Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar UFC Picks & Predictions - 7/27/2019
Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Max "Blessed" Holloway (20-4-0) will battle Frankie "The Answer" Edgar (23-6-1) at UFC 240 in Rogers Place on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The opening odds have Holloway priced at -335 while Edgar is at +265.
Max "Blessed" Holloway comes into this fight with 20 wins and 4 losses. The Waianae, HI native is 27 years old, weighs 145 lbs and is 5'11" inches tall. He has a 69.0" reach and fights in the featherweight division. Holloway has a total of 20 fights in the UFC. The last time he stepped in the cage, Holloway lost in the 5th round against Dustin Poirier by unanimous decision. In the featherweight division, he is 3rd in strikes with 1,694 and is 8th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Max Holloway sits at 313th among UFC fighters and 34th in the featherweight division connecting on 48.4% of the shots he throws. He also has a total of 5 takedowns which ranks him 239th among UFC fighters and 28th in the featherweight division. Holloway completes 100.0% of his takedown attempts which ranks him 7th among UFC fighters and 2nd among fighters in the division. He sits at 1st among fighters in the division and 1st among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 1,552. Of those significant strikes, 1,130 of them were aimed at the head while 329 of them were directed at the midsection which ranks him 1st and 1st respectively among fighters in the division.
At UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega, he earned a victory via KO/TKO in the 4th round when he squared up with Brian Ortega. In the fight before that, Holloway earned a victory in the 3rd round when he squared up with Jose Aldo at UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 by KO/TKO.
Entering the cage for this matchup, Frankie "The Answer" Edgar has a total of 23 wins and 6 losses. The 37-year-old out of Toms River, NJ is 5'6" inches tall and weighs in at 145 lbs. The Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu fighter competes in the featherweight division and has a 68.0" reach. He has a total of 26 fights in the UFC. Frankie Edgar won by unanimous decision when he faced Cub Swanson in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee. When talking about strikes, Edgar is 2nd out of all fighters in the UFC and 1st in the division with 2,099.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is landing 48.2% of the strikes he attempts which ranks him 36th in the featherweight division and 317th in the UFC. In addition, Edgar ranks 1st in the featherweight division and 3rd in the UFC with a total of 67 takedowns. Sitting at 31st in the division and 286th in the UFC, Edgar finishes 33.8% of his takedown tries. With 1,463 significant strikes, he ranks 2nd in the UFC and 2nd in the division. Edgar ranks 2nd in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 274 and 2nd for significant strikes directed at the head with 967. At UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya, he lost via stoppage in the first round when he faced Brian Ortega. Before that, Edgar won in round 2 when he faced Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos by stoppage.
When dissecting the fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar, it's a good idea to know how these two fighters stack up to each other. Max Holloway is the more accurate striker of the two fighters, connecting on 48.4% of his strikes so Frankie Edgar will want to look out for big punches. In terms of how they stack up physically, the first fighter to take a look at is Max Holloway who is 5'11" while the fighter on the other side of the cage is 5'6". In terms of reach, Holloway measures 69.0" while Edgar has a reach of 68.0" meaning Holloway is going to want to prevent the closing of space so Frankie Edgar will have to fight out of his comfort zone. Holloway is the younger of the two fighters at 27 years old while Edgar is the older combatant in this fight at 37 years old. When talking about experience in the UFC, Holloway has 20 fights which means he is the less experienced fighter in this matchup while Edgar has a total of 26 fights in his UFC career. Concerning overall MMA experience, Holloway has 20 victories and 4 losses while Frankie Edgar is the owner of an overall MMA record that boasts 23 victories and 6 losses.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Max Holloway (-335)
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