Emily Whitmire vs Polyana Viana Expert UFC Picks - 3/7/2020
Emily Whitmire vs Polyana Viana
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Emily Whitmire will enter the Octagon against Polyana Viana at UFC 248 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opener has Whitmire at -120 while Viana is priced at +100.
Emily "Spitfire" Whitmire steps into the cage holding a record of 4-3-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 115 lbs and measures 5' 5". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Polyana "Dama de Ferro" Viana measures in at 5' 5" and weighs in at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 10-4-0. The 27-year-old reaches 67". With respect to significant strikes, Emily Whitmire is connecting on 2.84 per minute while Polyana Viana is connecting on 3.89 significant strikes per minute. Whitmire is connecting on 31% of the significant strikes she tries and Viana is connecting on 41%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Spitfire" absorbs 2.95 significant strikes per min and "Dama de Ferro" absorbs 3.26. Whitmire also curbs 55% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Viana curbs 54% of the shots thrown.
When it comes to grappling, Emily Whitmire is not as efficient of a wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 1.18 times per 3 rounds. Whitmire is scoring a takedown on 66% of her tries and thwarting 66% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Viana is scoring a takedown on 37% of her takedown tries and defending 50% of the attempts against her. When it comes to submissions, Whitmire is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.6 submissions per 3 rounds while Viana tries 1.3 submissions per 15 min.
The last time she fought, Emily Whitmire went up against Amanda Ribas and wound up taking the loss via rear naked choke in round 2. Ribas landed 67 of 92 of the strikes she let go in total for this contest. Whitmire walked away from this fight having landed 18 of 37 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Ribas ended up landing 21 of 41, which means her percentage was 51%. She ended up landing 16 of 35 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Whitmire landed 28% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 7 of 25. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she was 4 of 21 to the head. 47% of the significant strikes landed by Ribas and 57% of them connected on by Whitmire were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Polyana Viana, she battled Veronica Macedo and wound up taking the loss by an armbar in round 1. Macedo connected on 100% of her significant strikes at distance while Viana landed 100% of her significant strikes at distance. Viana ended up connecting on 33% of the significant strikes she attempted by landing 1 of 3. She landed 0 of 1 significant strikes to the head. Macedo ended up connecting on 1 of 1 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she ended up landing 0 of 0 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that she let go in that contest, Macedo connected on 1 of 1 and Viana was 1 of 3 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Israel Adesanya clashes with Yoel Romero. Adesanya steps into the Octagon holding a record of 18-0-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and stands in at 6' 4". The switch fighter has a reach of 80". Romero stands in at 6' 0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a mark of 13-4-0. The 42-year-old has a reach of 73". In terms of takedowns, Israel Adesanya is able to score a takedown 0.60 times per 15 minutes while Yoel Romero scores a takedown 1.79 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Adesanya is connecting on 4.46 strikes per minute and lands 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Yoel Romero, who is landing 49% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 3.71 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Guido Cannetti is set to enter the Octagon against Danaa Batgerel. Batgerel has a career mark of 6-2-0. The 30-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Cannetti comes in at 5' 6" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 8-5-0. The 40-year-old stretches 68". Regarding takedowns, Danaa Batgerel is stopping 57% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is getting his opponent to the mat on 10% of his tries. Cannetti is taking his opponents down on 50% of his attempts and is able to thwart 75% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Batgerel is absorbing 2.40 strikes/minute while he is dealing 5.67 per minute. Cannetti, on the other hand, is absorbing 1.95 strikes per minute and is dealing 2.80 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Polyana Viana (+100)
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