Junyong Park vs Marc-Andre Barriault Expert UFC Picks - 12/21/2019
Junyong Park vs Marc-Andre Barriault
UFC Fight Night 165
Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Junyong Park will battle Marc-Andre Barriault at UFC Fight Night 165 in Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening moneyline has Park at +105 while Barriault is at -138.
Junyong "The Iron Turtle" Park steps into the cage holding a mark of 10-4-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 5' 10". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Marc-Andre "Powerbar" Barriault comes in at 6' 1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-3-0. The 29-year-old stretches 74". Concerning significant strikes, Junyong Park connects on 8.39 per min and Marc-Andre Barriault is connecting on 3.60 significant strikes per minute. Park lands 54% of the significant strikes he attempts while Barriault is connecting on 52%. In terms of defending in the cage, "The Iron Turtle" absorbs 6.11 significant strikes per min while "Powerbar" allows 3.73. Park also defends 46% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Barriault prevents 57% of the shots thrown.
Regarding grappling, Junyong Park is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.24 times per 3 rds. Park is taking his opponents to the canvas on 10% of his attempts and is stuffing 33% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Barriault is scoring a takedown on 25% of the takedowns he tries and defending 80% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Park is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 0.3 submissions per 3 rds while Barriault looks to get 0.6 submissions per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Junyong Park squared up with Anthony Hernandez and was on the losing end of this fight by an anaconda choke in round 2. Hernandez landed 74 of 129 total strikes that he let go. Park finished this fight landing 84 of 152 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Hernandez ended up landing 59 of 110, which means his percentage was 53%. He ended up landing 51 of 102 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Park ended up landing 54% of his significant strikes by landing 81 of 148. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 76 of 142 to the head. 83% of the significant strikes landed by Hernandez and 90% of them connected on by Park were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Marc-Andre Barriault, he battled Krzysztof Jotko and wound up walking away in defeat by split decision in round 3. Jotko ended up connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Barriault landed 46% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Barriault landed 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 39 of 77. He ended up connecting on 18 of 51 significant strikes to the head. Jotko ended up landing 40 of 117 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 20 of 92 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes attempted in that fight, Jotko ended up landing 98 of 181 while Barriault connected on 62 of 102 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Kyung Ho Kang squares up against Liu Pingyuan. Ho Kang will be looking to add a win to his total of 16-8-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures 5' 9". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Pingyuan stands in at 5' 6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 13-6-0. The 26-year-old reaches 72". When it comes to grappling, Kyung Ho Kang takes his opponents to the mat 2.46 times per 3 rds and Liu Pingyuan takes his opponents down 0.34 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Ho Kang tags his opponents 2.70 strikes per min and is connecting on 44% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Liu Pingyuan, who tags his opponent on 31% of the strikes he attempts and lands 2.60 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Tanner Boser is set to square up in the Octagon against Ciryl Gane. Gane holds a record of 5-0-0. The 29-year-old is fighting at 245 lbs and comes in at 6' 4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 81". Boser measures 6' 2" and will fight at 255 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 17-5-1. The 28-year-old reaches 75". Concerning wrestling, Ciryl Gane is able to curb 100% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedowns on 75% of the times he tries. Boser is finishing his takedowns on 20% of the attempts he tries and prevents 10% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Gane takes 2.06 strikes per minute while he lands 5.75 strikes/min. Boser, moreover, is taking 2.13 strikes per minute and deals 6.20 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Junyong Park (+105)
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