Max Griffin vs Alex Morono UFC Point Spread Picks - 10/12/2019
Max Griffin vs Alex Morono
UFC Fight Night 161
Amalie Arena in Tampa
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Max Griffin will face off against Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night 161 in Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The line has Griffin priced at -104 while Morono is priced at -124.
Max "Pain" Griffin steps into the cage with a mark of 15-6-0. The 33-year-old weighs 170 lbs and measures in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Alex "The Great White" Morono stands 5' 11" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 16-5-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 72". Concerning significant strikes, Max Griffin is landing 4.08 per minute while Alex Morono connects on 4.26 significant strikes per minute. Griffin lands 50% of the significant strikes he tries and Morono is landing 42%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Pain" allows 3.89 significant strikes per minute and "The Great White" allows 2.69. Griffin also deflects 52% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Morono is able to stop 63% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In terms of wrestling, Max Griffin is the more capable wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.53 times per 15 minutes. Griffin is taking his opponents to the canvas on 47% of his attempts and is defending 61% of all takedown tries against him. Morono is stopping 36% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submissions, Griffin is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 0.9 subs per 3 rounds while Morono tries 0.7 subs per 3 rds.
In his previous bout, Max Griffin fought Zelim Imadaev and got a win for the night by majority decision in round 3. Imadaev ended up landing 78 of 165 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Griffin ended the night having landed 72 of 121 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Imadaev ended up landing 64 of 150, giving him a percentage of 42%. He finished the fight landing 46 of 120 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Griffin landed 51% of his significant strikes by connecting on 47 of 92. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 23 of 65 to the head. 73% of the significant strikes landed by Imadaev and 72% of them landed by Griffin were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Alex Morono, he went up against Zak Ottow and ended up winning this fight by way of an elbow to the head in round 1. Ottow landed 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Morono ended up landing 40% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Morono ended up connecting on 45% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 25 of 55. He ended up connecting on 22 of 50 significant strikes directed at the head. Ottow landed 10 of 31 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 6 of 20 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Ottow connected on 10 of 31 and Morono was 25 of 55 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Deiveson Figueiredo will oppose Tim Elliott. Figueiredo has a record of 16-1-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and comes in at 5' 5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 68". Elliot stands 5' 7" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 16-8-1. The 32-year-old has a reach of 66". In terms of takedowns, Deiveson Figueiredo gets his opposition to the mat 1.86 times per 15 minutes and Tim Elliott is averaging a takedown 4.26 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Figueiredo lands an average of 2.43 strikes/minute and is landing 52% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Tim Elliott, who tags the opposition on 45% of the strikes he attempts and lands 3.41 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Andrew Sanchez is set to clash with Marvin Vettori. Vettori steps into the cage holding a record of 13-4-1. The 26-year-old weighs 185 lbs and measures in at 6' 0". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 74". Sanchez measures in at 6' 1" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 12-4-0. The 31-year-old reaches 74". Concerning wrestling, Marvin Vettori stops 79% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is getting his opponent to the mat on 45% of the times he tries. Sanchez is taking his opponents to the mat on 34% of the tries he takes and prevents 100% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Vettori absorbs 2.89 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 3.75 strikes/minute. Sanchez, moreover, takes 4.79 strikes/min and is dishing out 4.82 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alex Morono (-124)
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