Ramazan Emeev vs Claudio Silva Expert UFC Picks - 8/3/2019
Ramazan Emeev vs Claudio Silva
UFC on ESPN 5
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Ramazan "Gorets" Emeev (18-3-0) will face off in the Octagon against Claudio "Hannibal" Silva (13-1-0) at UFC on ESPN 5 in Prudential Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The opening line has Emeev coming in at -300 while Silva is priced at +230.
Ramazan "Gorets" Emeev comes into the Octagon with 18 wins and 3 losses. The Makhachkala, Russia fighter is 32 years old, weighs in at 170 lbs and is 5'10" inches tall. He has a 76.0" reach and fights in the welterweight division. Emeev has a total of 3 fights in the UFC. Most recently, Emeev won in the third round against Stefan Sekulic by unanimous decision. In the welterweight division, he is 72nd in strikes with 152 and is 359th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Ramazan Emeev is ranked 209th among UFC fighters and 40th in the welterweight division while connecting on 54.3% of the strikes he has attempted. He also has a total of 6 takedowns which puts him at 231st among UFC fighters and 50th in the welterweight division. Emeev finishes 33.3% of his takedown attempts which puts him at 317th among UFC fighters and 62nd of all fighters in his division. He is ranked 68th of all fighters in his division and 342nd among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 113. Of those significant strikes, 78 of them were aimed at the head while 25 of them were aimed at the body which puts him at 68th and 67th respectively of all fighters in his division.
At UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington, he won via unanimous decision in the third round when he faced Alberto Mina. Before that, Emeev won in the third round when he faced Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till by unanimous decision.
Stepping into the Octagon for this matchup, Claudio "Hannibal" Silva has a total of 13 wins and 1 loss. The 36-year-old out of Rondonopolis, Brazil measures 5'11" inches tall and weighs in at 170 lbs. The Nova Uniao fighter competes in the welterweight division and has a 71.0" reach. He has obtained a total of 6 fights in the UFC. Claudio Silva came away with the win by unanimous decision when he faced Danny Roberts in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: London. When talking about strikes, Silva is 292nd out of all fighters in the UFC and 63rd among athletes in the division with 237.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is landing 63.9% of the strikes he has thrown which puts him at 12th in the welterweight division and 65th among fighters in the UFC. In addition, Silva is sitting at 46th in the welterweight division and 209th among fighters in the UFC with a total of 7 takedowns. Ranking 68th among athletes in the division and 358th among fighters in the UFC, Silva finishes 25.9% of his takedown tries. With 88 significant strikes, he is sitting at 375th among fighters in the UFC and 75th among athletes in the division. Silva is sitting at 71st among athletes in the division for significant strikes aimed at the body with 19 and 77th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 52. At UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till, he came away with the win via submission in the 1st round when he faced Nordine Taleb. In the fight before that, Silva came away with the win in the 3rd round when he faced Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs Saint Preux by split decision.
When looking at this fight with Ramazan Emeev and Claudio Silva, it's important to know how the two fighters match up. Claudio Silva has the better eye for striking, landing 63.9% of his punches telling us Ramazan Emeev is going to want to look to look out for big punches. When speaking about physical measurements, we should start by looking at Ramazan Emeev who is 5'10" while the opponent on the other side of the cage is 5'11". When speaking about reach, Emeev stretches 76.0" while Silva has a reach of 71.0" meaning Emeev is going to want to create space so Claudio Silva won't be able to use the reach to his advantage. Emeev is the younger of the two fighters at 32 years of age while Silva is the older of the two fighters at 36 years of age. When talking about experience in the UFC, Emeev has 3 fights which makes him the less experienced fighter relating to this fight while Silva has racked up 6 fights in the UFC. Concerning overall experience in MMA, Emeev has 18 wins and 3 defeats while Claudio Silva is the owner of an overall fight record of 13 wins and 1 defeat.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Claudio Silva (+230)
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