Nasrat Haqparast vs Joaquim Silva Expert UFC Picks - 8/3/2019
Nasrat Haqparast vs Joaquim Silva
UFC on ESPN 5
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Nasrat Haqparast (10-2-0) will battle Joaquim "Netto BJJ" Silva (11-1-0) at UFC on ESPN 5 in Prudential Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The opening odds have Haqparast priced at -205 while Silva is at +165.
Nasrat Haqparast comes into this fight with 10 wins and 2 losses. The Hamburg, Denmark standout is 23 years old, steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10" inches tall. He has a 72.0" reach and fights in the lightweight division. Haqparast has a total of 3 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Haqparast won in round 3 against Thibault Gouti by unanimous decision. In the lightweight division, he is 58th in strikes with 293 and is 251st out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Nasrat Haqparast ranks 290th among UFC fighters and 52nd in the lightweight division connecting on 50.2% of the strikes he's attempted. He also has a total of 1 takedown which is good for 402nd among UFC fighters and 80th in the lightweight division. Haqparast finishes 25.0% of his takedown tries which is good for 368th among UFC fighters and 78th out of all the fighters in the division. He ranks 52nd out of all the fighters in the division and 221st among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 244. Of those significant strikes, 195 of them were aimed at the head while 32 of them were directed at the midsection which is good for 44th and 62nd respectively out of all the fighters in the division.
At UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith, he won via unanimous decision in round 3 when he fought Marc Diakiese. Before that, Haqparast lost in round 3 when he fought Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till by unanimous decision.
Entering the Octagon for this fight, Joaquim "Netto BJJ" Silva has a total of 11 wins and 1 loss. The 30-year-old out of Curitiba, Brazil measures 5'8" inches tall and weighs 155 lbs. The Evolucao Thai fighter competes in the lightweight division and has a 69.0" reach. He has racked up a total of 7 fights in the UFC. Joaquim Silva won by unanimous decision when he squared up with Jared Gordon in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Iaquinta. In discussing strikes, Silva is 247th out of all fighters in the UFC and 56th of all fighters in the division with 299.
In discussing strike accuracy, he is while landing 43.8% of the shots he throws which has him at 82nd in the lightweight division and 395th among fighters in the UFC. In addition, Silva sits at 82nd in the lightweight division and 404th among fighters in the UFC with a total of 1 takedown. Sitting at 17th of all fighters in the division and 135th among fighters in the UFC, Silva completes 50.0% of his takedown attempts. With 235 significant strikes, he sits at 229th among fighters in the UFC and 56th of all fighters in the division. Silva sits at 40th of all fighters in the division for significant strikes aimed at the midsection with 63 and 52nd for significant strikes pointed at the head with 155. At UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Brunson 2, he took a loss via unanimous decision in round 3 when he squared up with Vinc Pichel. Before that, Silva won in round 3 when he squared up with Reza Madadi at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira by split decision.
When looking at this fight between Nasrat Haqparast and Joaquim Silva, it is important to understand how these two fighters match up. Nasrat Haqparast lands punches more accurately, connecting on 50.2% of his strikes telling us Joaquim Silva will want to be careful going toe-to-toe. Relating to measurements, let's start by looking at Nasrat Haqparast who is 5'10" while the fighter on the other side of the cage is 5'8". Relating to reach, Haqparast stretches 72.0" while Silva measures out at 69.0" meaning Haqparast will want to create space so Joaquim Silva won't be able to use it to his advantage. Haqparast is the more youthful fighter by checking in at 23 years old while Silva is the older combatant in this fight at 30 years old. In regard to experience in the Octagon, Haqparast has 3 fights which makes him the less experienced fighter concerning this fight while Silva has battled 7 fights in his UFC career. Concerning overall experience in mixed martial arts, Haqparast has 10 wins and 2 losses while Joaquim Silva is the owner of an overall MMA record that boasts 11 wins and 1 losses.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Joaquim Silva (+165)
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