Roxanne Modafferi vs Maycee Barber UFC Picks & Predictions - 1/18/2020
Roxanne Modafferi vs Maycee Barber
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Roxanne Modafferi will face off with Maycee Barber at UFC 246 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The line has Modafferi coming in at +625 while Barber is coming in at -950.
Roxanne "The Happy Warrior" Modafferi will be looking to add a win to her career total of 23-17-0. The 37-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 69". Maycee "The Future" Barber stands 5' 5" and will fight at 125 lbs. The switch fighter has a career mark of 8-0-0. The 21-year-old extends her reach 65". Regarding significant strikes, Roxanne Modafferi is landing 3.30 per minute and Maycee Barber lands 8.32 significant strikes per min. Modafferi is landing 31% of the significant strikes she attempts and Barber is landing 61%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Happy Warrior" allows 5.31 significant strikes per min and "The Future" takes 4.02. Modafferi also prevents 54% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Barber is able to stop 48% of the shots thrown in her direction.
Concerning wrestling, Roxanne Modafferi is the more skilled grappler as she takes her opponents to the mat 1.51 times per 3 rds. Modafferi is scoring a takedown on 20% of the times she tries and defending 41% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Barber is scoring a takedown on 30% of her takedown tries and stopping 100% of the attempts against her. When it comes to going for the sub, Modafferi is the more apt fighter by trying 0.6 subs per 3 rounds while Barber attempts 0.3 subs per 3 rounds.
In her last bout, Roxanne Modafferi fought Jennifer Maia and ended up walking away in defeat by unanimous decision in round 3. Maia landed 111 of 205 of the strikes she threw in total in this fight. Modafferi finished this fight landing 76 of 161 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Maia landed 83 of 174, giving her a percentage of 47%. She finished the fight landing 72 of 158 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Modafferi landed 26% of her significant strikes by landing 29 of 110. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she landed 25 of 100 to the head. 78% of the significant strikes landed by Maia and 96% of them landed by Modafferi were thrown at a distance.
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In the last bout for Maycee Barber, she squared up with Gillian Robertson and got a win for the night via a punch to the head in round 1. Robertson ended up landing 91% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Barber connected on 44% of the significant strikes she took from distance. Barber landed 50% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 34 of 68. She ended up landing 31 of 65 significant strikes directed at the head. Robertson connected on 12 of 28 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she ended up landing 8 of 21 aimed at the head. In relation to total strikes that she let go in that fight, Robertson landed 15 of 31 while Barber connected on 40 of 74 of all the strikes she attempted.
Other fights to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Sabina Mazo squares up against JJ Aldrich. Mazo has a mark of 7-1-0. The 22-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures 5' 7". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Aldrich comes in at 5' 5" and weighs 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 8-3-0. The 27-year-old reaches 67". In terms of takedowns, Sabina Mazo gets a takedown 2.00 times per 3 rounds while JJ Aldrich takes her opponents to the mat 0.36 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Mazo lands an average of 5.73 strikes/minute and landing 54% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side we have JJ Aldrich, who connects on 40% of the strikes she attempts and connects for an average of 3.88 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Donald Cerrone is set to face off against Conor McGregor. McGregor holds a career mark of 21-4-0. The 31-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and stands in at 5' 9". The southpaw fighter reaches 74". Cerrone measures in at 6' 1" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 36-13-0. The 36-year-old reaches 73". In terms of wrestling, Conor McGregor is preventing 70% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is getting his opponent to the mat on 62% of his tries. Cerrone is taking his opponents down on 36% of his attempts and prevents 73% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With regard to striking, McGregor is absorbing 4.43 strikes per minute and he is dealing 5.27 strikes/min. Cerrone, on the other hand, absorbs 4.23 strikes per minute and connects on 4.34 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Roxanne Modafferi (+625)
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