Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige MMA Betting Tips - 2/8/2020
Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Mirsad Bektic will battle Dan Ige at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening odds have Bektic at -135 while Ige is coming in at +115.
Mirsad Bektic steps into the Octagon with a mark of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 70". Dan "Dynamite" Ige measures 5' 7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his total of 12-2-0. The 28-year-old stretches 71". When talking about significant strikes, Mirsad Bektic is landing 2.88 per minute while Dan Ige is landing 4.15 significant strikes per min. Bektic lands 42% of the significant strikes he throws and Ige lands 49%. In terms of the fighter's defense, Bektic takes 1.70 significant strikes per minute while "Dynamite" takes 3.07. Bektic also thwarts 60% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Ige is able to defend against 61% of the shots thrown.
Regarding takedowns, Mirsad Bektic is the more competent wrestler as he scores a takedown 3.38 times per 15 min. Bektic is getting his opponent to the mat on 53% of the times he tries and is stuffing 90% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Ige is scoring a takedown on 34% of his takedown attempts and is stuffing 54% of the attempts against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Bektic is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 submissions per 15 min while Ige tries 1.4 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Mirsad Bektic went up against Josh Emmett and ended up taking the loss by way of a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Emmett ended up landing 33 of 60 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Bektic ended the night having landed 10 of 65 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Emmett landed 27 of 52, which means his percentage was 51%. He ended up landing 22 of 43 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Bektic ended up landing 15% of his significant strikes by sticking 10 of 65. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 8 of 62 pointed at the head. 44% of the significant strikes landed by Emmett and 100% of them connected on by Bektic were thrown at a distance.
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In the last fight for Dan Ige, he fought Kevin Aguilar and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Aguilar ended up landing 63% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Ige ended up landing 61% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Ige landed 56% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 71 of 125. He ended up landing 52 of 102 significant strikes aimed at the head. Aguilar ended up connecting on 33 of 104 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 21 of 83 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Aguilar ended up landing 65 of 136 while Ige connected on 92 of 146 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Derrick Lewis enters the Octagon with Ilir Latifi. Lewis will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 22-7-0. The 34-year-old will fight at 260 lbs and stands 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 79". Latifi stands 5' 10" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 15-7-0. The 36-year-old has a reach of 73". In the grappling category, Derrick Lewis takes his opponents to the mat 0.52 times per 15 minutes while Ilir Latifi takes his opponents to the canvas 1.85 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Lewis is landing 2.63 strikes per minute and lands 49% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Ilir Latifi, who tags his opponent on 40% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 2.29 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Antonio Arroyo is set to fight Trevin Giles. Giles looks to add a victory to his career total of 11-2-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and measures in at 6' 0". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Arroyo stands in at 6' 3" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 9-3-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 73". In terms of grappling, Trevin Giles stops 72% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is scoring a takedown on 90% of the times he tries. Arroyo is taking his opponents down on 41% of the tries he takes and curbs 44% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Giles absorbs 1.36 strikes per minute while he is connecting on 3.25 per minute. Arroyo, on the contrary, takes 1.87 strikes/min and deals 3.12 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mirsad Bektic (-135)
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