Macy Chiasson vs Nicco Montano Expert UFC Picks - 2/15/2020
Macy Chiasson vs Nicco Montano
UFC Fight Night 167
Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Macy Chiasson will take on Nicco Montano at UFC Fight Night 167 in Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The line has Chiasson coming in at -150 while Montano is priced at +130.
Macy Chiasson steps into the Octagon with a mark of 6-1-0. The 28-year-old weighs 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter reaches 72". Nicco Montano stands in at 5' 5" and will fight at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 5-3-0. The 31-year-old stretches 65". In the category of significant strikes, Macy Chiasson is connecting on 3.76 per min and Nicco Montano is connecting on 5.60 significant strikes per min. Chiasson connects on 55% of the significant strikes she attempts and Montano connects on 41%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, Chiasson allows 2.01 significant strikes per minute while Montano takes 4.43. Chiasson also defends against 44% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Montano prevents 64% of the strikes thrown her way.
Concerning wrestling, Macy Chiasson is the not as competent as a wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.2 times per 3 rds. Chiasson is finishing her takedown attempts on 10% of her tries and is stopping 66% of the takedowns her opponents try. Montano is getting her opponent to the mat on 54% of the takedowns she tries and stuffing 69% of all takedowns attempted on her. Regarding going for the sub, Chiasson is the more skilled fighter by going for 1 finish per 15 minutes while Montano goes for 0.4 submissions per 15 min.
The last time she fought, Macy Chiasson squared up with Lina Lansberg and walked away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Lansberg ended up landing 49 of 91 total strikes that she threw in that fight. Chiasson walked away from this fight having landed 58 of 94 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Lansberg ended up landing 21 of 39, which means her percentage was 53%. She finished the fight landing 18 of 36 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Chiasson ended up landing 55% of her significant strikes by sticking 26 of 47. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she was 4 of 22 aimed at the head. 9% of the significant strikes connected on by Lansberg and 15% of them landed by Chiasson were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Nicco Montano, she went up against Julianna Pena and wound up losing the fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Pena connected on 46% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance and Montano landed 68% of her significant strikes at distance. Montano landed 48% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 38 of 79. She ended up landing 13 of 50 significant strikes aimed at the head. Pena landed 45 of 90 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, she landed 32 of 73 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Pena ended up connecting on 108 of 158 while Montano ended up connecting on 59 of 103 of all the strikes she threw.
Other fights to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Corey Anderson fights Jan Blachowicz. Anderson will be looking to add a victory to his record of 14-4-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Blachowicz stands 6' 2" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 25-8-0. The 36-year-old has a wingspan of 78". Regarding grappling, Corey Anderson gets his opposition to the mat 4.98 times per 15 minutes while Jan Blachowicz gets a takedown 1.18 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Anderson connects on 4.45 strikes/min and landing 46% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Jan Blachowicz, who tags his opponent on 49% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 3.44 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Michel Pereira is set to fight Diego Sanchez. Sanchez has a career record of 31-12-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 5' 10". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 72". Pereira stands 6' 1" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 23-10-0. The 26-year-old stretches 73". In the category of takedowns, Diego Sanchez defends against 47% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents down on 25% of his attempts. Pereira is taking his opponents down on 40% of the attempts he tries and is able to stop 100% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Sanchez is absorbing 2.91 strikes/min while he is connecting on 2.75 strikes/min. Pereira, notwithstanding, absorbs 3.93 strikes/min and is dealing 2.26 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nicco Montano (+130)
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