Jordan Espinosa vs Alex Perez UFC Picks & Predictions - 1/25/2020
Jordan Espinosa vs Alex Perez
UFC Fight Night 166
PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Jordan Espinosa will enter the Octagon with Alex Perez at UFC Fight Night 166 in PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening odds have Espinosa at +215 while Perez is at -255.
Jordan Espinosa has a record of 14-6-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 69". Alex Perez comes in at 5' 6" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 22-5-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 65". Regarding significant strikes, Jordan Espinosa is connecting on 4.52 per min and Alex Perez lands 4.68 significant strikes per minute. Espinosa is connecting on 58% of the significant strikes he attempts and Perez lands 48%. In terms of defending in the cage, Espinosa allows 3.18 significant strikes per min and Perez takes 3.11. Espinosa also curbs 55% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Perez prevents 61% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the grappling category, Jordan Espinosa is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.92 times per 15 min. Espinosa is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of the times he tries and stuffing 100% of all takedown attempts. Perez is finishing his takedown tries on 47% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 87% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Espinosa is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Perez attempts 1.2 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Jordan Espinosa faced Matt Schnell and wound up losing the fight by a triangle choke in round 1. Schnell ended up landing 3 of 12 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Espinosa ended the night having landed 5 of 6 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Schnell ended up landing 3 of 12, giving him a percentage of 25%. He landed 2 of 11 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Espinosa landed 83% of his significant strikes by sticking 5 of 6. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 2 of 3 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Schnell and 100% of them connected on by Espinosa were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Alex Perez, he faced off with Mark De La Rosa and ended up winning this fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Rosa connected on 57% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Perez landed 43% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Perez landed 54% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 60 of 110. He ended up connecting on 37 of 74 significant strikes directed at the head. Rosa landed 26 of 84 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 19 of 73 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Rosa connected on 74 of 140 while Perez was 150 of 220 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Bevon Lewis meets Dequan Townsend. Lewis will be looking to add a win to his record of 6-2-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Townsend stands in at 6' 3" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 21-9-0. The 33-year-old has a wingspan of 79". Regarding striking, Lewis is connecting on 4.71 strikes per minute and connects on 45% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Dequan Townsend, who tags his opponent on 43% of the strikes he attempts and lands 1.22 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Felipe Colares is set to clash with Montel Jackson. Jackson will be looking to add a win to his career total of 8-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures 5' 10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 75". Colares measures in at 5' 8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 9-1-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 69". Concerning grappling, Montel Jackson is thwarting 65% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the mat on 88% of his tries. Colares is finishing his takedown tries on 31% of his attempts and deflects 42% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Jackson takes 1.87 strikes per min while he deals 3.87 strikes/minute. Colares, notwithstanding, is taking 2.00 strikes per min and deals 1.47 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alex Perez (-255)
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