Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo UFC Predictions & Tips - 2/29/2020
Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo
UFC Fight Night 169
Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Joseph Benavidez will face off with Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Fight Night 169 in Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The line has Benavidez coming in at -130 while Figueiredo is at +110.
Joseph Benavidez walks into the Octagon with a mark of 28-5-0. The 35-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'4". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 65". Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo stands in at 5'5" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 17-1-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 68". Regarding significant strikes, Joseph Benavidez is landing 3.46 per minute while Deiveson Figueiredo lands 2.44 significant strikes per minute. Benavidez is landing 33% of the significant strikes he throws while Figueiredo is landing 52%. Concerning the fighter's defense, Benavidez absorbs 2.52 significant strikes per min and "Deus da Guerra" absorbs 2.40. Benavidez also curbs 63% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Figueiredo is able to prevent 53% of the shots thrown his way.
When it comes to grappling, Joseph Benavidez is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.53 times per 15 min. Benavidez is getting his opponent to the mat on 31% of his attempts and stuffing 65% of all takedown attempts. Figueiredo is scoring a takedown on 47% of his takedown tries and stopping 59% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Benavidez is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.6 finishes per 3 rds while Figueiredo attempts 2.4 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, Joseph Benavidez faced Jussier Formiga and took home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Formiga landed 15 of 48 total strikes that he let go. Benavidez ended the night having landed 72 of 138 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Formiga landed 15 of 48, giving him a percentage of 31%. He finished the fight landing 15 of 47 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Benavidez landed 43% of his significant strikes by sticking 50 of 115. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he was 27 of 77 aimed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Formiga and 88% of them landed by Benavidez were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Deiveson Figueiredo, he battled Tim Elliott and ended up winning this fight via guillotine choke in round 1. Elliott ended up landing 76% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Figueiredo connected on 75% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Figueiredo connected on 61% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 8 of 13. He ended up connecting on 8 of 13 significant strikes directed at the head. Elliott connected on 26 of 38 significant strikes in that fight. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 10 of 16 to the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Elliott connected on 33 of 45 while Figueiredo landed 8 of 13 total strikes.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Ion Cutelaba fights Magomed Ankalaev. Cutelaba walks into the Octagon with a mark of 15-4-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter reaches 75". Ankalaev stands in at 6'3" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 12-1-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 75". When it comes to grappling, Ion Cutelaba scores a takedown 2.62 times per 3 rds and Magomed Ankalaev takes his opponents down 0.69 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Cutelaba connects for an average of 5.27 strikes/minute and lands 39% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Magomed Ankalaev, who connects on 56% of the strikes that he throws and is landing 3.32 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Giga Chikadze is set to square up in the Octagon with Mike Davis. Davis looks to add a win to his career record of 8-2-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 72". Chikadze comes in at 6'0" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 8-1-1. The 31-year-old reaches 74". Regarding takedowns, Mike Davis is preventing 66% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents down on 33% of the times he tries. Chikadze is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of his tries and curbs 56% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Davis is taking 6.36 strikes/min while he dishes out 5.87 strikes per minute. Chikadze, on the other side, is taking 2.85 strikes per min and dishes out 3.33 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Joseph Benavidez (-130)
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