Eric Spicely vs Roman Kopylov MMA Betting Tips - 3/28/2020
Eric Spicely vs Roman Kopylov
UFC on ESPN 8
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, March 28, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
Eric Spicely will take on Roman Kopylov at UFC on ESPN 8 in UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The opening moneyline has Spicely coming in at +180 while Kopylov is priced at -220.
Eric "Zebrinha" Spicely will be looking to add a victory to his total of 12-6-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Roman Kopylov stands in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a mark of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 75". Concerning significant strikes, Eric Spicely is connecting on 3.71 per minute and Roman Kopylov is connecting on 2.64 significant strikes per min. Spicely connects on 45% of the significant strikes he attempts while Kopylov is landing 38%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Zebrinha" takes 5.72 significant strikes per minute and Kopylov absorbs 3.07. Spicely also prevents 55% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Kopylov is able to deflect 63% of the shots thrown.
In the wrestling category, Eric Spicely is the more effective grappler as he gets a takedown 1.31 times per 15 minutes. Spicely is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of his attempts and thwarting 75% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Kopylov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 8% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 66% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of going for the sub, Spicely is the more skilled technician by going for 1.0 sub per 15 minutes while Kopylov tries 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his previous fight, Eric Spicely went up against Deron Winn and walked away with a loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Winn ended up landing 171 of 369 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Spicely finished this fight landing 108 of 224 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Winn landed 169 of 367, which gave him a percentage of 46%. He landed 125 of 316 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Spicely landed 48% of his significant strikes by landing 108 of 224. Of all the significant strikes, he was 90 of 206 pointed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Winn and 68% of them landed by Spicely were thrown at a distance.
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In the last fight for Roman Kopylov, he squared up with Karl Roberson and took a loss on the night by rear naked choke in round 3. Roberson ended up landing 95% of his significant strikes at distance while Kopylov landed 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Kopylov ended up connecting on 38% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 37 of 95. He landed 19 of 72 significant strikes directed at the head. Roberson ended up connecting on 43 of 117 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up landing 14 of 77 to the head. Relating to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Roberson connected on 43 of 117 while Kopylov ended up connecting on 38 of 96 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jeff Hughes opposes Tanner Boser. Hughes walks into the cage holding a record of 10-3-0. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 250 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Boser measures in at 6'2" and records a weight of 255 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 17-6-1. The 28-year-old has a reach of 75". In the grappling category, Jeff Hughes scores a takedown 0.78 times per 15 minutes while Tanner Boser takes his opponents to the mat 0.30 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Hughes lands an average of 4.34 strikes/minute and landing 51% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Tanner Boser, who tags the opposition on 49% of the strikes that he throws and lands 4.17 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Randy Costa is set to square up against Martin Day. Day has a career record of 8-3-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Costa measures in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The switch fighter holds a mark of 5-1-0. The 25-year-old reaches 73". When it comes to takedowns, Martin Day deflects 85% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown tries on 66% of the times he tries. Costa is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of the attempts he tries and curbs 95% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Day takes 3.20 strikes per minute while he is connecting on 5.60 strikes per minute. Costa, on the contrary, is absorbing 5.56 strikes per minute and dishes out 8.05 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Eric Spicely (+180)
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