Tyron Woodley vs Leon Edwards UFC Predictions & Tips - 3/21/2020
Tyron Woodley vs Leon Edwards
UFC Fight Night 171
The O2 Arena in London, England
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Tyron Woodley will face off with Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 171 in The O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The opening line has Woodley priced at +125 while Edwards is priced at -145.
Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley will be looking to add a win to his career total of 19-4-1. The 37-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and measures in at 5' 9". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Leon "Rocky" Edwards measures in at 6' 2" and weighs in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 18-3-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 74". In terms of significant strikes, Tyron Woodley is landing 2.50 per min and Leon Edwards is landing 2.53 significant strikes per minute. Woodley is connecting on 49% of the significant strikes he tries while Edwards is landing 47%. Regarding defending, "The Chosen One" takes 2.58 significant strikes per min while "Rocky" absorbs 2.05. Woodley also defends 57% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Edwards is able to prevent 55% of them.
Regarding grappling, Tyron Woodley is the not as competent as a wrestler as he gets a takedown 1.21 times per 15 minutes. Woodley is getting his opponent to the mat on 41% of his attempts and stuffing 92% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Edwards is finishing his takedowns on 31% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 70% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Woodley is the more capable of the two fighters by going for 0.5 finishes per 15 min while Edwards attempts 0.4 finishes per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Tyron Woodley fought Kamaru Usman and walked away with a loss by unanimous decision in round 5. Usman ended up landing 336 of 390 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Woodley ended the night having landed 60 of 79 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Usman ended up landing 141 of 194, giving him a percentage of 72%. He finished the fight landing 56 of 104 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Woodley ended up landing 66% of his significant strikes by connecting on 34 of 51. Out of those significant strikes, he was 12 of 28 aimed at the head. 19% of the significant strikes connected on by Usman and 29% of them landed by Woodley were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Leon Edwards, he went up against Rafael Dos Anjos and wound up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 5. Anjos landed 100% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Edwards ended up landing 83% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Edwards ended up landing 42% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 92 of 215. He ended up connecting on 72 of 189 significant strikes directed at the head. Anjos connected on 81 of 169 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 41 of 115 to the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Anjos was 129 of 219 and Edwards ended up landing 113 of 244 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Danny Roberts opposes Nicolas Dalby. Roberts looks to add a victory to his career total of 17-5-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 170 lbs and stands in at 6' 1". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 74". Dalby measures 5' 11" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 18-3-1. The 35-year-old extends his reach 74". In terms of takedowns, Danny Roberts takes his opponents to the mat 0.18 times per 15 min while Nicolas Dalby takes his opponents down 1.80 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Roberts lands an average of 3.41 strikes/min and is connecting on 44% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Nicolas Dalby, who lands 38% of the strikes he has tried and is landing 3.03 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Kevin Holland is set to square up with Jack Marshman. Marshman walks into the cage with a mark of 23-9-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and measures 6' 0". The orthodox fighter reaches 73". Holland stands 6' 3" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 16-5-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 81". In the category of takedowns, Jack Marshman is able to thwart 20% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is getting his opponent to the mat on 10% of his attempts. Holland is finishing his takedowns on 43% of his tries and defends against 48% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Marshman is absorbing 3.54 strikes per min and he deals 2.64 strikes per min. Holland, on the contrary, absorbs 2.58 strikes/min and is connecting on 4.16 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tyron Woodley (+125)
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