Lauren Murphy vs Andrea Lee UFC Picks & Predictions - 2/8/2020
Lauren Murphy vs Andrea Lee
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Lauren Murphy will enter the Octagon with Andrea Lee at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line has Murphy priced at +280 while Lee is priced at -340.
Lauren "Lucky" Murphy comes into this bout with a record of 11-4-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Andrea "KGB" Lee stands 5' 6" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 11-3-0. The 30-year-old reaches 69". In terms of significant strikes, Lauren Murphy connects on 3.53 per min while Andrea Lee lands 5.02 significant strikes per minute. Murphy is landing 38% of the significant strikes she attempts and Lee is landing 53%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "Lucky" takes 3.59 significant strikes per minute while "KGB" takes 3.42. Murphy also stops 61% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Lee is able to defend against 67% of the strikes thrown her way.
In the grappling category, Lauren Murphy is the lesser skilled grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.89 times per 15 minutes. Murphy is getting her opponent to the mat on 28% of her tries and defending 62% of the takedowns her opponents try. Lee is scoring a takedown on 46% of the takedowns she tries and is stopping 62% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Murphy is less likely to go for the finish by trying 0.3 subs per 3 rounds while Lee attempts 0.5 subs per 3 rds.
In her last appearance in the Octagon, Lauren Murphy went up against Mara Romero Borella and wound up taking home the win by a knee to the head in round 3. Borella landed 35 of 87 total strikes that she threw in that fight. Murphy ended the night having landed 35 of 144 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Borella ended up landing 22 of 72, which gave her a rate of 30%. She finished the fight landing 16 of 62 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Murphy ended up landing 19% of her significant strikes by connecting on 24 of 123. Of all the significant strikes, she landed 20 of 117 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Borella and 70% of them landed by Murphy were done at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Andrea Lee, she battled Joanne Calderwood and wound up taking the loss by way of split decision in round 3. Calderwood connected on 93% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance while Lee connected on 93% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Lee ended up connecting on 44% of the significant strikes she attempted by landing 61 of 137. She ended up connecting on 13 of 73 significant strikes directed at the head. Calderwood landed 101 of 230 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she landed 40 of 138 to the head. In terms of total strikes that she let go in that fight, Calderwood ended up landing 158 of 293 and Lee landed 104 of 185 of all the strikes she attempted.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jon Jones goes up against Dominick Reyes. Jones holds a career record of 25-1-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and stands in at 6' 4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 84". Reyes measures 6' 4" and will fight at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 12-0-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 77". In the grappling category, Jon Jones takes his opponents to the canvas 1.90 times per 3 rounds while Dominick Reyes takes his opponents down 0.39 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Jones connects on 4.31 strikes/minute and is connecting on 57% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Dominick Reyes, who is landing 52% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 5.03 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Justin Tafa is set to square up against Juan Adams. 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". 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 takedowns, Juan Adams is stopping 57% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents down on 66% of his tries. Tafa is taking his opponents down on 10% of his attempts and thwarts 10% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Adams absorbs 4.00 strikes per min while he is dishing out 7.32 strikes per minute. Tafa, on the other hand, is taking 1.85 strikes/minute and connects on 2.77 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Andrea Lee (-340)
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