Charles Rosa vs Kevin Aguilar Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Charles Rosa vs Kevin Aguilar
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Charles Rosa will enter the Octagon with Kevin Aguilar at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The odds have Rosa coming in at +140 while Aguilar is coming in at -160.
Charles "Boston Strong" Rosa walks into the cage holding a record of 12-4-0. The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and comes in at 5'9". The switch fighter reaches 69". Kevin "Angel of Death" Aguilar stands 5'7" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 17-3-0. The 31-year-old stretches 73". In the category of significant strikes, Charles Rosa is landing 3.21 per minute while Kevin Aguilar is landing 3.73 significant strikes per minute. Rosa is landing 36% of the significant strikes he tries and Aguilar is landing 36%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Boston Strong" takes 3.96 significant strikes per min and "Angel of Death" allows 4.44. Rosa also curbs 47% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Aguilar is able to stop 52% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of takedowns, Charles Rosa is the better wrestler as he takes his opponents down 2.35 times per 3 rds. Rosa is getting his opponent to the mat on 34% of his tries and stuffing 40% of all takedown attempts. Aguilar is scoring a takedown on 50% of his takedown tries and is stopping 86% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Rosa is the more capable of the two fighters by going for 1.0 sub per 3 rounds while Aguilar attempts 0.3 subs per 15 minutes.
In his previous bout, Charles Rosa went up against Bryce Mitchell and wound up taking the loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Mitchell ended up landing 60 of 74 total strikes that he let go. Rosa walked away from this fight having landed 12 of 17 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Mitchell landed 40 of 49, which gave him a rate of 81%. He landed 27 of 36 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Rosa ended up landing 50% of his significant strikes by landing 5 of 10. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 2 of 7 to the head. 0% of the significant strikes landed by Mitchell and 80% of them connected on by Rosa were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Kevin Aguilar, he squared up with Zubaira Tukhugov and was defeated by way of a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Tukhugov ended up landing 53% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Aguilar ended up connecting on 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Aguilar connected on 32% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 9 of 28. He landed 4 of 22 significant strikes directed at the head. Tukhugov landed 28 of 36 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up landing 26 of 34 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes thrown in that contest, Tukhugov ended up connecting on 28 of 37 and Aguilar connected on 9 of 28 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Ryan Benoit squares up in the Octagon against Tyson Nam. Benoit will be looking to add a win to his career record of 10-6-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 68". Nam measures 5'7" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 18-11-1. The 36-year-old reaches 68". In terms of takedowns, Ryan Benoit is averaging a takedown 0.20 times per 3 rds and Tyson Nam takes his opponents to the mat 0.40 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Benoit connects on 2.80 strikes per minute and lands 40% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Tyson Nam, who tags his opponent on 27% of the strikes that he throws and is landing 3.00 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Darrick Minner is set to square up with Jordan Griffin. Griffin holds a mark of 18-7-0. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Minner stands in at 5'7" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 24-11-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 69". Regarding takedowns, Jordan Griffin thwarts 35% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents down on 20% of the times he tries. Minner is taking his opponents down on 33% of his tries and curbs 33% of all takedown tries against him. With regard to striking, Griffin absorbs 2.91 strikes per min while he is landing 2.87 strikes/min. Minner, at the same time, is absorbing 2.19 strikes/min and dishes out 2.30 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charles Rosa (+140)
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