Vinc Pichel vs Roosevelt Roberts UFC Picks - 6/29/2019
Vinc Pichel vs Roosevelt Roberts
UFC on ESPN 3
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Vinc "From Hell" Pichel (11-2-0) will battle Roosevelt "The Predator" Roberts (8-0-0) at UFC on ESPN 3 in Target Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The opening odds have Pichel priced at +172 while Roberts is at -208.
In this fight with Vinc Pichel and Roosevelt Roberts, it is good to know how the two fighters match up with one another. In the case of at how they stack up physically, let's start by first looking at Vinc Pichel who is 5'10" while the fighter on the other side of the cage is 6'2". In the case of reach, Pichel measures 72.0" while Roberts measures out at 73.0" meaning Pichel will want to make sure he cuts the distance so Roosevelt Roberts cannot take advantage of the reach. Pichel has been around longer at 36 years of age while Roberts is the younger combatant in this fight at 25 years old. When discussing Octagon experience, Pichel has 6 fights which means he has more Octagon experience while Roberts has a total of 1 fight in the UFC. Concerning his experience in MMA, Pichel has 11 wins and 2 defeats while Roosevelt Roberts has an overall MMA record of 8 wins and 0 defeats.
Vinc "From Hell" Pichel comes into this fight with 11 wins and 2 losses. The Simi Valley, CA standout is 36 years old, weighs in at 155 lbs and is 5'10" inches tall. He has a 72.0" reach and fights in the lightweight division. Pichel has a total of 6 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the lightweight division, he is 56th in strikes with 298 and is 244th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. When it comes to strike accuracy, Vinc Pichel ranks 242nd in the UFC and 43rd in the lightweight division connecting on 52.8% of the shots he throws. He also has a total of 17 takedowns which has him sitting at 89th in the UFC and 22nd in the lightweight division. Pichel finishes 63.0% of his takedown attempts which has him sitting at 57th in the UFC and 10th among fighters in his division. He ranks 60th among fighters in his division and 268th in the UFC for significant strikes with 187. Of those significant strikes, 85 of them were aimed at the head while 39 of them were directed at the body which has him sitting at 69th and 55th respectively among fighters in his division.
In his last fight, Pichel was defeated in the 2nd round against Gregor Gillespie by submission. At UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Brunson 2, he won via unanimous decision in the third round when he fought Joaquim Silva. Lastly, Pichel won in round 1 when he fought Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt by stoppage.
Putting it on the line for this fight, Roosevelt "The Predator" Roberts has a total of 8 wins and 0 losses in the division. The 25 year old out of San Bernardino, CA measures 6'2" inches tall and weighs 155 lbs. The Cortez Martial Arts fighter competes in the lightweight division and has a 73.0" reach. He has a total of 1 fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In regards to strikes, Roberts is 466th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 94th in the division with 23. In regards to strike accuracy, he is landing 54.8% of the shots he throws which ranks him 34th in the lightweight division and 198th among UFC fighters. With 16 significant strikes, he sits at 466th among UFC fighters and 95th in the division. Roberts sits at 92nd in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 4 and 93rd for significant strikes aimed at the head with 10.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Roberts won in round 3 against Thomas Gifford by unanimous decision. At UFC - TUF 28 Finale, he won via submission in round 1 when he faced Darrell Horcher. Lastly, Roberts won in round 1 when he faced Tommy Aaron at Bellator 192: Rampage vs. Sonnen by KO/TKO.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vinc Pichel (+172)
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