Sean O'Malley vs Jose Quinonez UFC Point Spread Picks - 3/7/2020
Sean O'Malley vs Jose Quinonez
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Sean O'Malley will enter the Octagon against Jose Quinonez at UFC 248 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The moneyline has O'Malley priced at -300 while Quinonez is coming in at +250.
Sean "Sugar" 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". Jose "Teco" 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". With respect to significant strikes, Sean O'Malley connects on 6.75 per minute and Jose Quinonez connects on 3.49 significant strikes per minute. O'Malley is connecting on 56% of the significant strikes he attempts and Quinonez is landing 47%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Sugar" absorbs 4.06 significant strikes per min and "Teco" absorbs 2.43. O'Malley also thwarts 66% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Quinonez stops 68% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
When it comes to wrestling, Sean O'Malley is the not as competent as a grappler as he gets a takedown 1.31 times per 3 rds. O'Malley is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his attempts and stopping 61% of the takedowns his opponents try. Quinonez is finishing his takedown tries on 45% of his takedown tries and defending 50% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, O'Malley is the more capable fighter by going for 1.3 subs per 15 min while Quinonez tries 0.7 subs per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Sean O'Malley fought Andre Soukhamthath and wound up taking home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Soukhamthath landed 42 of 79 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. O'Malley ended the night having landed 73 of 121 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Soukhamthath landed 25 of 60, which means his percentage was 41%. He ended up landing 7 of 37 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, O'Malley ended up landing 56% of his significant strikes by connecting on 63 of 111. Of all the significant strikes, he was 41 of 83 pointed at the head. 64% of the significant strikes landed by Soukhamthath and 84% of them landed by O'Malley were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Jose Quinonez, he went up against Carlos Huachin and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Huachin ended up connecting on 93% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Quinonez ended up connecting on 66% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Quinonez landed 51% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 60 of 117. He ended up connecting on 36 of 80 significant strikes directed at the head. Huachin landed 32 of 115 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 22 of 84 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Huachin landed 37 of 121 while Quinonez ended up landing 71 of 130 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Mark Madsen takes on Austin Hubbard. Madsen looks to add a win to his career record of 9-0-0. The 35-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Hubbard stands 5' 10" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-3-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". In the grappling category, Mark Madsen takes his opponents to the mat 12.50 times per 3 rds and Austin Hubbard scores a takedown 1.50 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Madsen is connecting on 18.33 strikes per minute and connects on 75% of the strikes that he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Austin Hubbard, who lands 41% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 3.17 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Saparbek Safarov is set to fight Rodolfo Vieira. Vieira looks to add a win to his record of 6-0-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and measures 6' 0". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Safarov stands 6' 1" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 9-2-0. The 33-year-old has a reach of 78". In terms of grappling, Rodolfo Vieira stops 10% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents down on 42% of his tries. Safarov is finishing his takedowns on 41% of his attempts and is able to curb 90% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Vieira takes 2.33 strikes per min and he dishes out 1.91 per min. Safarov, in contrast, absorbs 3.10 strikes per minute and lands 4.29 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jose Quinonez (+250)
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