Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos MMA Betting Tips - 9/7/2019
Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Islam Makhachev (17-1-0) will face off in the Octagon against Davi "Tasmanian Devil" Ramos (10-2-0) at UFC 242 in The Arena on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The opening line has Makhachev coming in at -200 while Ramos is priced at +162.
Islam Makhachev steps foot in the Octagon with 17 wins and 1 loss. The Makhachkala, Russia standout is 27 years old, weighs 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10" tall. He has a 70.5" reach and fights in the lightweight division. Makhachev has a total of 7 fights in the UFC. In his last fight, Makhachev came away with the win in the third round against Arman Tsarukyan by unanimous decision. In the lightweight division, he is 67th in strikes with 223 and 302nd out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Islam Makhachev currently sits at 43rd among athletes in the UFC and 6th in the lightweight division landing 66.2% of the strikes he has attempted. He also has a total of 13 takedowns which puts him at 126th among athletes in the UFC and 29th in the lightweight division. Makhachev finishes 86.7% of his takedown tries which puts him at 24th among athletes in the UFC and 4th of all athletes in his division. He currently sits at 74th of all athletes in his division and 358th among athletes in the UFC for significant strikes with 101. Of those significant strikes, 79 of them were aimed at the head while 20 of them were directed at the midsection which puts him at 72nd and 72nd respectively of all athletes in his division.
At UFC Fight Night: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2, he came away with the win via submission in the first round when he fought Kajan Johnson. Before that, Makhachev came away with the win in the first round when he fought Gleison Tibau at UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou by stoppage.
Stepping into the cage for this matchup, Davi "Tasmanian Devil" Ramos has a total of 10 wins and 2 losses. The 32-year-old fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil measures 5'6" tall and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The Brazil fighter competes in the lightweight division and has a 70.0" reach. He has earned 4 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Davi Ramos earned a victory by unanimous decision when he fought Austin Hubbard in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - Rochester 2019. With regard to strikes, Ramos is 386th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 78th out of all the athletes in the division with 117.
With regard to strike accuracy, he is landing 41.2% of the strikes he has taken which has him ranked at 89th in the lightweight division and 430th among UFC fighters. In addition, Ramos currently sits at 46th in the lightweight division and 203rd among UFC fighters with a total of 7 takedowns. Being ranked at 15th out of all the athletes in the division and 80th among UFC fighters, Ramos finishes 58.3% of his takedown tries. With 100 significant strikes, he currently sits at 361st among UFC fighters and 75th out of all the athletes in the division. Ramos currently sits at 81st out of all the athletes in the division for significant strikes aimed at the body with 13 and 73rd for significant strikes pointed at the head with 78. At UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez, he earned a victory via submission in round 1 when he fought John Gunther. In the fight before that, Ramos earned a victory in round 1 when he fought Nick Hein at UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington by submission.
When looking at this fight with Islam Makhachev and Davi Ramos, you will want to understand how these two fighters stack up to one another. Islam Makhachev is the more accurate striker of the two fighters, connecting on 66.2% of his strikes meaning Davi Ramos is going to want to want to be on the lookout for big shots. In the case of measurements, we are going to be looking at Islam Makhachev who is 5'10" while the opponent standing across the Octagon stands 5'6". In the case of reach, Makhachev measures 70.5" while Ramos has a fingertip to fingertip measurement of 70.0" meaning Makhachev should consider creating more space so Davi Ramos will have to fight out of his comfort zone. Makhachev is the younger of the two fighters at 27 years of age while Ramos is the older fighter checking in at 32 years of age. When discussing experience in the UFC, Makhachev has 7 fights which means that he is the more experienced fighter in the UFC while Ramos has battled 4 battles in the Octagon. Concerning overall mixed martial arts experience, Makhachev has 17 victories and 1 defeat while Davi Ramos has an overall professional fight record of 10 victories and 2 defeats.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Islam Makhachev (-200)
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