Jeff Hughes vs Tanner Boser UFC Picks & Predictions - 3/28/2020
Jeff Hughes vs Tanner Boser
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.
Jeff Hughes will enter the Octagon with Tanner Boser at UFC on ESPN 8 in UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The opener has Hughes priced at +210 while Boser is at -250.
Jeff "Lights Out" 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". Tanner "The Bulldozer" 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". When talking about significant strikes, Jeff Hughes is connecting on 4.34 per minute while Tanner Boser is landing 4.17 significant strikes per min. Hughes lands 51% of the significant strikes he attempts and Boser lands 49%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "Lights Out" absorbs 3.77 significant strikes per min and "The Bulldozer" allows 3.23. Hughes also stops 61% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Boser curbs 63% of them.
In terms of grappling, Jeff Hughes is the more apt wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.78 times per 3 rds. Hughes is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his tries and is stuffing 75% of all takedown attempts. Boser is taking his opponents to the mat on 5% of his takedown tries and defending 90% of the tries against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Hughes is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.4 subs per 15 minutes while Boser goes for 0.2 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Jeff Hughes fought Raphael Pessoa and ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Pessoa landed 43 of 143 total strikes attempted in that contest. Hughes finished this fight landing 48 of 93 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Pessoa ended up landing 39 of 138, giving him a percentage of 28%. He finished the fight landing 22 of 112 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Hughes ended up landing 44% of his significant strikes by connecting on 34 of 77. Of all the significant strikes, he was 10 of 46 pointed at the head. 82% of the significant strikes connected on by Pessoa and 82% of them landed by Hughes were thrown at distance.
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In the last bout for Tanner Boser, he battled Ciryl Gane and took a loss on the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Gane landed 87% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Boser connected on 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Boser ended up landing 30% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 32 of 104. He landed 13 of 83 significant strikes aimed at the head. Gane ended up landing 65 of 160 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 36 of 125 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown, Gane was 65 of 160 and Boser landed 32 of 104 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Martin Day clashes with Randy Costa. 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". In terms of takedowns, Martin Day is averaging a takedown 1.00 times per 15 minutes and Randy Costa is able to score a takedown 0.50 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Day connects on 5.60 strikes per min and is landing 49% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Randy Costa, who tags his opponent on 46% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 8.05 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Khaos Williams is set to enter the Octagon with Laureano Staropoli. Staropoli holds a mark of 9-2-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 6'1". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 71". Williams stands 6'0" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 10-1-0. The 25-year-old has an arm span of 77". Concerning grappling, Laureano Staropoli is able to prevent 50% of his opponents' takedown tries and is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of his tries. Williams is finishing his takedowns on 8% of his tries and is able to defend against 5% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Staropoli is absorbing 4.22 strikes per minute and he lands 4.29 strikes per min. Williams, moreover, absorbs 2.22 strikes/minute and connects on 22.22 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tanner Boser (-250)
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