Corey Anderson vs Jan Blachowicz UFC Predictions & Tips - 2/15/2020
Corey Anderson vs Jan Blachowicz
UFC Fight Night 167
Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Corey Anderson will enter the Octagon with Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night 167 in Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The moneyline has Anderson coming in at -230 while Blachowicz is at +190.
Corey "Overtime" Anderson will be looking to add a victory to his record of 14-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Jan Blachowicz stands 6' 2" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 25-8-0. The 36-year-old has a wingspan of 78". In terms of significant strikes, Corey Anderson is connecting on 4.45 per min and Jan Blachowicz is connecting on 3.44 significant strikes per min. Anderson is landing 46% of the significant strikes he attempts and Blachowicz is landing 49%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Overtime" takes 2.18 significant strikes per minute and Blachowicz absorbs 2.76. Anderson also prevents 59% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Blachowicz curbs 53% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Regarding takedowns, Corey Anderson is the more apt wrestler as he gets a takedown 4.98 times per 3 rounds. Anderson is getting his opponent to the mat on 50% of his tries and is stuffing 83% of all takedown tries against him. Blachowicz is taking his opponents to the mat on 52% of his takedown attempts and defending 65% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submissions, Anderson is less likely to go for the finish by trying 0.1 finishes per 3 rounds while Blachowicz attempts 0.3 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Corey Anderson went up against Johnny Walker and took home the win by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Walker landed 1 of 3 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Anderson finished this fight landing 26 of 43 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Walker ended up landing 1 of 3, which means his percentage was 33%. He finished the fight landing 0 of 2 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Anderson landed 56% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 22 of 39. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 38 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Walker and 22% of them connected on by Anderson were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Jan Blachowicz, he fought Jacare Souza and ended up winning this fight by way of split decision in round 5. Souza ended up landing 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Blachowicz ended up landing 83% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Blachowicz ended up connecting on 41% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 71 of 170. He connected on 38 of 121 significant strikes to the head. Souza ended up connecting on 20 of 48 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 8 of 28 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that contest, Souza was 56 of 88 while Blachowicz was 105 of 205 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Diego Sanchez encounters Michel Pereira. Sanchez has a career record of 31-12-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 5' 10". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 72". Pereira stands 6' 1" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 23-10-0. The 26-year-old stretches 73". In terms of takedowns, Diego Sanchez is averaging a takedown 1.62 times per 15 min and Michel Pereira takes his opponents down 1.79 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Sanchez is landing 2.75 strikes per minute and lands 38% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Michel Pereira, who tags his opponent on 44% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 2.26 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Gadzhimurad Antigulov is set to battle Devin Clark. Clark will be looking to add a victory to his total of 10-4-0. The 29-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and measures 6' 0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Antigulov measures 5' 11" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 20-6-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In the category of takedowns, Devin Clark deflects 80% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedown tries on 39% of his attempts. Antigulov is taking his opponents down on 41% of his attempts and is able to defend against 10% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Clark is absorbing 2.82 strikes/minute and he connects on 3.21 strikes/minute. Antigulov, notwithstanding, is absorbing 5.92 strikes per min and is connecting on 2.32 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Corey Anderson (-230)
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