Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani UFC Point Spread Picks - 3/21/2020
Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhani
UFC Fight Night 171
The O2 Arena in London, England
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Mike Grundy will take on Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 171 in The O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The opener has Grundy coming in at -160 while Amirkhani is priced at +140.
Mike Grundy has a record of 12-1-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 5' 7". The orthodox fighter stretches 72". Makwan "Mr. Finland" Amirkhani comes in at 5' 10" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 15-4-0. The 31-year-old has a reach of 72". Concerning significant strikes, Mike Grundy is landing 3.40 per min and Makwan Amirkhani is landing 1.60 significant strikes per min. Grundy is connecting on 58% of the significant strikes he tries and Amirkhani lands 47%. Concerning their defense in the cage, Grundy takes 2.27 significant strikes per min and "Mr. Finland" takes 2.77. Grundy also stops 76% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Amirkhani thwarts 50% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
When it comes to grappling, Mike Grundy is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.55 times per 15 minutes. Grundy is scoring a takedown on 33% of the times he tries and is defending 100% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Amirkhani is taking his opponents down on 34% of his takedown tries and stopping 57% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding submission attempts, Grundy is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.4 subs per 3 rounds while Amirkhani attempts 1.5 subs per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Mike Grundy went up against Nad Narimani and ended up getting the victory via a punch to the head in round 2. Narimani ended up landing 22 of 95 total strikes attempted in that fight. Grundy finished this fight landing 36 of 59 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Narimani landed 22 of 95, which gave him a rate of 23%. He landed 16 of 82 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Grundy landed 58% of his significant strikes by connecting on 33 of 56. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 32 of 54 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Narimani and 60% of them landed by Grundy were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Makwan Amirkhani, he faced off with Shane Burgos and walked away in defeat via a punch to the body in round 3. Burgos ended up landing 37% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Amirkhani ended up connecting on 95% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Amirkhani connected on 45% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 22 of 48. He landed 21 of 46 significant strikes aimed at the head. Burgos landed 105 of 155 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 61 of 108 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that contest, Burgos ended up landing 161 of 217 while Amirkhani landed 23 of 49 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Molly McCann squares up against Ashlee Evans-Smith. McCann steps into the cage with a record of 10-2-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 4". The orthodox fighter reaches 62". Evans-Smith measures 5' 8" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 6-4-0. The 32-year-old extends her reach 67". In terms of takedowns, Molly McCann is able to score a takedown 2.59 times per 3 rounds while Ashlee Evans-Smith takes her opponents to the canvas 1.30 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, McCann connects for an average of 6.49 strikes per minute and is landing 49% of her attempted strikes. On the other side we have Ashlee Evans-Smith, who is landing 35% of the strikes she has thrown and connects on 4.86 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Leon Edwards is set to face off with Tyron Woodley. Woodley will be looking to add a win to his career total of 19-4-1. The 37-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and measures in at 5' 9". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Edwards measures in at 6' 2" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 18-3-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 74". Regarding wrestling, Tyron Woodley is able to deflect 92% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown attempts on 41% of the times he tries. Edwards is finishing his takedown tries on 31% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 70% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Woodley absorbs 2.58 strikes per min and he deals 2.50 per minute. Edwards, on the contrary, takes 2.05 strikes/min and lands 2.53 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Makwan Amirkhani (+140)
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