% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Khabilov absorbs 2.20 strikes per min and he connects on 2.10 strikes/minute. Khandozhko, moreover, absorbs 2.60 strikes per minute and is connecting on 4.00 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Davey Grant (+170)
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