Montana De La Rosa vs Mara Romero Borella UFC Picks & Predictions - 2/15/2020
Montana De La Rosa vs Mara Romero Borella
UFC Fight Night 167
Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Montana De La Rosa will face off against Mara Romero Borella at UFC Fight Night 167 in Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line has Rosa at -170 while Borella is priced at +150.
Montana De La Rosa will be looking to add a win to her record of 10-5-0. The 24-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and stands 5' 7". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Mara "Maravilha" Romero Borella measures 5' 6" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a record of 12-6-0. The 33-year-old reaches 69". When talking about significant strikes, Montana De La Rosa is landing 2.49 per minute while Mara Romero Borella connects on 2.98 significant strikes per minute. De La Rosa is landing 31% of the significant strikes she attempts while Romero Borella lands 35%. In terms of defending themselves, De La Rosa allows 3.28 significant strikes per min and "Maravilha" absorbs 2.87. De La Rosa also defends against 47% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Romero Borella defends against 73% of the strikes thrown her way.
In terms of grappling, Montana De La Rosa is the more competent grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 2.69 times per 15 minutes. De La Rosa is finishing her takedown attempts on 33% of her tries and is stuffing 50% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Romero Borella is getting her opponent to the mat on 41% of her takedown tries and defending 66% of the attempts against her. When it comes to submission attempts, De La Rosa is the more experienced submission fighter by attempting 2.3 finishes per 3 rds while Romero Borella looks to get 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
In her previous fight, Montana De La Rosa faced Andrea Lee and wound up losing the fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Lee landed 82 of 135 of the strikes she threw in total in this fight. Rosa walked away from this fight having landed 40 of 136 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Lee ended up landing 73 of 126, which means her percentage was 57%. She landed 38 of 84 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Rosa ended up landing 13% of her significant strikes by sticking 14 of 107. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she connected on 9 of 96 to the head. 58% of the significant strikes landed by Lee and 78% of them landed by Rosa were done at a distance.
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In the last bout for Mara Romero Borella, she faced off with Lauren Murphy and ended up walking away in defeat by a knee to the head in round 3. Murphy connected on 70% of her significant strikes at distance while Borella landed 100% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Borella ended up connecting on 30% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 22 of 72. She connected on 16 of 62 significant strikes to the head. Murphy ended up landing 24 of 123 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she landed 20 of 117 to the head. Relating to total strikes thrown in that contest, Murphy ended up landing 35 of 144 while Borella ended up landing 35 of 87 total strikes.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Macy Chiasson takes on Nicco Montano. 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". 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 grappling category, Macy Chiasson gets a takedown 0.2 times per 3 rds while Nicco Montano takes her opponents to the mat 2.25 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Chiasson is landing 3.76 strikes per min and is connecting on 55% of the strikes that she throws. Joining her in the Octagon is Nicco Montano, who connects on 41% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 5.60 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Jan Blachowicz is set to meet Corey Anderson. 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". When it comes to takedowns, Corey Anderson defends against 83% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedowns on 50% of the times he tries. Blachowicz is taking his opponents down on 52% of the tries he takes and is able to thwart 65% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Anderson absorbs 2.18 strikes per min and he is landing 4.45 per minute. Blachowicz, at the same time, is absorbing 2.76 strikes per minute and lands 3.44 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montana De La Rosa (-170)
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