Kai Kara-France vs Tyson Nam MMA Betting Tips - 2/22/2020
Kai Kara-France vs Tyson Nam
UFC Fight Night 168
Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Kai Kara-France will face off with Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Night 168 in Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening odds have Kara-France at -260 while Nam is priced at +220.
Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France walks into the Octagon with a mark of 20-8-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and comes in at 5' 4". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Tyson Nam comes in at 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 18-10-1. The 36-year-old has a reach of 68". When talking about significant strikes, Kai Kara-France is connecting on 5.28 per minute while Tyson Nam is connecting on 2.67 significant strikes per minute. Kara-France is landing 41% of the significant strikes he attempts and Nam connects on 23%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Don't Blink" absorbs 3.90 significant strikes per minute while Nam absorbs 6.40. Kara-France also defends 67% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Nam is able to stop 62% of the shots thrown.
Regarding wrestling, Kai Kara-France is the more competent wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.75 times per 3 rds. Kara-France is finishing his takedown attempts on 37% of the times he tries and is stopping 88% of the takedowns his opponents try. Nam is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of the takedowns he tries and is defending 10% of the attempts against him. In terms of subbing the opposition, Kara-France is the more experienced submission fighter by going for 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes while Nam attempts 0.4 submissions per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Kai Kara-France went up against Brandon Moreno and took a loss on the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Moreno landed 91 of 276 total strikes attempted in that contest. Kara-France finished this fight landing 82 of 231 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Moreno landed 91 of 276, which gave him a percentage of 32%. He ended up landing 78 of 261 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Kara-France ended up landing 35% of his significant strikes by landing 82 of 231. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 57 of 194 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes landed by Moreno and 90% of them landed by Kara-France were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Tyson Nam, he went up against Sergio Pettis and walked away with a loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Pettis ended up landing 93% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Nam connected on 95% of his significant strikes at distance. Nam connected on 23% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 40 of 170. He connected on 28 of 149 significant strikes aimed at the head. Pettis landed 96 of 253 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 76 of 224 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown in that contest, Pettis ended up landing 96 of 253 while Nam landed 43 of 173 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Karolina Kowalkiewicz fights Yan Xiaonan. Kowalkiewicz walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 13-5-0. The 34-year-old is weighing in at 115 lbs and comes in at 5' 3". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 64". Xiaonan measures in at 5' 5" and steps on the scale at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 11-1-0. The 30-year-old extends her reach 63". In terms of takedowns, Karolina Kowalkiewicz is able to score a takedown 0.11 times per 3 rds and Yan Xiaonan takes her opponents to the mat 0.25 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Kowalkiewicz is landing 5.57 strikes/min and is landing 39% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Yan Xiaonan, who connects on 40% of the strikes she has attempted and connects for an average of 6.85 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Angela Hill is set to square up in the Octagon against Loma Lookboonmee. Lookboonmee looks to add a victory to her total of 4-1-0. The 24-year-old records a weight of 115 lbs and stands 5' 1". The orthodox fighter stretches 61". Hill measures in at 5' 3" and weighs 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 11-7-0. The 35-year-old stretches 64". In terms of wrestling, Loma Lookboonmee curbs 66% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 16% of her tries. Hill is taking her opponents to the mat on 41% of her tries and curbs 73% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Lookboonmee absorbs 4.33 strikes/minute while she lands 6.60 strikes per minute. Hill, moreover, absorbs 5.28 strikes/min and is dealing 5.97 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kai Kara-France (-260)
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