Michael Johnson vs Stevie Ray UFC Point Spread Picks - 10/26/2019
Michael Johnson vs Stevie Ray
UFC Fight Night 162
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Michael Johnson will enter the Octagon against Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The opener has Johnson coming in at -335 while Ray is priced at +275.
Michael "The Menace" Johnson comes into this bout holding a record of 20-14-0. The 33-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and stands 5' 10". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 73". Stevie "Braveheart" Ray comes in at 5' 10" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 22-9-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 70". With respect to significant strikes, Michael Johnson is connecting on 4.15 per min and Stevie Ray is connecting on 3.46 significant strikes per min. Johnson is connecting on 37% of the significant strikes he attempts while Ray is landing 44%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Menace" absorbs 3.82 significant strikes per minute while "Braveheart" absorbs 2.61. Johnson also curbs 58% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Ray is able to defend against 54% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of wrestling, Michael Johnson is the not as competent as a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.56 times per 15 min. Johnson is finishing his takedown attempts on 45% of his attempts and stuffing 78% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Ray is finishing his takedowns on 55% of the takedowns he tries and defending 55% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to subbing opponents, Johnson is not as skilled of a technician by trying 0.1 submissions per 3 rounds while Ray tries 0.7 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Michael Johnson faced Josh Emmett and walked away in defeat by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Emmett ended up landing 22 of 87 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Johnson walked away from this fight having landed 24 of 128 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Emmett ended up landing 22 of 87, which gave him a percentage of 25%. He landed 7 of 65 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Johnson ended up landing 18% of his significant strikes by sticking 24 of 128. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 13 of 110 aimed at the head. All of the significant strikes connected on by Emmett and by Johnson were done at a distance.
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In the last fight for Stevie Ray, he squared up with Leonardo Santos and walked away with a loss by a punch to the head in round 1. Santos connected on all of the significant strikes he took from distance and Ray ended up landing all of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Ray connected on 18% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 2 of 11. He connected on 0 of 8 significant strikes to the head. Santos landed 12 of 16 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 4 of 5 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that contest, Santos ended up connecting on 12 of 16 and Ray ended up landing 2 of 11 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Frank Camacho will clash with Beneil Dariush. Camacho will be looking to add a win to his record of 22-7-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Dariush measures in at 5' 10" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 16-4-1. The 30-year-old stretches 72". Regarding grappling, Frank Camacho scores a takedown 1.22 times per 3 rounds while Beneil Dariush scores a takedown 1.59 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Camacho tags his opponents 6.85 strikes per min and is landing 46% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Beneil Dariush, who is landing 48% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 3.91 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Laureano Staropoli is set to face off with Muslim Salikhov. Salikhov looks to add a win to his career record of 15-2-0. The 35-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and measures in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 70". Staropoli stands 6' 1" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 9-1-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 71". When it comes to takedowns, Muslim Salikhov is thwarting 62% of his opponents' takedown attempts. Staropoli is taking his opponents down on 100% of the attempts he tries and thwarts 66% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Salikhov is taking 1.41 strikes per minute while he connects on 2.05 per minute. Staropoli, in contrast, takes 4.23 strikes per minute and is dealing 5.03 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Stevie Ray (+275)
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