Rob Font vs Ricky Simon UFC Picks & Predictions - 12/7/2019
Rob Font vs Ricky Simon
UFC on ESPN 7
Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Rob Font will enter the Octagon with Ricky Simon at UFC on ESPN 7 in Capital One Arena in Washington, DC on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opener has Font at -160 while Simon is priced at +130.
Rob Font comes into this bout with a record of 16-4-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures 5' 8". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Ricky Simon measures in at 5' 6" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 15-2-0. The 27-year-old has a reach of 69". Regarding significant strikes, Rob Font is connecting on 4.94 per min while Ricky Simon lands 2.72 significant strikes per min. Font is landing 40% of the significant strikes he tries and Simon is connecting on 41%. Regarding defense, Font absorbs 3.88 significant strikes per min and Simon allows 3.24. Font also defends against 63% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Simon deflects 68% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
Regarding wrestling, Rob Font is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.29 times per 15 minutes. Font is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of his tries and thwarting 30% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Simon is finishing his takedown tries on 52% of his takedown attempts and is stuffing 73% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submission attempts, Font is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.9 submissions per 3 rds while Simon attempts 0.2 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Rob Font squared up with Sergio Pettis and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Pettis ended up landing 88 of 206 total strikes attempted in that fight. Font walked away from this fight having landed 118 of 255 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Pettis landed 71 of 185, which means his percentage was 38%. He landed 53 of 165 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Font landed 44% of his significant strikes by connecting on 111 of 247. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 79 of 212 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Pettis and 91% of them landed by Font were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Ricky Simon, he faced off with Urijah Faber and took a loss on the night by a punch to the head in round 1. Faber ended up landing 27% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Simon connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Simon connected on 50% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 4 of 8. He landed 2 of 5 significant strikes aimed at the head. Faber ended up connecting on 11 of 15 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 9 of 13 aimed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, Faber connected on 11 of 15 and Simon ended up landing 4 of 8 total strikes.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Thiago Alves will fight Tim Means. Alves holds a career mark of 28-14-0. The 36-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 5' 9". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Means stands 6' 2" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 28-11-1. The 35-year-old has a reach of 75". In the grappling category, Thiago Alves takes his opponents down 0.71 times per 15 minutes and Tim Means scores a takedown 0.88 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Alves connects on 3.72 strikes per min and is connecting on 41% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Tim Means, who lands 45% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 4.82 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Matt Sayles is set to face off against Bryce Mitchell. Mitchell will be looking to add a win to his record of 11-1-0. The 25-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 5' 10". The southpaw fighter reaches 69". Sayles stands 5' 7" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 8-2-0. The 25-year-old has a wingspan of 68". In terms of grappling, Bryce Mitchell is able to deflect 33% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown attempts on 23% of the times he tries. Sayles is finishing his takedowns on 0% of the tries he takes and is able to defend against 86% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Mitchell takes 2.00 strikes per min and he is dealing 1.83 strikes per min. Sayles, moreover, is taking 3.38 strikes per min and deals 6.16 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ricky Simon (+130)
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