Valentina Shevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian MMA Betting Tips - 2/8/2020
Valentina Shevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Valentina Shevchenko will take on Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 in Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opener has Shevchenko coming in at -1135 while Chookagian is at +725.
Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko comes into this fight holding a mark of 18-3-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures 5' 5". The southpaw fighter reaches 66". Katlyn "Blonde Fighter" Chookagian stands 5' 9" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old reaches 68". Regarding significant strikes, Valentina Shevchenko connects on 3.02 per min and Katlyn Chookagian is connecting on 4.35 significant strikes per minute. Shevchenko connects on 49% of the significant strikes she tries while Chookagian is landing 32%. In terms of defending themselves, "Bullet" absorbs 2.16 significant strikes per min and "Blonde Fighter" takes 4.58. Shevchenko also thwarts 62% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Chookagian is able to stop 64% of the shots thrown in her direction.
When it comes to takedowns, Valentina Shevchenko is the more skilled grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 1.94 times per 3 rounds. Shevchenko is scoring a takedown on 51% of her tries and stopping 77% of all takedown attempts. Chookagian is getting her opponent to the mat on 10% of her takedown tries and thwarting 56% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Shevchenko is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 0.4 finishes per 15 min while Chookagian attempts 0.1 finishes per 3 rds.
The last time she fought, Valentina Shevchenko squared up with Liz Carmouche and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 5. Carmouche landed 132 of 191 of the strikes she let go in total for this contest. Shevchenko ended the night having landed 84 of 159 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Carmouche ended up landing 18 of 76, which gave her a rate of 23%. She ended up landing 1 of 40 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Shevchenko ended up landing 36% of the significant strikes she threw by landing 42 of 115. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she was 16 of 73 pointed at the head. 94% of the significant strikes connected on by Carmouche and 90% of them connected on by Shevchenko were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Katlyn Chookagian, she fought Jennifer Maia and wound up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Maia ended up connecting on 98% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Chookagian landed 100% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Chookagian connected on 40% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 73 of 180. She ended up connecting on 45 of 142 significant strikes aimed at the head. Maia ended up landing 58 of 231 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she ended up landing 31 of 193 aimed at the head. When discussing the strikes she fired off in this contest, Maia ended up connecting on 74 of 248 and Chookagian landed 109 of 217 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Lauren Murphy meets Andrea Lee. Murphy comes into this bout with a record of 11-4-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures in at 5' 5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Lee stands 5' 6" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 11-3-0. The 30-year-old reaches 69". In terms of takedowns, Lauren Murphy takes her opponents to the mat 0.89 times per 3 rds and Andrea Lee takes her opponents to the canvas 1.75 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Murphy connects on 3.53 strikes/minute and landing 38% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side we have Andrea Lee, who is landing 53% of the strikes she has attempted and connects for an average of 5.02 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Dominick Reyes is set to square up in the Octagon against Jon Jones. Jones holds a career record of 25-1-0. The 32-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and stands in at 6' 4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 84". Reyes measures 6' 4" and will fight at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 12-0-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 77". In terms of grappling, Jon Jones curbs 95% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 46% of the times he tries. Reyes is finishing his takedowns on 16% of his attempts and is able to deflect 84% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Jones takes 2.03 strikes per minute and he connects on 4.31 per minute. Reyes, at the same time, takes 2.24 strikes/min and connects on 5.03 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Valentina Shevchenko (-1135)
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