Randy Costa vs Boston Salmon Expert UFC Picks - 10/18/2019
Randy Costa vs Boston Salmon
UFC on ESPN 6
Friday, October 18, 2019
Randy Costa will take on Boston Salmon at UFC on ESPN 6 in TD Garden on Friday, October 18, 2019. The odds have Costa at +125 while Salmon is at -165.
Randy "The Zohan" Costa will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 4-1-0. The 25-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 9". The switch fighter extends his reach 73". Boston "Boom Boom" Salmon measures 5' 9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 6-2-0. The 28-year-old has an arm span of 69". Regarding significant strikes, Randy Costa is landing 7.42 per min and Boston Salmon connects on 3.96 significant strikes per min. Costa is landing 45% of the significant strikes he attempts and Salmon connects on 35%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Zohan" takes 5.65 significant strikes per min while "Boom Boom" allows 7.46. Costa also curbs 60% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Salmon is able to stop 61% of the shots thrown.
Regarding submissions, Costa is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by trying 0 submissions per 3 rds while Salmon attempts 0.2 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his previous fight, Randy Costa squared up with Brandon Davis and wound up losing the fight via rear naked choke in round 2. Davis ended up landing 40 of 93 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Costa walked away from this fight having landed 49 of 104 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Davis ended up landing 35 of 88, which gave him a rate of 39%. He ended up landing 20 of 67 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Costa ended up landing 45% of his significant strikes by landing 46 of 101. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 37 of 89 to the head. 85% of the significant strikes connected on by Davis and 95% of them connected on by Costa were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Boston Salmon, he went up against Khalid Taha and took a loss on the night by a punch to the head in round 1. Taha ended up connecting on 40% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Salmon ended up landing 33% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Taha landed 5 of 5 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he landed all of them aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Taha ended up connecting on 5 of 5 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Maycee Barber will face off against Gillian Robertson. Barber steps into the Octagon with a mark of 7-0-0. The 21-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and stands 5' 5". The switch fighter reaches 65". Robertson measures 5' 5" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 7-3-0. The 24-year-old stretches 63". When it comes to grappling, Maycee Barber is able to score a takedown 1.54 times per 3 rds while Gillian Robertson takes her opponents to the canvas 3.77 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Barber is landing 8.03 strikes/min and lands 63% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Gillian Robertson, who lands 51% of the strikes she has thrown and connects for an average of 2.01 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Chris Weidman is set to go up against Dominick Reyes. Reyes looks to add a win to his record of 11-0-0. The 29-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and comes in at 6' 4". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 77". Weidman stands in at 6' 2" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 14-4-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 78". In the category of takedowns, Dominick Reyes is able to defend against 85% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 16% of his tries. Weidman is taking his opponents to the mat on 52% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 73% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Reyes is taking 2.27 strikes/minute and he dishes out 5.05 strikes per minute. Weidman, in contrast, is absorbing 3.23 strikes per min and lands 3.15 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Randy Costa (+125)
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