Veronica Macedo vs Bea Malecki Expert UFC Picks - 3/14/2020
Veronica Macedo vs Bea Malecki
UFC Fight Night 170
Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Veronica Macedo will enter the Octagon against Bea Malecki at UFC Fight Night 170 in Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brazil on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The line has Macedo coming in at -210 while Malecki is priced at +175.
Veronica Macedo Macedo looks to add a win to her career record of 6-3-1. The 24-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and comes in at 5' 4". The southpaw fighter reaches 64". Bea Malecki Malecki stands in at 5' 9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 3-0-0. The 28-year-old reaches 74". Concerning significant strikes, Veronica Macedo is landing 1.90 per min while Bea Malecki is landing 2.72 significant strikes per min. Macedo lands 45% of the significant strikes she tries while Malecki connects on 26%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, Macedo allows 3.61 significant strikes per minute and Malecki allows 6.01. Macedo also defends 38% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Malecki is able to prevent 60% of the strikes thrown her way.
In the wrestling category, Veronica Macedo is the more skilled grappler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.80 times per 3 rounds. Macedo is scoring a takedown on 90% of her tries and defending 46% of the takedowns her opponents try. Malecki is getting her opponent to the mat on 10% of her takedown tries and thwarting 40% of all takedowns attempted by her opposition. In terms of subbing the opposition, Macedo is less likely to go for the finish by going for 0.8 finishes per 3 rounds while Malecki attempts 4.3 finishes per 15 min.
In her previous bout, Veronica Macedo squared up with Polyana Viana and ended up getting the win via an armbar in round 1. Viana ended up landing 1 of 3 total strikes that she threw in that fight. Macedo ended the night having landed 1 of 1 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Viana landed 1 of 3, which means her percentage was 33%. She landed 0 of 1 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Macedo landed 100% of her significant strikes by sticking 1 of 1. Of those significant strikes, she landed 0 of 0 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Viana and 100% of them landed by Macedo were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Bea Malecki, she battled Duda Santana and took home the win by rear naked choke in round 2. Santana connected on 95% of the significant strikes she took from distance and Malecki ended up connecting on 94% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Malecki ended up landing 26% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 19 of 71. She ended up connecting on 12 of 63 significant strikes directed at the head. Santana connected on 42 of 106 significant strikes in that contest. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she ended up landing 36 of 90 to the head. In regard to total strikes attempted in that contest, Santana ended up connecting on 48 of 112 while Malecki was 30 of 82 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Kevin Lee fights Charles Oliveira. Lee holds a career mark of 18-5-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 9". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Oliveira comes in at 5' 10" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 28-8-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 74". When it comes to wrestling, Kevin Lee scores a takedown 3.23 times per 3 rounds while Charles Oliveira scores a takedown 2.77 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Lee is connecting on 3.90 strikes per minute and landing 42% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Charles Oliveira, who lands 50% of the strikes he attempts and connects for an average of 3.21 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Gilbert Burns is set to fight Demian Maia. Maia has a career mark of 28-9-0. The 42-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and comes in at 6' 1". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Burns measures in at 5' 10" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 17-3-0. The 33-year-old stretches 71". Concerning wrestling, Demian Maia is able to prevent 61% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is getting his opponent to the mat on 25% of his tries. Burns is finishing his takedowns on 38% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 50% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Maia is absorbing 2.01 strikes per minute while he is dishing out 1.82 per minute. Burns, on the contrary, takes 3.05 strikes/minute and is dishing out 3.09 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Veronica Macedo (-210)
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