Neil Magny vs Jingliang Li UFC Picks & Predictions - 3/7/2020
Neil Magny vs Jingliang Li
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Neil Magny will take on Jingliang Li at UFC 248 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line has Magny coming in at +155 while Li is at -175.
Neil Magny comes into this bout holding a record of 21-8-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and stands in at 6' 3". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Jingliang "The Leech" Li comes in at 6' 0" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 17-5-0. The 31-year-old stretches 71". Concerning significant strikes, Neil Magny lands 3.86 per minute and Jingliang Li connects on 4.90 significant strikes per min. Magny connects on 46% of the significant strikes he throws and Li is landing 43%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, Magny takes 2.22 significant strikes per min and "The Leech" takes 3.55. Magny also prevents 56% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Li is able to stop 61% of the shots thrown his way.
Regarding wrestling, Neil Magny is the more capable wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 2.62 times per 3 rounds. Magny is finishing his takedown attempts on 46% of his attempts and thwarting 60% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Li is finishing his takedowns on 36% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 63% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Magny is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.3 subs per 15 minutes while Li tries 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
In his last bout, Neil Magny fought Santiago Ponzinibbio and ended up losing the fight via a punch to the head in round 4. Ponzinibbio ended up landing 81 of 179 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Magny finished this fight landing 72 of 251 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Ponzinibbio ended up landing 79 of 177, which gave him a rate of 44%. He landed 51 of 144 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Magny ended up landing 28% of his significant strikes by sticking 72 of 251. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 51 of 219 pointed at the head. 93% of the significant strikes landed by Ponzinibbio and 97% of them landed by Magny were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Jingliang Li, he faced off with Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and got a win for the night via a punch to the head in round 3. Santos ended up landing 94% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Li ended up landing 79% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Li landed 46% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 59 of 128. He landed 45 of 108 significant strikes aimed at the head. Santos ended up connecting on 54 of 160 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 23 of 114 to the head. Discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Santos ended up landing 55 of 162 while Li was 59 of 128 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Alex Oliveira goes up against Max Griffin. Oliveira will be looking to add a win to his record of 19-8-1. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 5' 11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 76". Griffin measures in at 5' 11" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 15-7-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 76". When it comes to grappling, Alex Oliveira is averaging a takedown 2.86 times per 3 rds and Max Griffin gets a takedown 1.89 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Oliveira connects on 2.90 strikes/minute and is landing 50% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Max Griffin, who is landing 49% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 4.22 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Jose Quinonez is set to face off with Sean O'Malley. O'Malley walks into the cage holding a record of 10-0-0. The 25-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 11". The switch fighter reaches 72". Quinonez measures in at 5' 8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 9-3-0. The 29-year-old reaches 69". In terms of wrestling, Sean O'Malley is stopping 61% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is finishing his takedown tries on 50% of the times he tries. Quinonez is taking his opponents to the mat on 45% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 50% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, O'Malley takes 4.06 strikes/minute and he is connecting on 6.75 strikes/min. Quinonez, on the contrary, absorbs 2.43 strikes per minute and lands 3.49 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jingliang Li (-175)
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