Callan Potter vs Song Kenan UFC Point Spread Picks - 2/22/2020
Callan Potter vs Song Kenan
UFC Fight Night 168
Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Callan Potter will take on Song Kenan at UFC Fight Night 168 in Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The odds have Potter coming in at +145 while Kenan is priced at -165.
Callan "The Rockstar" Potter steps into the cage with a record of 18-8-0. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 6' 0". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Song "The Assassin" Kenan stands in at 6' 0" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 15-5-0. The 29-year-old has a wingspan of 71". In terms of significant strikes, Callan Potter is connecting on 3.21 per min and Song Kenan lands 4.13 significant strikes per minute. Potter lands 51% of the significant strikes he throws and Kenan connects on 45%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Rockstar" takes 4.34 significant strikes per min and "The Assassin" takes 4.28. Potter also stops 59% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Kenan is able to thwart 56% of the strikes thrown his way.
Concerning takedowns, Callan Potter is the better wrestler as he gets a takedown 2.83 times per 3 rds. Potter is finishing his takedown attempts on 60% of his tries and is stopping 90% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Kenan is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 50% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Potter is less apt at going for the finish by going for 0.4 subs per 15 min while Kenan tries 0.6 subs per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Callan Potter went up against Maki Pitolo and wound up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Pitolo landed 103 of 198 total strikes attempted in that fight. Potter finished this fight landing 127 of 198 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Pitolo landed 60 of 155, which gave him a rate of 38%. He finished the fight landing 49 of 142 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Potter ended up landing 50% of his significant strikes by connecting on 48 of 96. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 44 of 91 aimed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Pitolo and 85% of them landed by Potter were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Song Kenan, he battled Derrick Krantz and wound up taking home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Krantz ended up landing 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Kenan landed 93% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Kenan connected on 45% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 58 of 128. He ended up connecting on 44 of 98 significant strikes directed at the head. Krantz ended up connecting on 33 of 85 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 23 of 74 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Krantz was 52 of 105 while Kenan was 61 of 131 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Kai Kara-France clashes with Tyson Nam. Kara-France walks into the Octagon with a mark of 20-8-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and comes in at 5' 4". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Nam comes in at 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 18-10-1. The 36-year-old has a reach of 68". In the grappling category, Kai Kara-France takes his opponents down 0.75 times per 15 minutes and Tyson Nam scores a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Kara-France is landing 5.28 strikes per minute and connecting on 41% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Tyson Nam, who is landing 23% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 2.67 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Yan Xiaonan is set to enter the Octagon with Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Kowalkiewicz walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-5-0. The 34-year-old is weighing in at 115 lbs and comes in at 5' 3". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 64". Xiaonan measures in at 5' 5" and steps on the scale at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 11-1-0. The 30-year-old extends her reach 63". In the category of takedowns, Karolina Kowalkiewicz is able to prevent 83% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 14% of her tries. Xiaonan is taking her opponents to the mat on 50% of the attempts she tries and is able to curb 66% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Kowalkiewicz absorbs 5.58 strikes per minute while she is dealing 5.57 strikes/minute. Xiaonan, on the contrary, absorbs 4.22 strikes per min and dishes out 6.85 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Song Kenan (-165)
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