Domingo Pilarte vs Journey Newson UFC Predictions & Tips - 2/8/2020
Domingo Pilarte vs Journey Newson
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Domingo Pilarte will take on Journey Newson at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening odds have Pilarte at -140 while Newson is coming in at +120.
Domingo "Son of Fire" Pilarte walks into the Octagon with a record of 8-2-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands in at 6' 0". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Journey Newson stands in at 5' 5" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 9-2-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 67". Concerning significant strikes, Domingo Pilarte connects on 2.06 per min while Journey Newson lands 2.53 significant strikes per minute. Pilarte is connecting on 51% of the significant strikes he tries while Newson connects on 30%. In terms of defending themselves, "Son of Fire" allows 3.52 significant strikes per minute while Newson allows 2.67. Pilarte also deflects 42% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Newson is able to thwart 66% of the strikes thrown his way.
Regarding grappling, Domingo Pilarte is the more skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 2.06 times per 15 minutes. Pilarte is finishing his takedown attempts on 42% of the times he tries and defending 75% of all takedown attempts. Newson is finishing his takedowns on 0% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 0% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Pilarte is the more able fighter by attempting 1.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Newson tries 1.1 finishes per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Domingo Pilarte squared up with Felipe Colares and wound up walking away in defeat via split decision in round 3. Colares landed 92 of 132 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Pilarte ended the night having landed 69 of 89 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Colares landed 23 of 42, giving him a percentage of 54%. He landed 15 of 31 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Pilarte ended up landing 52% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 11 of 21. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 5 of 12 aimed at the head. 39% of the significant strikes landed by Colares and 45% of them landed by Pilarte were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Journey Newson, he battled Ricardo Ramos and was defeated via unanimous decision in round 3. Ramos connected on 92% of his significant strikes at distance and Newson ended up connecting on 97% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Newson landed 30% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 38 of 123. He ended up connecting on 9 of 80 significant strikes to the head. Ramos connected on 40 of 120 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 23 of 90 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes thrown, Ramos was 48 of 129 and Newson landed 41 of 127 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Andre Ewell faces off against Jonathan Martinez. Ewell will be looking to add a win to his total of 15-6-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Martinez measures 5' 8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a record of 11-2-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 70". When it comes to grappling, Andre Ewell is able to score a takedown 0.26 times per 15 minutes while Jonathan Martinez is able to score a takedown 0.68 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Ewell is landing 3.32 strikes per minute and landing 39% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Jonathan Martinez, who tags the opposition on 48% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 3.42 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Katlyn Chookagian is set to battle Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko comes into this fight holding a mark of 18-3-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures 5' 5". The southpaw fighter reaches 66". Chookagian stands 5' 9" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". In the category of takedowns, Valentina Shevchenko is able to deflect 77% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 51% of her tries. Chookagian is finishing her takedown tries on 10% of her tries and prevents 56% of all takedown tries against her. In the category of striking, Shevchenko is absorbing 2.16 strikes/minute while she is dealing 3.02 strikes/minute. Chookagian, notwithstanding, absorbs 4.58 strikes/min and is landing 4.35 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Domingo Pilarte (-140)
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