Ramazan Emeev vs Anthony Rocco Martin Expert UFC Picks - 11/9/2019
Ramazan Emeev vs Anthony Rocco Martin
UFC Fight Night 163
CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Ramazan Emeev will enter the Octagon with Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC Fight Night 163 in CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The opening moneyline has Emeev priced at -155 while Martin is coming in at +125.
Ramazan "Gorets" Emeev walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 18-3-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures 5' 10". The southpaw fighter stretches 76". Anthony Rocco Martin measures 6' 0" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 16-5-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 73". When talking about significant strikes, Ramazan Emeev is connecting on 2.51 per minute and Anthony Rocco Martin lands 2.69 significant strikes per minute. Emeev connects on 47% of the significant strikes he attempts while Rocco Martin is connecting on 37%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Gorets" allows 1.40 significant strikes per minute and Rocco Martin allows 2.49. Emeev also stops 70% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Rocco Martin curbs 59% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Ramazan Emeev is the more capable grappler as he is averaging a takedown 2.00 times per 3 rounds. Emeev is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of his tries and defending 80% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Rocco Martin is finishing his takedown tries on 25% of his takedown tries and is defending 54% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding subbing opponents, Emeev is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes while Rocco Martin tries 1 sub per 15 min.
In his last bout, Ramazan Emeev faced Stefan Sekulic and got a win for the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Sekulic landed 31 of 68 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Emeev walked away from this fight having landed 47 of 96 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Sekulic landed 22 of 58, which gave him a rate of 37%. He ended up landing 6 of 34 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Emeev landed 42% of his significant strikes by landing 36 of 84. Of all the significant strikes, he was 22 of 64 aimed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes connected on by Sekulic and 47% of them landed by Emeev were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Anthony Rocco Martin, he faced off with Demian Maia and wound up losing the fight via majority decision in round 3. Maia landed 66% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Martin landed 72% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Martin ended up landing 23% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 22 of 95. He landed 13 of 81 significant strikes to the head. Maia landed 3 of 12 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 3 of 12 aimed at the head. Regarding the total strikes thrown in this fight, Maia ended up connecting on 74 of 86 and Martin ended up connecting on 36 of 109 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Grigorii Popov will enter the Octagon against Davey Grant. Popov walks into the Octagon with a record of 13-2-0. The 35-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 7". The switch fighter stretches 68". Grant comes in at 5' 8" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 10-4-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 69". In terms of takedowns, Grigorii Popov takes his opponents down 0 times per 3 rounds while Davey Grant takes his opponents to the mat 1.25 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Popov tags his opponents 5.62 strikes/minute and is connecting on 36% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Davey Grant, who connects on 53% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 3.60 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Dalcha Lungiambula is set to clash with Magomed Ankalaev. Ankalaev will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-1-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter stretches 75". Lungiambula stands in at 5' 8" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 10-1-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 76". When it comes to takedowns, Magomed Ankalaev deflects 83% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of the times he tries. Lungiambula is finishing his takedowns on 66% of his attempts and is able to defend against 0% of all takedown tries against him. Concerning striking, Ankalaev is absorbing 1.33 strikes/minute and he is dealing 3.05 strikes per minute. Lungiambula, moreover, is taking 1.22 strikes per min and is connecting on 2.99 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ramazan Emeev (-155)
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