Mike Rodriguez vs Gian Villante UFC Point Spread Picks - 7/13/2019
Mike Rodriguez vs Gian Villante
UFC Fight Night 155
Golden 1 Center
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Mike "Slow" Rodriguez (10-3-0) will face off in the Octagon against Gian Villante (17-11-0) at UFC Fight Night 155 in Golden 1 Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The opening line has Rodriguez coming in at -203 while Villante is priced at +167.
Mike "Slow" Rodriguez comes into this fight with 10 wins and 3 losses. The South Easton, MA native is 30 years old, weighs in at 205 lbs and stands 6'4" inches tall. He has a 82.5" reach and fights in the light heavyweight division. Rodriguez has a total of 3 fights in the UFC. In his last fight, Rodriguez won in the first round against Adam Milstead by stoppage. In the light heavyweight division, he is 34th in strikes with 117 and is 379th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Mike Rodriguez ranks 21st in the UFC and 3rd in the light heavyweight division landing 69.6% of the shots he throws. He ranks 35th among fighters in the division and 379th in the UFC for significant strikes with 82. Of those significant strikes, 45 of them were directed at the head while 29 of them were directed at the body which has him sitting at 33rd and 25th respectively among fighters in the division. At UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta, he lost via unanimous decision in round 3 when he fought Devin Clark. In the fight before that, Rodriguez won in the first round when he fought Jamelle Jones at DWTNCS 5 by stoppage.
Stepping into the Octagon for this fight, Gian Villante has a total of 17 wins and 11 losses. The 33-year-old out of Bellmore, NY is 6'3" inches tall and weighs 205 lbs. The Bellmore Kickboxing Academy fighter competes in the light heavyweight division and has a 76.0" reach. He has a total of 14 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Gian Villante was defeated by unanimous decision when he squared up with Michal Oleksiejczuk in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos. When talking about strikes, Villante is 72nd out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 6th in the division with 828.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is connecting on 45.0% of the strikes he attempts which has him sitting at 43rd in the light heavyweight division and 373rd among UFC fighters. In addition, Villante sits at 21st in the light heavyweight division and 243rd among UFC fighters with a total of 5 takedowns. Ranking 37th in the division and 379th among UFC fighters, Villante finishes 22.7% of his takedown attempts. With 732 significant strikes, he sits at 39th among UFC fighters and 2nd in the division. Villante sits at 7th in the division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 88 and 3rd for significant strikes directed at the head with 496. At UFC Fight Night: Oezdemir vs. Smith, he won via split decision in round 3 when he squared up with Ed Herman. 2 fights ago, Villante was defeated in round 3 when he squared up with Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes by split decision.
In this fight with Mike Rodriguez and Gian Villante, it's a good idea to understand how these two fighters measure up to each other. Mike Rodriguez lands punches more accurately, connecting on 69.6% of his strikes which means Gian Villante will want to stay defensive. When looking at physical attributes, let's start by taking a look at Mike Rodriguez who is 6'4" and the opponent standing opposite the Octagon stands 6'3". When looking at reach, Rodriguez measures 82.5" while Villante has a reach of 76.0" meaning Rodriguez will want to create space so Gian Villante will have to fight out of his comfort zone. Rodriguez is the younger fighter in this matchup at 30 years old while Villante is the older fighter checking in at 33 years old. Concerning experience in the UFC, Rodriguez has 3 fights which means he has less Octagon experience while Villante has fought 14 fights in the UFC. Concerning overall mixed martial arts experience, Rodriguez has 10 victories and 3 losses while Gian Villante holds an overall professional fight record of 17 victories and 11 losses.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it in it all in this video
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mike Rodriguez (-203)
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