Francisco Trinaldo vs John Makdessi Expert UFC Picks - 3/14/2020
Francisco Trinaldo vs John Makdessi
UFC Fight Night 170
Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Francisco Trinaldo will enter the Octagon against John Makdessi at UFC Fight Night 170 in Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The opening odds have Trinaldo coming in at -190 while Makdessi is coming in at +165.
Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo comes into this bout holding a record of 24-7-0. The 41-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 5' 9". The southpaw fighter stretches 70". John "The Bull" Makdessi stands 5' 8" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 17-6-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 68". In terms of significant strikes, Francisco Trinaldo lands 3.09 per min and John Makdessi is connecting on 5.43 significant strikes per min. Trinaldo lands 44% of the significant strikes he attempts and Makdessi lands 50%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Massaranduba" allows 2.47 significant strikes per min while "The Bull" absorbs 3.77. Trinaldo also stops 60% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Makdessi thwarts 70% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Regarding grappling, Francisco Trinaldo is the more efficient grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.08 times per 3 rounds. Trinaldo is finishing his takedown attempts on 45% of the times he tries and defending 61% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Makdessi is scoring a takedown on 10% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 87% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of sub attempts, Trinaldo is the more able fighter by trying 0.5 subs per 15 min while Makdessi attempts 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Francisco Trinaldo fought Bobby Green and wound up taking home the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Green ended up landing 67 of 135 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Trinaldo finished this fight landing 36 of 127 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Green landed 50 of 115, which means his percentage was 43%. He finished the fight landing 27 of 77 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Trinaldo landed 25% of his significant strikes by connecting on 31 of 122. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 20 of 100 pointed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes connected on by Green and 83% of them connected on by Trinaldo were tallied at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for John Makdessi, he battled Jesus Pinedo and wound up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Pinedo ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Makdessi connected on 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Makdessi ended up landing 53% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 73 of 137. He ended up landing 25 of 60 significant strikes directed at the head. Pinedo landed 37 of 113 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 18 of 74 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes thrown, Pinedo ended up landing 37 of 114 and Makdessi landed 75 of 139 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jussier Formiga enters the Octagon against Brandon Moreno. Formiga looks to add a victory to his career record of 23-6-0. The 34-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands 5' 5". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Moreno stands in at 5' 7" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 16-5-1. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 70". When it comes to grappling, Jussier Formiga takes his opponents to the mat 1.95 times per 3 rds while Brandon Moreno scores a takedown 2.02 times per 15 minutes. In the striking category, Formiga lands 1.38 strikes per minute and connecting on 38% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Brandon Moreno, who connects on 34% of the strikes that he throws and is connecting on 3.12 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Aleksei Kunchenko is set to battle Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. Zaleski dos Santos holds a career mark of 21-6-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Kunchenko measures 5' 8" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 20-1-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 70". Concerning wrestling, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is preventing 48% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown tries on 14% of his tries. Kunchenko is finishing his takedowns on 33% of the tries he takes and is able to prevent 86% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Zaleski dos Santos is absorbing 3.03 strikes per min while he is landing 4.18 strikes per min. Kunchenko, on the contrary, absorbs 2.40 strikes/min and is dealing 3.62 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Francisco Trinaldo (-190)
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