Katlyn Chookagian vs Jennifer Maia UFC Predictions & Tips - 11/2/2019
Katlyn Chookagian vs Jennifer Maia
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Katlyn Chookagian will enter the Octagon with Jennifer Maia at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The moneyline has Chookagian priced at -134 while Maia is priced at +106.
Katlyn "Blonde Fighter" Chookagian walks into the cage with a record of 12-2-0. The 30-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and comes in at 5' 9". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Jennifer Maia stands 5' 4" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 17-5-1. The 31-year-old extends her reach 64". In terms of significant strikes, Katlyn Chookagian is landing 4.28 per min and Jennifer Maia is connecting on 4.11 significant strikes per minute. Chookagian connects on 32% of the significant strikes she attempts and Maia is landing 45%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Blonde Fighter" takes 4.68 significant strikes per minute while Maia allows 3.42. Chookagian also curbs 62% of the significant strikes her opponents attempt while Maia deflects 50% of the shots thrown.
Concerning wrestling, Katlyn Chookagian is not as efficient of a wrestler as she is able to score a takedown 0 times per 15 min. Chookagian is defending 56% of all takedown attempts. Maia is thwarting 73% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. When it comes to submission attempts, Chookagian is the more apt fighter by trying 0.6 subs per 3 rounds while Maia goes for 0 subs per 3 rounds.
The last time she stepped into the Octagon, Katlyn Chookagian faced Joanne Calderwood and took home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Calderwood landed 141 of 300 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Chookagian finished this fight landing 108 of 250 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Calderwood landed 112 of 266, giving her a percentage of 42%. She finished the fight landing 24 of 139 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Chookagian landed 37% of her significant strikes by landing 82 of 221. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she was 50 of 179 to the head. 92% of the significant strikes landed by Calderwood and 95% of them landed by Chookagian were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Jennifer Maia, she went up against Roxanne Modafferi and wound up taking home the victory by unanimous decision in round 3. Modafferi ended up landing 96% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance and Maia ended up landing 78% of her significant strikes at distance. Maia landed 47% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 83 of 174. She ended up landing 72 of 158 significant strikes to the head. Modafferi landed 29 of 110 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 25 of 100 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that she let go, Modafferi connected on 76 of 161 and Maia connected on 111 of 205 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Kelvin Gastelum will encounter Darren Till. Gastelum has a career record of 16-4-0. The 28-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and comes in at 5' 9". The southpaw fighter reaches 71". Till measures in at 6' 0" and is fighting at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage with a record of 17-2-1. The 26-year-old stretches 74". In the grappling category, Kelvin Gastelum gets his opposition to the mat 0.79 times per 3 rds and Darren Till takes his opponents to the mat 0.61 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Gastelum tags his opponents 3.83 strikes per min and is connecting on 43% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Darren Till, who tags the opposition on 46% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 2.41 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Vicente Luque is set to face off against Stephen Thompson. Thompson will be looking to add a win to his total of 14-4-1. The 36-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and stands 6' 0". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 75". Luque stands 5' 11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 17-6-1. The 27-year-old stretches 75". When it comes to takedowns, Stephen Thompson is able to curb 78% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the mat on 45% of his tries. Luque is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of his attempts and is able to deflect 64% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Thompson is taking 2.54 strikes per min while he is dealing 3.52 per minute. Luque, on the contrary, absorbs 4.72 strikes per min and is dishing out 5.19 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Katlyn Chookagian (-134)
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