Miranda Granger vs Amanda Lemos UFC Point Spread Picks - 12/21/2019
Miranda Granger vs Amanda Lemos
UFC Fight Night 165
Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Miranda Granger will take on Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night 165 in Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The line has Granger coming in at -335 while Lemos is priced at +265.
Miranda "Danger" Granger looks to add a victory to her career total of 7-0-0. The 27-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Amanda "Amandinha" Lemos measures 5' 4" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 6-1-1. The 32-year-old stretches 65". With respect to significant strikes, Miranda Granger is connecting on 4.07 per minute while Amanda Lemos is connecting on 8.63 significant strikes per minute. Granger lands 42% of the significant strikes she attempts while Lemos lands 64%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Danger" absorbs 3.67 significant strikes per min and "Amandinha" takes 12.81. Granger also defends 66% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while Lemos is able to deflect 47% of the shots thrown.
When it comes to wrestling, Miranda Granger is not as effective of a grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.45 times per 15 minutes. Granger is getting her opponent to the mat on 20% of the times she tries and stopping 10% of the takedowns her opponents try. Lemos is getting her opponent to the mat on 95% of her takedown tries and is stopping 10% of the attempts against her. In terms of submission attempts, Granger is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.4 submissions per 3 rds while Lemos looks to get 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes.
In her previous bout, Miranda Granger faced Hannah Goldy and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Goldy landed 58 of 170 total strikes that she let go in that contest. Granger walked away from this fight having landed 77 of 162 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Goldy ended up landing 55 of 166, which gave her a rate of 33%. She finished the fight landing 20 of 102 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Granger landed 42% of her significant strikes by sticking 61 of 143. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she was 31 of 91 aimed at the head. 78% of the significant strikes landed by Goldy and 77% of them connected on by Granger were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Amanda Lemos, she faced off with Leslie Smith and was defeated by an elbow to the head in round 2. Smith connected on 45% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Lemos connected on 80% of her significant strikes at distance. Lemos connected on 64% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 68 of 106. She ended up connecting on 43 of 76 significant strikes to the head. Smith ended up landing 101 of 192 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she connected on 74 of 157 to the head. Regarding the total strikes thrown in this fight, Smith ended up landing 114 of 207 while Lemos connected on 70 of 108 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Frankie Edgar enters the Octagon with Chan Sung Jung. Edgar steps into the cage with a record of 22-7-1. The 38-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and comes in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Sung Jung measures in at 5' 7" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 15-5-0. The 32-year-old has a reach of 72". In the grappling category, Frankie Edgar takes his opponents to the canvas 2.36 times per 15 minutes while Chan Sung Jung gets a takedown 0.81 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Edgar lands 3.60 strikes/minute and is connecting on 39% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Chan Sung Jung, who lands 39% of his attempted strikes and lands 4.25 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Aleksandar Rakic is set to square up against Volkan Oezdemir. Oezdemir holds a career mark of 16-4-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 2". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Rakic measures in at 6' 4" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 12-1-0. The 27-year-old reaches 78". Concerning grappling, Volkan Oezdemir deflects 76% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is scoring a takedown on 22% of his attempts. Rakic is taking his opponents down on 60% of the tries he takes and curbs 88% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Oezdemir absorbs 3.93 strikes per minute while he is landing 5.04 per minute. Rakic, on the other side, takes 1.63 strikes per min and is connecting on 5.25 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miranda Granger (-335)
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