Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero UFC Predictions & Tips - 3/7/2020
Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Israel Adesanya will enter the Octagon against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening moneyline has Adesanya priced at -260 while Romero is at +220.
Israel "The Last Stylebender" 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". Yoel "Soldier of God" 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". With respect to significant strikes, Israel Adesanya lands 4.46 per minute and Yoel Romero connects on 3.71 significant strikes per min. Adesanya lands 50% of the significant strikes he attempts and Romero lands 49%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The Last Stylebender" takes 2.60 significant strikes per minute while "Soldier of God" takes 3.21. Adesanya also curbs 66% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Romero prevents 60% of the shots thrown in his direction.
When it comes to grappling, Israel Adesanya is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 3 rds. Adesanya is getting his opponent to the mat on 10% of the times he tries and stopping 85% of all takedowns attempted on him. Romero is taking his opponents down on 31% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 78% of the tries against him. Regarding sub attempts, Adesanya is the more experienced submission fighter by going for 0.4 finishes per 3 rds while Romero tries 0.2 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Israel Adesanya went up against Robert Whittaker and ended up winning this fight via a punch to the head in round 2. Whittaker landed 32 of 116 total strikes that he let go. Adesanya finished this fight landing 40 of 95 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Whittaker landed 32 of 116, which gave him a rate of 27%. He ended up landing 20 of 97 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Adesanya landed 42% of his significant strikes by sticking 40 of 95. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he was 27 of 80 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Whittaker and 92% of them connected on by Adesanya were thrown at a distance.
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In the last bout for Yoel Romero, he faced off with Paulo Costa and was on the losing end of this fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Costa landed 93% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Romero landed 94% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Romero connected on 44% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 125 of 284. He connected on 96 of 244 significant strikes aimed at the head. Costa connected on 118 of 213 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 67 of 148 to the head. In regard to total strikes thrown in that contest, Costa was 118 of 213 and Romero ended up landing 125 of 284 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Danaa Batgerel clashes with Guido Cannetti. 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 grappling, Danaa Batgerel is averaging a takedown 0.70 times per 15 minutes and Guido Cannetti takes his opponents to the canvas 2.80 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Batgerel is connecting on 5.67 strikes/minute and lands 36% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Guido Cannetti, who tags the opposition on 52% of his attempted strikes and connects on 2.80 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Drakkar Klose is set to battle Beneil Dariush. Dariush looks to add a win to his career record of 17-4-1. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and stands in at 5' 10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 72". Klose stands in at 5' 9" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 11-1-1. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In terms of grappling, Beneil Dariush is able to defend against 80% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedowns on 34% of his attempts. Klose is taking his opponents to the mat on 30% of his tries and is able to defend against 68% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Dariush takes 2.66 strikes/min while he dishes out 3.95 strikes per min. Klose, in contrast, is absorbing 3.74 strikes per minute and deals 3.98 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Israel Adesanya (-260)
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