Felicia Spencer vs Zarah Fairn UFC Predictions & Tips - 2/29/2020
Felicia Spencer vs Zarah Fairn
UFC Fight Night 169
Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Felicia Spencer will face off against Zarah Fairn at UFC Fight Night 169 in Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The moneyline has Spencer priced at -780 while Fairn is priced at +540.
Felicia "FeeNom" Spencer looks to add a victory to her career record of 7-1-0. The 29-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Zarah "Infinite" Fairn stands in at 5'8" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to her career total of 6-3-0. The 33-year-old reaches 72". When talking about significant strikes, Felicia Spencer is connecting on 3.26 per minute and Zarah Fairn connects on 0.51 significant strikes per minute. Spencer is connecting on 51% of the significant strikes she attempts while Fairn connects on 40%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "FeeNom" absorbs 6.79 significant strikes per min while "Infinite" takes 2.53. Spencer also curbs 43% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Fairn defends against 44% of the shots thrown.
In the category of takedowns, Felicia Spencer is the more capable grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.82 times per 15 minutes. Spencer is getting her opponent to the mat on 10% of the times she tries and is stopping 10% of the takedowns her opponents try. Fairn is getting her opponent to the mat on 10% of the takedowns she tries and is stuffing 50% of all takedowns attempted on her. In terms of going for the submission, Spencer is the more skilled technician by trying 0.8 submissions per 15 min while Fairn looks to get 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds.
In her last bout, Felicia Spencer fought Cris Cyborg and took a loss on the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Cyborg landed 138 of 234 of the strikes she let go in total for this contest. Spencer ended the night having landed 64 of 115 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Cyborg ended up landing 122 of 216, which gave her a rate of 56%. She ended up landing 59 of 147 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Spencer landed 44% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 38 of 85. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she connected on 21 of 64 pointed at the head. 66% of the significant strikes connected on by Cyborg and 81% of them connected on by Spencer were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Zarah Fairn, she squared up with Megan Anderson and wound up walking away in defeat by a triangle choke in round 1. Anderson ended up landing 10% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance while Fairn landed 90% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Fairn connected on 40% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 2 of 5. She ended up connecting on 2 of 5 significant strikes aimed at the head. Anderson ended up connecting on 10 of 18 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 10 of 17 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes that she let go, Anderson connected on 22 of 33 and Fairn was 32 of 45 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Joseph Benavidez goes up against Deiveson Figueiredo. Benavidez walks into the Octagon with a mark of 28-5-0. The 35-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'4". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 65". Figueiredo stands in at 5'5" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 17-1-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 68". Regarding grappling, Joseph Benavidez is averaging a takedown 1.53 times per 15 min and Deiveson Figueiredo takes his opponents down 1.78 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Benavidez is landing 3.46 strikes/minute and connecting on 33% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Deiveson Figueiredo, who tags the opposition on 52% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 2.44 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Magomed Ankalaev is set to fight Ion Cutelaba. Cutelaba walks into the Octagon with a mark of 15-4-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 75". Ankalaev stands in at 6'3" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 12-1-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 75". When it comes to takedowns, Ion Cutelaba is able to defend against 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown tries on 71% of his tries. Ankalaev is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 85% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Cutelaba is taking 3.16 strikes per min while he lands 5.27 strikes per minute. Ankalaev, on the other hand, takes 1.15 strikes/min and is landing 3.32 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Felicia Spencer (-780)
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