Bevon Lewis vs Dequan Townsend Expert UFC Picks - 1/25/2020
Bevon Lewis vs Dequan Townsend
UFC Fight Night 166
PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Bevon Lewis will enter the Octagon against Dequan Townsend at UFC Fight Night 166 in PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening moneyline has Lewis priced at -310 while Townsend is coming in at +255.
Bevon Lewis will be looking to add a win to his record of 6-2-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Dequan "The Tarantula" Townsend stands in at 6' 3" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 21-9-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 79". Concerning significant strikes, Bevon Lewis lands 4.71 per minute while Dequan Townsend is landing 1.22 significant strikes per minute. Lewis lands 45% of the significant strikes he attempts and Townsend connects on 43%. Concerning the fighter's defense, Lewis allows 2.79 significant strikes per min while "The Tarantula" absorbs 2.99. Lewis also thwarts 58% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Townsend defends against 25% of the shots thrown his way.
Lewis is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of the times he tries and thwarting 80% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Townsend is taking his opponents down on 5% of his takedown tries and thwarting 33% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to sub attempts, Lewis is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.3 submissions per 15 minutes while Townsend looks to get 0.6 submissions per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Bevon Lewis squared up with Darren Stewart and ended up walking away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 3. Stewart ended up landing 40 of 84 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Lewis finished this fight landing 45 of 98 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Stewart ended up landing 30 of 73, giving him a percentage of 41%. He ended up landing 11 of 52 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Lewis ended up landing 36% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 31 of 84. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 13 of 49 pointed at the head. 60% of the significant strikes connected on by Stewart and 48% of them landed by Lewis were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Dequan Townsend, he faced off with Dalcha Lungiambula and wound up walking away in defeat by way of a punch to the head in round 3. Lungiambula ended up landing 21% of his significant strikes at distance while Townsend connected on 61% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Townsend landed 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 13 of 30. He landed 8 of 23 significant strikes to the head. Lungiambula landed 32 of 43 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, he landed 22 of 30 to the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Lungiambula landed 64 of 80 while Townsend landed 32 of 50 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Montel Jackson faces off with Felipe Colares. Jackson will be looking to add a win to his career total of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures 5' 10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 75". Colares measures in at 5' 8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 9-1-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 69". In terms of takedowns, Montel Jackson gets his opposition to the mat 2.73 times per 3 rounds while Felipe Colares gets a takedown 2.50 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Jackson tags his opponents 3.87 strikes/minute and is connecting on 49% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Felipe Colares, who lands 47% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 1.47 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Angela Hill is set to battle Hannah Cifers. Cifers comes into this fight holding a mark of 10-3-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 115 lbs and measures in at 5' 1". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 62". Hill measures in at 5' 3" and steps on the scale at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her total of 10-7-0. The 35-year-old reaches 64". Regarding wrestling, Hannah Cifers is able to defend against 69% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 90% of her tries. Hill is taking her opponents down on 36% of the attempts she tries and curbs 73% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Cifers is taking 5.08 strikes per minute and she is dealing 4.81 per min. Hill, notwithstanding, is absorbing 5.30 strikes/min and connects on 5.88 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Bevon Lewis (-310)
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