Andre Ewell vs Jonathan Martinez UFC Point Spread Picks - 2/8/2020
Andre Ewell vs Jonathan Martinez
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Andre Ewell will face off against Jonathan Martinez at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening odds have Ewell at -135 while Martinez is coming in at +105.
Andre "Mr. Highlight" Ewell will be looking to add a win to his total of 15-6-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Jonathan "Dragon" Martinez measures 5' 8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a record of 11-2-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 70". Concerning significant strikes, Andre Ewell is landing 3.32 per minute and Jonathan Martinez is connecting on 3.42 significant strikes per minute. Ewell is connecting on 39% of the significant strikes he throws while Martinez is connecting on 48%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Mr. Highlight" takes 3.83 significant strikes per min while "Dragon" allows 2.80. Ewell also stops 54% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Martinez is able to prevent 61% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of grappling, Andre Ewell is not as efficient of a grappler as he gets a takedown 0.26 times per 3 rounds. Ewell is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of his tries and stuffing 61% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Martinez is scoring a takedown on 50% of the takedowns he attempts and stopping 33% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to going for the sub, Ewell is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes while Martinez attempts 0.4 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Andre Ewell fought Marlon Vera and wound up losing the fight via an elbow to the head in round 3. Vera ended up landing 87 of 140 total strikes that he let go. Ewell walked away from this fight having landed 67 of 148 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Vera ended up landing 80 of 133, which gave him a percentage of 60%. He finished the fight landing 41 of 83 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Ewell landed 38% of his significant strikes by connecting on 50 of 131. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 38 of 112 pointed at the head. 63% of the significant strikes connected on by Vera and 98% of them connected on by Ewell were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Jonathan Martinez, he battled Liu Pingyuan and took home the win by way of a knee to the head in round 3. Pingyuan ended up landing 88% of his significant strikes at distance while Martinez ended up landing 96% of his significant strikes at distance. Martinez landed 28% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 32 of 113. He connected on 22 of 97 significant strikes directed at the head. Pingyuan connected on 27 of 150 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 12 of 126 directed at the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Pingyuan landed 27 of 150 and Martinez was 32 of 113 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Valentina Shevchenko clashes with Katlyn Chookagian. Shevchenko comes into this fight holding a mark of 18-3-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures 5' 5". The southpaw fighter reaches 66". Chookagian stands 5' 9" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". In terms of takedowns, Valentina Shevchenko is able to score a takedown 1.94 times per 3 rounds while Katlyn Chookagian takes her opponents to the mat 0.4 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Shevchenko lands an average of 3.02 strikes/min and landing 49% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Katlyn Chookagian, who is landing 32% of the strikes she attempts and lands 4.35 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Andrea Lee is set to take on Lauren Murphy. Murphy comes into this bout with a record of 11-4-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Lee stands 5' 6" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 11-3-0. The 30-year-old reaches 69". Concerning wrestling, Lauren Murphy defends against 62% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 28% of her tries. Lee is finishing her takedown tries on 46% of her tries and curbs 62% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Murphy absorbs 3.59 strikes/minute while she is dealing 3.53 strikes/min. Lee, notwithstanding, is taking 3.42 strikes per minute and dishes out 5.02 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Jonathan Martinez (+105)
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