Juan Adams vs Justin Tafa UFC Point Spread Picks - 2/8/2020
Juan Adams vs Justin Tafa
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Juan Adams will enter the Octagon with Justin Tafa at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening moneyline has Adams priced at -230 while Tafa is at +190.
Juan "The Kraken" Adams has a career mark of 5-2-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 265 lbs and stands 6' 5". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 80". Justin "Bad Man" Tafa measures 6' 0" and tips the scales at 265 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career mark of 3-1-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 74". In the category of significant strikes, Juan Adams is landing 7.32 per min while Justin Tafa is landing 2.77 significant strikes per min. Adams is connecting on 55% of the significant strikes he throws and Tafa connects on 66%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The Kraken" takes 4.00 significant strikes per min and "Bad Man" allows 1.85. Adams also thwarts 34% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Tafa thwarts 66% of the shots thrown.
Concerning wrestling, Juan Adams is the more capable grappler as he gets a takedown 0.97 times per 3 rounds. Adams is getting his opponent to the mat on 66% of his tries and thwarting 57% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Tafa is taking his opponents down on 0% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 0% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. When it comes to submission attempts, Adams is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Tafa goes for 0.1 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he fought, Juan Adams went up against Greg Hardy and was defeated by way of a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Hardy landed 36 of 38 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Adams ended the night having landed 3 of 7 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Hardy ended up landing 36 of 38, which means his percentage was 94%. He landed 35 of 36 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Adams landed 42% of his significant strikes by landing 3 of 7. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 3 of 7 to the head. 13% of the significant strikes connected on by Hardy and 100% of them connected on by Adams were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Justin Tafa, he fought Yorgan De Castro and ended up walking away in defeat by a punch to the head in round 1. Castro ended up landing 90% of his significant strikes at distance while Tafa landed 33% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Tafa ended up landing 66% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 6 of 9. He connected on 5 of 8 significant strikes to the head. Castro landed 4 of 12 significant strikes in that battle. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 2 of 10 to the head. Relating to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Castro connected on 6 of 14 and Tafa was 17 of 20 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Mirsad Bektic squares up against Dan Ige. Bektic steps into the Octagon with a mark of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 70". Ige measures 5' 7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 12-2-0. The 28-year-old stretches 71". In terms of takedowns, Mirsad Bektic takes his opponents to the canvas 3.38 times per 3 rounds while Dan Ige takes his opponents to the canvas 2.73 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Bektic lands 2.88 strikes per min and is connecting on 42% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Dan Ige, who is connecting on 49% of the strikes he has thrown and is landing 4.15 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Ilir Latifi is set to square up in the Octagon with Derrick Lewis. Lewis will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 22-7-0. The 34-year-old will fight at 260 lbs and stands 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Latifi stands 5' 10" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 15-7-0. The 36-year-old has a reach of 73". When it comes to takedowns, Derrick Lewis is able to stop 53% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedowns on 25% of the times he tries. Latifi is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of the attempts he tries and is able to curb 100% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Lewis absorbs 2.29 strikes per min while he lands 2.63 strikes/minute. Latifi, notwithstanding, is taking 3.09 strikes per min and lands 2.29 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Justin Tafa (+190)
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