Jessica Eye vs Viviane Araujo UFC Point Spread Picks - 12/14/2019
Jessica Eye vs Viviane Araujo
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Jessica Eye will face off with Viviane Araujo at UFC 245 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The odds have Eye coming in at +150 while Araujo is coming in at -185.
Jessica "Evil" Eye walks into the Octagon with a mark of 14-7-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and comes in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 66". Viviane "Vivi" Araujo stands in at 5' 4" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 8-1-0. The 33-year-old extends her reach 68". In the category of significant strikes, Jessica Eye connects on 3.51 per min and Viviane Araujo connects on 4.96 significant strikes per minute. Eye lands 36% of the significant strikes she tries and Araujo connects on 48%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Evil" allows 3.36 significant strikes per min and "Vivi" takes 4.42. Eye also defends against 60% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Araujo deflects 58% of the shots thrown.
Regarding grappling, Jessica Eye is not as effective of a wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.51 times per 3 rds. Eye is scoring a takedown on 50% of the times she tries and stopping 56% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Araujo is taking her opponents to the canvas on 100% of her takedown tries and is stuffing 100% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Eye is the more skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.7 finishes per 15 minutes while Araujo looks to get 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
The last time she stepped into the Octagon, Jessica Eye squared up with Valentina Shevchenko and ended up taking the loss by a kick to the head in round 2. Shevchenko landed 37 of 40 total strikes that she threw in that fight. Eye finished this fight landing 42 of 52 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Shevchenko ended up landing 8 of 11, giving her a percentage of 72%. She ended up landing 4 of 5 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Eye ended up landing 16% of her significant strikes by sticking 2 of 12. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she was 1 of 7 to the head. 62% of the significant strikes landed by Shevchenko and 100% of them connected on by Eye were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Viviane Araujo, she fought Alexis Davis and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Davis landed 77% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance while Araujo connected on 95% of her significant strikes at distance. Araujo ended up connecting on 45% of the significant strikes she attempted by landing 67 of 148. She ended up landing 52 of 128 significant strikes to the head. Davis connected on 68 of 137 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, she landed 33 of 88 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes that she threw in that fight, Davis connected on 134 of 213 and Araujo was 79 of 162 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Ketlen Vieira will face off with Irene Aldana. Vieira will be looking to add a victory to her record of 10-0-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Aldana stands in at 5' 9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 11-5-0. The 31-year-old stretches 68". When it comes to grappling, Ketlen Vieira gets a takedown 2.21 times per 3 rounds while Irene Aldana is able to score a takedown 0.29 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Vieira is landing 2.62 strikes/min and lands 36% of her attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Irene Aldana, who is landing 39% of the strikes she has attempted and connects on 6.20 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Colby Covington is set to square up in the Octagon with Kamaru Usman. Usman walks into the cage holding a mark of 15-1-0. The 32-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures in at 6' 0". The switch fighter has an arm span of 76". Covington measures 5' 11" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 15-1-0. The 31-year-old reaches 72". Regarding takedowns, Kamaru Usman stops 100% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of his attempts. Covington is finishing his takedowns on 51% of his tries and deflects 78% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Usman is taking 1.60 strikes/minute and he connects on 4.20 strikes/min. Covington, notwithstanding, is absorbing 2.35 strikes per minute and is dealing 3.90 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Viviane Araujo (-185)
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