Sara McMann vs Lina Lansberg UFC Picks & Predictions - 1/25/2020
Sara McMann vs Lina Lansberg
UFC Fight Night 166
PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sara McMann will face off against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 166 in PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening moneyline has McMann coming in at -150 while Lansberg is priced at +130.
Sara McMann will be looking to add a win to her record of 11-5-0. The 39-year-old weighs 135 lbs and stands 5' 6". The orthodox fighter reaches 66". Lina "Elbow Queen" Lansberg stands 5' 7" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her record of 10-4-0. The 37-year-old extends her reach 65". In terms of significant strikes, Sara McMann is connecting on 2.37 per minute and Lina Lansberg is connecting on 3.21 significant strikes per min. McMann is connecting on 44% of the significant strikes she tries and Lansberg is connecting on 57%. When it comes to defending themselves, McMann absorbs 2.06 significant strikes per minute while "Elbow Queen" takes 3.90. McMann also stops 47% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while Lansberg is able to curb 45% of the strikes thrown her way.
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When it comes to wrestling, Sara McMann is averaging more takedowns in the cage as she takes her opponents to the canvas 4.67 times per 15 min. McMann is scoring a takedown on 64% of her tries and stuffing 66% of the takedowns her opponents try. Lansberg is getting her opponent to the mat on 33% of the takedowns she tries and stopping 52% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Regarding going for the sub, McMann is the more capable fighter by attempting 0.5 subs per 3 rounds while Lansberg attempts 0.2 subs per 15 min.
The last time she stepped into the Octagon, Sara McMann went up against Marion Reneau and took a loss on the night via a triangle choke in round 2. Reneau landed 37 of 55 total strikes that she let go in that contest. McMann finished this fight landing 76 of 120 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Reneau ended up landing 23 of 39, which gave her a percentage of 58%. She finished the fight landing 23 of 38 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, McMann landed 18% of her significant strikes by sticking 9 of 49. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, she landed 5 of 42 pointed at the head. 47% of the significant strikes connected on by Reneau and 66% of them landed by McMann were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Lina Lansberg, she battled Macy Chiasson and wound up taking home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Chiasson connected on 15% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance while Lansberg ended up connecting on 9% of her significant strikes at distance. Lansberg landed 53% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 21 of 39. She ended up connecting on 18 of 36 significant strikes directed at the head. Chiasson landed 26 of 47 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 4 of 22 to the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Chiasson connected on 58 of 94 and Lansberg was 49 of 91 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Curtis Blaydes goes up against Junior Dos Santos. Blaydes looks to add a victory to his career record of 12-2-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 265 lbs and stands in at 6' 4". The orthodox fighter stretches 80". Dos Santos measures in at 6' 4" and will fight at 238 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 21-6-0. The 35-year-old has a reach of 77". When it comes to grappling, Curtis Blaydes takes his opponents to the canvas 7.05 times per 3 rds and Junior Dos Santos is able to score a takedown 0.33 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Blaydes tags his opponents 3.69 strikes per minute and lands 51% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Junior Dos Santos, who lands 48% of his attempted strikes and connects on 4.76 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Michael Chiesa is set to enter the Octagon with Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos walks into the Octagon with a mark of 29-12-0. The 35-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and stands in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 70". Chiesa measures 6' 1" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a career record of 16-4-0. The 32-year-old stretches 75". Regarding wrestling, Rafael Dos Anjos thwarts 60% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is scoring a takedown on 39% of his attempts. Chiesa is taking his opponents to the mat on 48% of his attempts and is able to prevent 66% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Dos Anjos is taking 3.28 strikes per minute and he lands 3.57 strikes per min. Chiesa, on the other hand, absorbs 2.09 strikes per min and dishes out 2.28 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sara McMann (-150)
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