Stefan Struve vs Ben Rothwell UFC Point Spread Picks - 12/7/2019
Stefan Struve vs Ben Rothwell
UFC on ESPN 7
Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Stefan Struve will take on Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN 7 in Capital One Arena in Washington, DC on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The moneyline has Struve priced at +115 while Rothwell is at -145.
Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve steps into the cage holding a mark of 33-11-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 265 lbs and measures 6' 11". The orthodox fighter stretches 84". Ben Rothwell comes in at 6' 4" and is fighting at 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 36-12-0. The 38-year-old has a wingspan of 78". Concerning significant strikes, Stefan Struve lands 3.01 per minute while Ben Rothwell connects on 3.20 significant strikes per minute. Struve lands 45% of the significant strikes he throws while Rothwell connects on 41%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Skyscraper" allows 3.89 significant strikes per minute while Rothwell absorbs 4.53. Struve also stops 47% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Rothwell deflects 47% of them.
When it comes to takedowns, Stefan Struve is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.61 times per 15 min. Struve is finishing his takedown attempts on 53% of the times he tries and is defending 54% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Rothwell is scoring a takedown on 34% of his takedown tries and stuffing 69% of the tries against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Struve is the more apt fighter by attempting 1.8 subs per 15 minutes while Rothwell tries 0.3 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Stefan Struve fought Marcos Rogerio de Lima and wound up getting the victory by an arm triangle in round 2. Lima landed 68 of 79 total strikes attempted in that fight. Struve walked away from this fight having landed 2 of 7 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Lima ended up landing 25 of 32, which gave him a rate of 78%. He finished the fight landing 18 of 25 significant strikes aimed at the head. 4% of the significant strikes landed by Lima and 33% of them landed by Struve were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Ben Rothwell, he fought Andrei Arlovski and ended up losing the fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Arlovski ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Rothwell connected on 91% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Rothwell landed 39% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 70 of 177. He ended up landing 55 of 155 significant strikes to the head. Arlovski landed 152 of 263 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he landed 103 of 204 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Arlovski was 160 of 272 and Rothwell ended up landing 75 of 183 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Cody Stamann will go up against Song Yadong. Stamann walks into the cage holding a mark of 18-2-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 64". Yadong measures in at 5' 8" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 15-4-0. The 21-year-old reaches 67". When it comes to grappling, Cody Stamann is averaging a takedown 3.28 times per 3 rounds while Song Yadong takes his opponents down 1.44 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Stamann connects on 4.59 strikes per minute and connecting on 47% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Song Yadong, who tags his opponent on 41% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 4.28 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Ricky Simon is set to square up in the Octagon against Rob Font. 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". 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". In terms of wrestling, Rob Font is preventing 30% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of his tries. Simon is taking his opponents down on 52% of his attempts and stops 73% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Font absorbs 3.88 strikes/min while he is landing 4.94 strikes/min. Simon, on the contrary, absorbs 3.24 strikes/min and dishes out 2.72 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ben Rothwell (-145)
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