John Lineker vs Rob Font Expert UFC Picks - 6/22/2019
John "Hands of Stone" Lineker (31-9-0) is slated to take on Rob Font (16-4-0) at UFC Fight Night 154 in Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The opening line has Lineker priced at -270 while Font comes in at +190.
Lineker comes into this fight with 31 wins and 9 losses. The Paranagua, BRA native is 29 years old, weighs 135 lbs and is 5'3" inches tall. He has a 67.0" reach and fights in the bantamweight division. Lineker has a total of 17 fights in the UFC. In the bantamweight division, he is 1st in strikes with 1,049 and is 45th out of all fighters in the UFC. When it comes to strike accuracy, John Lineker ranks 397th among UFC fighters and 52nd in the bantamweight division landing 43.4% of the shots he throws. He also has a total of 6 takedowns which ranks him 206th among UFC fighters and 28th in the bantamweight division. Lineker finishes 60.0% of his takedown attempts which ranks him 66th among UFC fighters and 13th in the division. He ranks 1st in the division and 24th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 904. Of those significant strikes, 505 of them were aimed at the head while 321 of them were directed at the body which ranks him 2nd and 1st respectively in the division.
The last time he stepped in the cage, Lineker lost in the third round to Cory Sandhagen by split decision. At UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington, he won via KO/TKO in the third round when he faced Brian Kelleher. Lastly, Lineker won in the third round when he faced Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida by unanimous decision.
Stepping into the cage for this matchup, Rob Font has a total of 16 wins and 4 losses in the division. The 31 year old fighting out of Woburn, MA is 5'8" inches tall and weighs in at 135 lbs. The Team Sityodtong fighter competes in the bantamweight division and has a 71.5" reach. He has compiled 9 fights in the UFC. In terms of strikes, Font is 184th out of all fighters in the UFC and 21st in the division with 435. In terms of strike accuracy, he is connecting on 42.2% of the strikes he attempts which has him sitting at 53rd in the bantamweight division and 408th in the UFC. In addition, Font ranks 25th in the bantamweight division and 183rd in the UFC with a total of 7 takedowns. Sitting at 39th in the division and 287th in the UFC, Font completes 33.3% of his takedown tries. With 402 significant strikes, he ranks 127th in the UFC and 15th in the division. Font ranks 14th in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 84 and 11th for significant strikes directed at the head with 282.
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Most recently, Font earned a victory in the 3rd round to Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision. At UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier, he was defeated via unanimous decision in the 3rd round when he faced Raphael Assuncao. Lastly, Font earned a victory in round 2 when he faced Thomas Almeida at UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou by stoppage..
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rob Font (+190)
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