John Dodson vs Nathaniel Wood Expert UFC Picks - 2/15/2020
John Dodson vs Nathaniel Wood
UFC Fight Night 167
Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Saturday, February 15, 2020
John Dodson will enter the Octagon against Nathaniel Wood at UFC Fight Night 167 in Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line has Dodson at +135 while Wood is coming in at -155.
John "The Magician" Dodson looks to add a win to his total of 21-11-0. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures 5' 3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 66". Nathaniel "The Prospect" Wood comes in at 5' 6" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 16-3-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 69". With respect to significant strikes, John Dodson is connecting on 3.28 per min and Nathaniel Wood lands 4.24 significant strikes per minute. Dodson lands 40% of the significant strikes he attempts while Wood is connecting on 42%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "The Magician" takes 3.55 significant strikes per minute while "The Prospect" takes 2.94. Dodson also stops 61% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Wood stops 58% of the shots thrown.
In the grappling category, John Dodson is the not as competent as a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rds. Dodson is taking his opponents to the canvas on 28% of the times he tries and thwarting 81% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Wood is scoring a takedown on 66% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 80% of the tries against him. In terms of sub attempts, Dodson is the lesser skilled fighter by going for 0.4 subs per 3 rds while Wood attempts 2.0 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, John Dodson fought Petr Yan and wound up walking away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 3. Yan ended up landing 102 of 180 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Dodson finished this fight landing 35 of 86 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Yan ended up landing 80 of 155, giving him a percentage of 51%. He finished the fight landing 61 of 131 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Dodson landed 37% of his significant strikes by connecting on 30 of 81. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 18 of 65 aimed at the head. 76% of the significant strikes connected on by Yan and 83% of them connected on by Dodson were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Nathaniel Wood, he battled Jose Quinonez and wound up getting the win by way of rear naked choke in round 2. Quinonez landed 97% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Wood landed 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Wood ended up connecting on 37% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 30 of 81. He connected on 14 of 53 significant strikes aimed at the head. Quinonez ended up landing 34 of 60 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he landed 7 of 28 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go, Quinonez was 35 of 61 while Wood landed 39 of 91 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Jim Miller encounters Scott Holtzman. Miller steps into the cage with a record of 31-13-0. The 36-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter reaches 71". Holtzman measures 5' 9" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 13-3-0. The 36-year-old has an arm span of 69". In terms of takedowns, Jim Miller takes his opponents to the mat 1.77 times per 15 minutes while Scott Holtzman takes his opponents down 2.37 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Miller connects for an average of 2.78 strikes per min and is connecting on 40% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Scott Holtzman, who connects on 50% of his attempted strikes and is landing 4.36 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Ray Borg is set to square up against Rogerio Bontorin. Bontorin has a career record of 16-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs 125 lbs and stands 5' 5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Borg stands 5' 4" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 12-4-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 63". Concerning grappling, Rogerio Bontorin defends against 60% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedowns on 41% of the times he tries. Borg is taking his opponents down on 50% of the tries he takes and stops 46% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Bontorin absorbs 3.63 strikes per min while he is dishing out 3.23 strikes/min. Borg, moreover, absorbs 1.80 strikes per min and is dishing out 1.26 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take John Dodson (+135)
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