Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes UFC Predictions & Tips - 2/8/2020
Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Jon Jones will enter the Octagon with Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The odds have Jones priced at -400 while Reyes is coming in at +325.
Jon "Bones" Jones has a career record of 25-1-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 4". The orthodox fighter reaches 84". Dominick "The Devastator" Reyes stands in at 6' 4" and will fight at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 12-0-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 77". With respect to significant strikes, Jon Jones connects on 4.31 per min and Dominick Reyes is connecting on 5.03 significant strikes per min. Jones is connecting on 57% of the significant strikes he attempts and Reyes is connecting on 52%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Bones" allows 2.03 significant strikes per minute and "The Devastator" allows 2.24. Jones also curbs 65% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Reyes is able to stop 57% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of takedowns, Jon Jones is the more competent grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.90 times per 15 minutes. Jones is scoring a takedown on 46% of his tries and stopping 95% of the tries against him. Reyes is taking his opponents to the mat on 16% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 84% of the tries against him. In terms of submission attempts, Jones is the more capable fighter by trying 0.5 finishes per 3 rounds while Reyes tries 0.4 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Jon Jones faced Thiago Santos and wound up getting the victory by split decision in round 5. Santos landed 43 of 166 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Jones ended the night having landed 59 of 90 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Santos landed 43 of 166, which means his percentage was 25%. He landed 9 of 92 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Jones landed 65% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 59 of 90. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 11 of 32 to the head. 97% of the significant strikes landed by Santos and 93% of them landed by Jones were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Dominick Reyes, he fought Chris Weidman and wound up getting the victory by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Weidman landed 33% of his significant strikes at distance while Reyes ended up connecting on 25% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Reyes ended up landing 72% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 8 of 11. He ended up connecting on 7 of 10 significant strikes aimed at the head. Weidman ended up landing 3 of 6 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 1 of 4 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Weidman connected on 10 of 13 while Reyes ended up landing 9 of 12 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Juan Adams squares up in the Octagon against Justin Tafa. Adams walks into the Octagon with a mark of 5-2-0. The 28-year-old is fighting at 265 lbs and measures in at 6' 5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Tafa measures 6' 0" and will fight at 265 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 3-1-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 74". When it comes to grappling, Juan Adams takes his opponents down 0.97 times per 15 min while Justin Tafa takes his opponents to the mat 0.4 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Adams connects on 7.32 strikes/min and lands 55% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Justin Tafa, who tags the opposition on 66% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 2.77 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Dan Ige is set to enter the Octagon with Mirsad Bektic. Bektic looks to add a victory to his total of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands 5' 8". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 70". Ige stands 5' 7" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 12-2-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". In terms of wrestling, Mirsad Bektic is able to stop 100% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents down on 53% of his tries. Ige is finishing his takedowns on 34% of his attempts and is able to defend against 54% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Bektic takes 1.70 strikes per minute and he connects on 2.88 per min. Ige, on the contrary, absorbs 3.07 strikes per minute and deals 4.15 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jon Jones (-400)
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