Tecia Torres vs Marina Rodriguez Expert UFC Picks - 8/10/2019
Tecia Torres vs Marina Rodriguez
UFC Fight Night 156
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Tecia "The Tiny Tornado" Torres (10-4-0) is slated to take on Marina Rodriguez (11-0-1) at UFC Fight Night 156 in Antel Arena on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The opening line has Torres priced at -149 while Rodriguez comes in at +121.
Tecia "The Tiny Tornado" Torres steps into the cage with 10 wins and 4 losses. The Colorado Springs, CO product is 29 years old, weighs 115 lbs and is 5'1" tall. She has a 60.5" reach and fights in the women's strawweight division. Torres has a total of 10 fights in the UFC. The last time she walked into the cage, Torres was defeated in the third round against Zhang Weili, Weili Zhang by unanimous decision. In the women's strawweight division, she is 2nd in strikes with 837 and 3rd out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Tecia Torres currently sits at 24th among UFC fighters and 6th in the women's strawweight division connecting on 57.1% of the strikes she attempts. She also has a total of 7 takedowns which is 17th among UFC fighters and 9th in the women's strawweight division. Torres completes 17.1% of her takedown attempts which is 57th among UFC fighters and 22nd of all fighters in his division. She currently sits at 4th among athletes in her division and 5th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 559. Of those significant strikes, 345 of them were directed at the head while 106 of them were aimed at the midsection which is 5th and 4th respectively among athletes in her division.
At UFC Fight Night: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2, she was defeated via unanimous decision in the third round when she fought Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Prior to that, Torres was defeated in the third round when she fought Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Stephens by unanimous decision.
Walking into the Octagon for this fight, Marina Rodriguez has a total of 11 wins and no losses. The 32-year-old fighting out of Florianópolis, SC is 5'6" tall and weighs 115 lbs. The Thai Brasil Floripa fighter competes in the women's strawweight division and has a 65.0" reach. She has earned 2 fights in the UFC. Marina Rodriguez won by unanimous decision when she faced Jessica Aguilar in her most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - Philadelphia 2019. Concerning strikes, Rodriguez is 66th out of all fighters in the UFC and 25th out of all the athletes in the division with 71.
Concerning strike accuracy, she is connecting on 46.4% of the strikes she has taken which is good for 17th in the women's strawweight division and 51st among UFC fighters. With 60 significant strikes, she is sitting at 61st among UFC fighters and 24th among fighters in her division. Rodriguez is sitting at 25th out of all the athletes in the division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 13 and 25th for significant strikes directed at the head with 26. At UFC Fight Night: Marreta vs. Anders, she had a majority decision draw when she faced Randa Markos. Before that, Rodriguez won in the first round when she faced Maria de Oliveira Neta at Dana White's Contender Series: Brazil 2 by stoppage.
When looking at this fight with Tecia Torres and Marina Rodriguez, it's a good idea to know how these two fighters measure up to each other. Tecia Torres lands punches on a more consistent basis, having landed 57.1% of her punches telling us Marina Rodriguez is going to want to want to be careful going toe-to-toe. When speaking about how they stack up physically, let us start by taking a look at Tecia Torres who is 5'1" while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 5'6". When speaking about reach, Torres extends 60.5" while Rodriguez has a reach of 65.0" meaning Torres will want to close the space so Marina Rodriguez cannot dirty fight. Torres is the younger combatant in this fight at 29 years of age while Rodriguez is the older fighter in this matchup at 32 years of age. In regard to UFC experience, Torres has 10 fights making her the veteran in this matchup while Rodriguez has been involved in 2 fights in the Octagon. Concerning overall mixed martial arts experience, Torres has 10 wins and 4 defeats while Marina Rodriguez is the owner of an overall mixed martial arts record of 11 wins and no defeats.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marina Rodriguez (+121)
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