Jake Matthews vs Rostem Akman MMA Betting Tips - 10/5/2019
Jake Matthews vs Rostem Akman
Marvel Stadium in Australia
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Jake Matthews will face off with Rostem Akman at UFC 243 in Marvel Stadium in Australia on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The opening line has Matthews coming in at -286 while Akman is at +221.
Jake "The Celtic Kid" Matthews walks into the cage with a mark of 14-4-0. The 25-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and stands in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Rostem "Kurdimus Prime" Akman comes in at 5' 10" and weighs 170 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 6-1-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 72". Concerning significant strikes, Jake Matthews lands 2.96 per minute while Rostem Akman lands 2.60 significant strikes per minute. Matthews lands 46% of the significant strikes he throws while Akman lands 39%. Regarding defending in the cage, "The Celtic Kid" allows 2.16 significant strikes per minute and "Kurdimus Prime" takes 4.00. Matthews also defends 58% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Akman is able to prevent 59% of them.
In the wrestling category, Jake Matthews is the more apt grappler as he takes his opponents down 2.26 times per 3 rounds. Matthews is getting his opponent to the mat on 40% of his attempts and is stuffing 66% of all takedown tries against him. Akman is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 83% of the attempts against him. When it comes to going for the sub, Matthews is the more skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.9 submissions per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Jake Matthews faced Anthony Rocco Martin and ended up walking away in defeat via an anaconda choke in round 3. Martin ended up landing 33 of 94 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Martin ended the bout with a stat line of 0 of 0 in getting the takedown and notched 1 sub attempt. "The Celtic Kid" walked away from this fight having landed 27 of 78 total strikes. He was 0 of 1 in getting the takedown and tried 1 sub attempt. When talking about significant strikes, Martin landed 25 of 86, which gave him a rate of 29%. He finished the fight landing 15 of 75 significant strikes directed at the head, 1 of 1 to the body and 9 of 10 directed at the legs. On the other side of the cage, Matthews landed 32% of his significant strikes by landing 24 of 75. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 15 of 60 to the head. He was also able to connect on 6 of 9 to the body and 3 of 6 to the legs in this contest. 92% of the significant strikes landed by Martin and 95% of them landed by Matthews were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Rostem Akman, he squared up with Sergey Khandozhko and was defeated by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Khandozhko ended up landing 91% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Akman ended up connecting on 79% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Akman ended up landing 39% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 39 of 100. He ended up connecting on 30 of 91 significant strikes aimed at the head, 6 of 6 aimed at the body and 3 of 3 to the legs. Khandozhko connected on 60 of 149 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 19 of 22 to the legs, 11 of 27 to the body and 30 of 100 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that fight, Khandozhko connected on 60 of 151 while Akman landed 40 of 103 of the strikes he threw in total. Khandozhko ended the fight with a stat line of 1 of 6 in getting the takedown and wasn't able to get a sub attempt in this battle. Moreover, "Kurdimus Prime" took "Honda" off his feet on 2 of 5 tries and went for 0 submission attempts.
One more match to look forward to is when Tai Tuivasa will square up in the Octagon against Serghei Spivac. Tuivasa walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 10-2-0. The 26-year-old weighs in at 264 lbs and measures in at 6' 2". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 75". Spivac measures 6' 3" and weighs in at 260 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 9-1-0. The 24-year-old reaches 78". Regarding grappling, Tai Tuivasa has no career takedowns and Serghei Spivac takes his opponents to the canvas 0.27 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Tuivasa connects on 4.37 strikes/min and connects on 49% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Serghei Spivac, who is landing 33% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 1.20 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Raquel Pennington is set to enter the Octagon against Holly Holm. Holm walks into the Octagon with a mark of 12-5-0. The 37-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 69". Pennington measures 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 10-8-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 67". When it comes to takedowns, Holly Holm prevents 79% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 31% of the times she tries. Pennington is finishing her takedowns on 26% of her tries and defends against 64% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Holm takes 2.83 strikes/minute and she is dealing 2.82 strikes per minute. Pennington, in contrast, is taking 3.33 strikes/minute and dishes out 3.39 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jake Matthews (-286)
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