Miles Johns vs Mario Bautista UFC Point Spread Picks - 2/8/2020
Miles Johns vs Mario Bautista
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Miles Johns will enter the Octagon against Mario Bautista at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening moneyline has Johns coming in at -130 while Bautista is priced at +110.
Miles "Chapo" Johns will be looking to add a win to his career total of 10-0-0. The 25-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 66". Mario Bautista stands in at 5' 9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 7-1-0. The 26-year-old reaches 69". When talking about significant strikes, Miles Johns is landing 3.47 per min while Mario Bautista is landing 7.45 significant strikes per minute. Johns is landing 53% of the significant strikes he throws while Bautista is connecting on 49%. When it comes to defending themselves, "Chapo" allows 2.30 significant strikes per min while Bautista absorbs 6.05. Johns also stops 60% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Bautista is able to curb 55% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of wrestling, Miles Johns is the more productive grappler as he gets a takedown 2.00 times per 3 rds. Johns is scoring a takedown on 66% of his attempts and is stopping 85% of the takedowns his opponents try. Bautista is scoring a takedown on 33% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 57% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Johns is the more skilled technician by attempting 0.4 subs per 3 rounds while Bautista attempts 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Miles Johns went up against Cole Smith and ended up getting the victory by split decision in round 3. Smith ended up landing 26 of 75 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Johns walked away from this fight having landed 63 of 104 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Smith ended up landing 11 of 57, giving him a percentage of 19%. He finished the fight landing 4 of 42 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Johns landed 47% of his significant strikes by connecting on 31 of 65. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 29 of 62 pointed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes landed by Smith and 64% of them landed by Johns were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Mario Bautista, he battled Jinsoo Son and ended up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Son ended up landing 82% of his significant strikes at distance while Bautista ended up connecting on 80% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Bautista connected on 52% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 129 of 248. He landed 92 of 198 significant strikes aimed at the head. Son connected on 95 of 200 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 74 of 172 aimed at the head. Regarding the strikes he fired off in this contest, Son connected on 106 of 213 while Bautista connected on 179 of 301 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Domingo Pilarte clashes with Journey Newson. Pilarte walks into the Octagon with a record of 8-2-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and stands in at 6' 0". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Newson stands in at 5' 5" and weighs 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 9-2-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 67". In terms of takedowns, Domingo Pilarte gets his opposition to the mat 2.06 times per 3 rds and Journey Newson takes his opponents down 0.4 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Pilarte connects for an average of 2.06 strikes/minute and is connecting on 51% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage you've got Journey Newson, who is landing 30% of his attempted strikes and connects on 2.53 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jonathan Martinez is set to clash with Andre Ewell. Ewell will be looking to add a win to his total of 15-6-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Martinez measures 5' 8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a record of 11-2-0. The 25-year-old extends his reach 70". Concerning grappling, Andre Ewell is able to thwart 61% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedowns on 50% of the times he tries. Martinez is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the tries he takes and is able to stop 33% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Ewell is absorbing 3.83 strikes/minute while he deals 3.32 strikes per min. Martinez, on the contrary, is taking 2.80 strikes/min and dishes out 3.42 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mario Bautista (+110)
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