Rani Yahya vs Enrique Barzola UFC Point Spread Picks - 3/14/2020
Rani Yahya vs Enrique Barzola
UFC Fight Night 170
Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Rani Yahya will enter the Octagon against Enrique Barzola at UFC Fight Night 170 in Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The opening line has Yahya priced at +145 while Barzola is priced at -165.
Rani Yahya Yahya will be looking to add a win to his record of 26-10-0. The 35-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5' 6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 67". Enrique "El Fuerte" Barzola stands 5' 7" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 17-5-1. The 30-year-old extends his reach 70". Regarding significant strikes, Rani Yahya is connecting on 1.59 per min and Enrique Barzola is landing 3.93 significant strikes per minute. Yahya is landing 36% of the significant strikes he tries while Barzola connects on 39%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Yahya takes 1.61 significant strikes per min and "El Fuerte" absorbs 3.13. Yahya also prevents 52% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Barzola deflects 69% of the strikes thrown his way.
When it comes to wrestling, Rani Yahya is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents down 2.92 times per 15 minutes. Yahya is finishing his takedown attempts on 32% of his tries and stopping 22% of the takedowns his opponents try. Barzola is taking his opponents to the mat on 45% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 68% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Yahya is the more apt fighter by attempting 2.1 finishes per 15 min while Barzola attempts 0.2 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Rani Yahya fought Ricky Simon and ended up walking away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 3. Simon ended up landing 66 of 150 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Yahya finished this fight landing 52 of 195 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Simon ended up landing 54 of 137, which gave him a rate of 39%. He ended up landing 40 of 116 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Yahya ended up landing 25% of his significant strikes by connecting on 47 of 186. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 29 of 159 to the head. 70% of the significant strikes connected on by Simon and 100% of them landed by Yahya were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Enrique Barzola, he went up against Movsar Evloev and wound up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Evloev connected on 92% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Barzola ended up landing 82% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Barzola ended up connecting on 33% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 78 of 234. He connected on 48 of 189 significant strikes directed at the head. Evloev ended up connecting on 71 of 233 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 63 of 220 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he threw in that fight, Evloev was 78 of 244 while Barzola connected on 83 of 239 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Amanda Ribas encounters Randa Markos. Ribas will be looking to add a victory to her total of 8-1-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 115 lbs and comes in at 5' 3". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 66". Markos measures in at 5' 4" and will fight at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her career total of 10-8-1. The 34-year-old extends her reach 63". Regarding grappling, Amanda Ribas takes her opponents to the mat 2.71 times per 15 minutes and Randa Markos takes her opponents to the canvas 1.38 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Ribas tags his opponents 4.29 strikes/minute and is connecting on 38% of the strikes that she throws. Joining her in the Octagon is Randa Markos, who connects on 41% of the strikes she has attempted and is landing 3.01 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Maryna Moroz is set to take on Mayra Bueno Silva. Bueno Silva walks into the Octagon with a record of 6-0-0. The 28-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and measures 5' 6". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Moroz stands 5' 7" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 9-3-0. The 28-year-old reaches 67". In terms of grappling, Mayra Bueno Silva is thwarting 66% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 10% of the times she tries. Moroz is taking her opponents to the mat on 14% of the tries she takes and curbs 47% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Bueno Silva takes 2.24 strikes per minute while she lands 2.24 strikes per minute. Moroz, moreover, is absorbing 3.87 strikes/minute and connects on 3.25 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Enrique Barzola (-165)
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