Jack Marshman vs Edmen Shahbazyan UFC Betting Tips - 7/6/2019
Jack Marshman vs Edmen Shahbazyan
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Jack "The Hammer" Marshman (23-8-0) will face off in the Octagon against Edmen "The Golden Boy" Shahbazyan (9-0-0) at UFC 239 in T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The opening line has Marshman coming in at +278 while Shahbazyan is priced at -362.
Jack "The Hammer" Marshman comes into this fight with 23 wins and 8 losses. The Abertillery, England standout is 29 years old, weighs 185 lbs and stands 6'0" inches tall. He has a 73.0" reach and fights in the middleweight division. Marshman has a total of 6 fights in the UFC. The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Marshman earned a victory in round 3 against John Phillips by split decision. In the middleweight division, he is 38th in strikes with 178 and is 326th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Jack Marshman ranks 469th in the UFC and 52nd in the middleweight division connecting on 35.0% of the shots he throws. Jack Marshman isn't much of a grappler as he has yet to complete a takedown in the the UFC. Either they will go nose-to-nose in the center of the Octagon or one of them will have to take it to the groung. He ranks 36th among fighters in the division and 305th in the UFC for significant strikes with 145. Of those significant strikes, 106 of them were directed at the head while 22 of them were directed at the body which has him sitting at 35th and 35th respectively among fighters in the division. At UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis, he was defeated via unanimous decision in round 3 when he fought Karl Roberson. In the fight before that, Marshman was defeated in round 1 when he fought Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida by submission.
Walking into the Octagon for this fight, Edmen "The Golden Boy" Shahbazyan has a total of 9 wins and 0 losses. The 21-year-old out of Glendale, AZ measures 6'2" inches tall and weighs 185 lbs. The Glendale Fighting Club fighter competes in the middleweight division and has a 74.0" reach. He has compiled 1 fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Edmen Shahbazyan won by unanimous decision when he squared up with Charles Byrd in his most recent fight at UFC 235: Woodley vs. Usman. When talking about strikes, Shahbazyan is 463rd out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 55th in the division with 27.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is connecting on 62.8% of the strikes he attempts which ranks him 12th in the middleweight division and 76th in the UFC. In addition, Shahbazyan sits at 24th in the middleweight division and 178th in the UFC with a total of 8 takedowns. Sitting at 32nd in the division and 248th in the UFC, Shahbazyan completes 38.1% of his takedown tries. With 22 significant strikes, he sits at 456th in the UFC and 55th in the division. Shahbazyan sits at 51st in the division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 6 and 54th for significant strikes directed at the head with 12. At UFC - TUF 28 Finale, he won via split decision in round 3 when he squared up with Darren Stewart. A few fights ago, Shahbazyan won in the first round when he squared up with Daniel McWilliams at CXF 12: Burbank Beatdown by KO/TKO.
When dissecting the fight between Jack Marshman and Edmen Shahbazyan, it is important to know how these two fighters match up. Edmen Shahbazyan lands punches more consistently, connecting on 62.8% of his strikes which means Jack Marshman will want to look out for big punches. When comparing physical traits, the first fighter to take a look at is Jack Marshman who is 6'0" and the opponent on the other side of the cage 6'2". When comparing reach, Marshman stretches 73.0" while Shahbazyan has a reach of 74.0" meaning Marshman may want to cut the distance if Shahbazyan is using that extra inch to his advantage. Marshman is the older of the two fighters at 29 years of age while Shahbazyan is the more youthful fighter by checking in at 21 years of age. With respect to Octagon experience, Marshman has 6 fights giving him the edge in experience in the UFC while Shahbazyan has fought 1 battle in the UFC. When it comes to overall experience in MMA, Marshman has 23 wins and 8 losses while Edmen Shahbazyan has an overall professional fight record of 9 wins and 0 losses.
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