Darren Stewart vs Marvin Vettori UFC Picks & Predictions - 3/21/2020
Darren Stewart vs Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night 171
The O2 Arena in London, England
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Darren Stewart will enter the Octagon with Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night 171 in The O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The opening moneyline has Stewart at +145 while Vettori is priced at -165.
Darren "The Dentist" Stewart steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and measures 6' 0". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 74". Marvin "The Italian Dream" Vettori comes in at 6' 0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 14-4-1. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 74". Regarding significant strikes, Darren Stewart is landing 2.94 per min while Marvin Vettori connects on 4.05 significant strikes per min. Stewart connects on 44% of the significant strikes he attempts while Vettori is connecting on 41%. Regarding defending in the cage, "The Dentist" allows 2.44 significant strikes per min and "The Italian Dream" takes 2.85. Stewart also defends against 54% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Vettori is able to thwart 66% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Darren Stewart is the lesser skilled wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.38 times per 15 minutes. Stewart is getting his opponent to the mat on 44% of the times he tries and stuffing 65% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Vettori is finishing his takedown tries on 45% of his takedown attempts and is defending 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to subbing opponents, Stewart is not as skilled of a technician by trying 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Vettori attempts 0.6 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Darren Stewart fought Deron Winn and wound up taking home the win via split decision in round 3. Winn ended up landing 66 of 98 total strikes attempted in that fight. Stewart walked away from this fight having landed 77 of 140 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Winn landed 29 of 53, which means his percentage was 54%. He finished the fight landing 25 of 49 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Stewart ended up landing 47% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 57 of 119. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 54 of 115 to the head. 37% of the significant strikes connected on by Winn and 54% of them connected on by Stewart were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Marvin Vettori, he squared up with Andrew Sanchez and wound up getting the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Sanchez ended up landing 97% of his significant strikes at distance and Vettori connected on 87% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Vettori connected on 41% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 85 of 205. He ended up landing 72 of 187 significant strikes directed at the head. Sanchez ended up landing 39 of 185 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 146 to the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go in that contest, Sanchez was 39 of 185 while Vettori connected on 86 of 206 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jack Shore goes up against Geraldo de Freitas. Shore looks to add a win to his career record of 12-0-0. The 25-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". de Freitas stands in at 5' 7" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 12-5-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 72". When it comes to grappling, Jack Shore takes his opponents to the canvas 4.67 times per 3 rounds while Geraldo de Freitas is averaging a takedown 4.00 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Shore tags his opponents 3.58 strikes/minute and connecting on 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Geraldo de Freitas, who tags his opponent on 47% of the strikes he has attempted and lands 2.97 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Ryan Spann is set to fight Paul Craig. Craig holds a career record of 12-4-1. The 32-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Spann comes in at 6' 5" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 17-5-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 79". Concerning wrestling, Paul Craig is able to thwart 57% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedowns on 21% of the times he tries. Spann is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of the attempts he tries and deflects 60% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Craig absorbs 2.49 strikes per minute and he dishes out 2.33 per min. Spann, notwithstanding, takes 2.54 strikes/min and is connecting on 3.26 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Marvin Vettori (-165)
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