Luke Rockhold vs Jan Blachowicz UFC Parlay - 7/6/2019
Luke Rockhold vs Jan Blachowicz
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Luke Rockhold (16-4-0) is slated to take on Jan Blachowicz (23-8-0) at UFC 239 in T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The opening line has Rockhold priced at -125 while Blachowicz comes in at -105.
Luke Rockhold steps into the cage with 16 wins and 4 losses. The Santa Cruz, CA native is 34 years old, weighs 205 lbs and stands 6'3" inches tall. He has a 77.0" reach and fights in the light heavyweight division. Rockhold has a total of 10 fights in the UFC. In his last time out, Rockhold was defeated in the 3rd round against Yoel Romero by stoppage. In the light heavyweight division, he is 18th in strikes with 377 and is 213th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Luke Rockhold sits at 118th in the UFC and 20th in the light heavyweight division landing 59.9% of the strikes he attempts. He also has a total of 5 takedowns which has him sitting at 243rd in the UFC and 22nd in the light heavyweight division. Rockhold completes 45.5% of his takedown tries which has him sitting at 172nd in the UFC and 18th among fighters in the division. He sits at 13th among fighters in the division and 174th in the UFC for significant strikes with 311. Of those significant strikes, 194 of them were directed at the head while 66 of them were directed at the midsection which has him sitting at 15th and 11th respectively among fighters in the division. At UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch, he won via stoppage in the second round when he squared up with David Branch. A few fights ago, Rockhold was defeated in the first round when he squared up with Michael Bisping at UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 by stoppage.
Putting on the gloves for this matchup, Jan Blachowicz has a total of 23 wins and 8 losses. The 36-year-old fighting out of Warsaw, Poland is 6'2" inches tall and weighs in at 205 lbs. The Berkut WCA Fight Team fighter competes in the light heavyweight division and has a 78.0" reach. He has compiled 13 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Jan Blachowicz lost by unanimous decision when he fought Thiago Santos in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos. When talking about strikes, Blachowicz is 111th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 9th in the division with 639.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is connecting on 57.5% of the shots he throws which ranks him 26th in the light heavyweight division and 151st in the UFC. In addition, Blachowicz ranks 11th in the light heavyweight division and 121st in the UFC with a total of 13 takedowns. Sitting at 9th in the division and 95th in the UFC, Blachowicz finishes 54.2% of his takedown attempts. With 446 significant strikes, he ranks 103rd in the UFC and 9th in the division. Blachowicz ranks 6th in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 99 and 9th for significant strikes directed at the head with 318. At UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik, he earned a victory via submission in round 2 when he fought Nikita Krylov. A few fights ago, Blachowicz earned a victory in the 3rd round when he fought Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov by unanimous decision.
When dissecting the fight between Luke Rockhold and Jan Blachowicz, it is important to know how these two fighters match up. Luke Rockhold is the more accurate striker of the two fighters, connecting on 59.9% of his punches meaning Jan Blachowicz will want to be on the lookout for big shots. With respect to physical traits, the first fighter to take a look at is Luke Rockhold who is 6'3" and the opponent standing opposite the Octagon stands 6'2". With respect to reach, Rockhold stretches 77.0" while Blachowicz has a reach of 78.0" meaning Rockhold should consider closing the distance so Jan Blachowicz cannot use his reach. Rockhold is the younger fighter in this matchup at 34 years old while Blachowicz is the older fighter checking in at 36 years old. In terms of experience in the UFC, Rockhold has 10 fights which means he has less Octagon experience while Blachowicz has compiled a total of 13 fights in the UFC. Concerning overall MMA experience, Rockhold has 16 victories and 4 defeats while Jan Blachowicz is the owner of an overall MMA record that boasts 23 victories and 8 defeats.
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