Anthony Pettis vs Diego Ferreira MMA Betting Tips - 1/18/2020
Anthony Pettis vs Diego Ferreira
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Anthony Pettis will take on Diego Ferreira at UFC 246 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The line has Pettis coming in at +210 while Ferreira is priced at -250.
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis walks into the cage with a mark of 22-9-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures 5' 10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Diego Ferreira measures in at 5' 9" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 16-2-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 74". Regarding significant strikes, Anthony Pettis lands 2.97 per minute while Diego Ferreira is landing 5.19 significant strikes per minute. Pettis connects on 46% of the significant strikes he tries while Ferreira is connecting on 36%. Regarding defending, "Showtime" takes 3.48 significant strikes per min while Ferreira takes 3.10. Pettis also prevents 53% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Ferreira is able to curb 61% of the shots thrown.
Concerning wrestling, Anthony Pettis is the more efficient grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.69 times per 3 rounds. Pettis is scoring a takedown on 54% of his attempts and thwarting 58% of all takedown attempts. Ferreira is finishing his takedown tries on 20% of his takedown tries and is defending 70% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of going for the sub, Pettis is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 1.2 finishes per 15 min while Ferreira tries 0.9 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he fought, Anthony Pettis went up against Nate Diaz and wound up taking the loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Diaz landed 205 of 306 total strikes attempted in that contest. Pettis ended the night having landed 86 of 153 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Diaz landed 114 of 201, which gave him a rate of 56%. He landed 94 of 172 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Pettis ended up landing 51% of his significant strikes by connecting on 69 of 133. Of those significant strikes, he landed 54 of 111 to the head. 44% of the significant strikes connected on by Diaz and 66% of them connected on by Pettis were thrown at a distance.
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In the last fight for Diego Ferreira, he battled Mairbek Taisumov and ended up getting the victory in the fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Taisumov ended up landing all of the significant strikes he took from distance while Ferreira landed 98% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Ferreira ended up landing 33% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 109 of 326. He connected on 77 of 271 significant strikes aimed at the head. Taisumov ended up connecting on 51 of 160 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 40 of 139 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Taisumov ended up connecting on 51 of 160 while Ferreira landed 112 of 329 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Andre Fili squares up with Sodiq Yusuff. Fili comes into this fight with a record of 20-6-0. The 29-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and measures 5' 11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Yusuff measures 5' 9" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 10-1-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 71". When it comes to grappling, Andre Fili gets his opposition to the mat 2.44 times per 15 minutes while Sodiq Yusuff gets a takedown 0.30 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Fili lands an average of 4.08 strikes per min and connects on 37% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Sodiq Yusuff, who is landing 49% of the strikes he has attempted and is landing 6.61 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Nasrat Haqparast is set to enter the Octagon against Drew Dober. Dober has a career mark of 21-9-0. The 31-year-old weighs 155 lbs and stands 5' 8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 70". Haqparast measures 5' 10" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a mark of 11-2-0. The 24-year-old stretches 72". Concerning wrestling, Drew Dober prevents 62% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 17% of the times he tries. Haqparast is finishing his takedowns on 25% of his tries and prevents 78% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Dober is taking 4.14 strikes/minute while he lands 4.44 strikes per min. Haqparast, at the same time, takes 3.20 strikes per minute and is dealing 5.24 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anthony Pettis (+210)
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