Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira UFC Point Spread Picks - 2/15/2020
Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira
UFC Fight Night 167
Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Diego Sanchez will battle Michel Pereira at UFC Fight Night 167 in Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The moneyline has Sanchez coming in at +135 while Pereira is at -155.
Diego "Nightmare" 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". Michel "Demolidor" 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". With respect to significant strikes, Diego Sanchez is connecting on 2.75 per min and Michel Pereira connects on 2.26 significant strikes per minute. Sanchez lands 38% of the significant strikes he tries while Pereira is landing 44%. Regarding defending, "Nightmare" takes 2.91 significant strikes per minute while "Demolidor" takes 3.93. Sanchez also stops 57% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Pereira is able to defend against 48% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning wrestling, Diego Sanchez is not as efficient of a wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.62 times per 3 rounds. Sanchez is scoring a takedown on 25% of his tries and defending 47% of all takedown tries against him. Pereira is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 100% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Sanchez is the more apt fighter by trying 0.9 submissions per 15 minutes while Pereira goes for 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Diego Sanchez squared up with Michael Chiesa and wound up walking away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Chiesa landed 98 of 132 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Sanchez ended the night having landed 23 of 31 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Chiesa landed 47 of 67, which gave him a rate of 70%. He landed 46 of 66 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Sanchez landed 63% of his significant strikes by landing 7 of 11. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 1 of 4 pointed at the head. 8% of the significant strikes connected on by Chiesa and 14% of them landed by Sanchez were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Michel Pereira, he squared up with Tristan Connelly and walked away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Connelly ended up landing 35% of his significant strikes at distance while Pereira ended up connecting on 71% of his significant strikes at distance. Pereira ended up connecting on 42% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 32 of 75. He ended up landing 13 of 44 significant strikes to the head. Connelly ended up landing 64 of 125 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 51 of 106 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Connelly connected on 151 of 222 and Pereira connected on 56 of 107 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Devin Clark squares up with Gadzhimurad Antigulov. 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 grappling category, Devin Clark is averaging a takedown 3.03 times per 15 minutes and Gadzhimurad Antigulov is averaging a takedown 8.70 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Clark is connecting on 3.21 strikes/min and lands 54% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Gadzhimurad Antigulov, who connects on 51% of the strikes he attempts and is connecting on 2.32 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Yancy Medeiros is set to face off against Lando Vannata. Vannata looks to add a win to his career total of 10-4-2. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 9". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Medeiros stands in at 5' 10" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 15-6-0. The 32-year-old reaches 75". In terms of wrestling, Lando Vannata is able to defend against 62% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is getting his opponent to the mat on 42% of his attempts. Medeiros is taking his opponents to the mat on 33% of his attempts and thwarts 74% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Vannata is taking 4.77 strikes per minute and he deals 4.41 strikes/minute. Medeiros, at the same time, takes 5.21 strikes/minute and is dishing out 3.99 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michel Pereira (-155)
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