Raphael Pessoa vs Jeff Hughes Expert UFC Picks - 10/26/2019
Raphael Pessoa vs Jeff Hughes
UFC Fight Night 162
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Raphael Pessoa will face off against Jeff Hughes at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The opening moneyline has Pessoa at +175 while Hughes is at -210.
Raphael "Bebezao" Pessoa steps into the Octagon holding a record of 9-1-0. The 30-year-old weighs 262 lbs and measures 6' 3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 78". Jeff "Lights Out" Hughes stands 6' 2" and records a weight of 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 10-2-0. The 31-year-old extends his reach 77". Concerning significant strikes, Raphael Pessoa is landing 1.67 per minute while Jeff Hughes is landing 5.66 significant strikes per minute. Pessoa is connecting on 17% of the significant strikes he throws while Hughes is landing 53%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Bebezao" takes 3.57 significant strikes per min and "Lights Out" takes 4.51. Pessoa also defends against 31% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Hughes is able to prevent 56% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of takedowns, Raphael Pessoa is the not as competent as a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0 times per 15 min. Pessoa is thwarting 100% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Hughes is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of his takedown tries and is stopping 75% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Pessoa is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes while Hughes attempts 0 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his previous bout, Raphael Pessoa fought Ciryl Gane and was defeated by way of an arm triangle in round 1. Gane landed 20 of 28 total strikes attempted in that fight. Pessoa finished this fight landing 9 of 43 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Gane ended up landing 15 of 22, which means his percentage was 68%. He landed 7 of 13 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Pessoa ended up landing 17% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 7 of 41. Out of those significant strikes, he was 5 of 36 aimed at the head. 93% of the significant strikes landed by Gane and 85% of them connected on by Pessoa were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Jeff Hughes, he battled Todd Duffee and the fight ended in a no contest after Duffee complained about a poke to the eye in round 1. Duffee connected on 63% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Hughes ended up connecting on 87% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Hughes landed 55% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 16 of 29. He connected on 12 of 24 significant strikes to the head. Duffee ended up landing 30 of 66 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 25 of 60 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes attempted in that contest, Duffee ended up connecting on 38 of 74 and Hughes ended up landing 26 of 39 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Alex White will face off with Rafael Fiziev. White steps into the Octagon holding a record of 13-5-0. The 30-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and comes in at 6' 0". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 71". Fiziev comes in at 5' 8" and will fight at 155 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 6-1-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 71". In terms of takedowns, Alex White takes his opponents down 1.05 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, White is connecting on 3.77 strikes/minute and is landing 42% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Rafael Fiziev, who lands 100% of his attempted strikes and connects on 0.70 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Movsar Evloev is set to face off against Enrique Barzola. Barzola walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-4-1. The 30-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Evloev measures 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 11-0-0. The 25-year-old stretches 72". In the category of takedowns, Enrique Barzola is able to deflect 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 47% of his tries. Evloev is finishing his takedowns on 31% of the tries he takes and is able to stop 100% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Barzola is absorbing 2.93 strikes per minute while he connects on 3.77 strikes per minute. Evloev, on the other side, is taking 1.73 strikes/min and dishes out 3.33 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Raphael Pessoa (+175)
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