Jordan Espinosa vs Mark De La Rosa Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Jordan Espinosa vs Mark De La Rosa
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Jordan Espinosa will enter the Octagon against Mark De La Rosa at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The opening line has Espinosa coming in at -155 while Rosa is priced at +135.
Jordan Espinosa will be looking to add a victory to his total of 14-7-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Mark "Bumblebee" De La Rosa measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 11-4-0. The 25-year-old stretches 65". Regarding significant strikes, Jordan Espinosa lands 4.25 per minute and Mark De La Rosa is connecting on 3.28 significant strikes per minute. Espinosa is connecting on 55% of the significant strikes he tries while De La Rosa is landing 36%. Regarding defense, Espinosa takes 3.00 significant strikes per minute and "Bumblebee" absorbs 4.26. Espinosa also curbs 56% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and De La Rosa is able to deflect 53% of the shots thrown his way.
Regarding grappling, Jordan Espinosa is averaging more takedowns in the cage as he gets a takedown 0.85 times per 3 rounds. Espinosa is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of his attempts and is stuffing 83% of all takedown tries against him. De La Rosa is getting his opponent to the mat on 15% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 42% of the tries against him. Regarding submission attempts, Espinosa is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds while De La Rosa looks to get 0.2 submissions per 3 rds.
The last time he fought, Jordan Espinosa went up against Alex Perez and was on the losing end of this fight via an arm triangle from half guard in round 1. Perez landed 16 of 23 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Espinosa ended the night having landed 2 of 13 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Perez landed 2 of 9, which gave him a percentage of 22%. He finished the fight landing 0 of 6 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Espinosa ended up landing 15% of his significant strikes by connecting on 2 of 13. Of those significant strikes, he was 1 of 9 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Perez and 100% of them landed by Espinosa were done at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Mark De La Rosa, he battled Raulian Paiva and took a loss on the night via a punch to the head in round 2. Paiva ended up connecting on 83% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Rosa connected on 97% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Rosa landed 36% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 45 of 124. He connected on 21 of 91 significant strikes directed at the head. Paiva ended up connecting on 54 of 126 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, he landed 33 of 98 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that contest, Paiva ended up landing 67 of 139 and Rosa ended up landing 45 of 124 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Charles Rosa goes up against Kevin Aguilar. Rosa looks to add a win to his career total of 12-4-0. The 33-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and measures 5'9". The switch fighter has a reach of 69". Aguilar measures in at 5'7" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-3-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 73". In terms of takedowns, Charles Rosa is able to score a takedown 2.35 times per 15 minutes while Kevin Aguilar takes his opponents to the canvas 0.24 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Rosa is connecting on 3.21 strikes per min and lands 36% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Kevin Aguilar, who tags the opposition on 36% of the strikes he attempts and is connecting on 3.73 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Tyson Nam is set to fight Ryan Benoit. Benoit looks to add a win to his career record of 10-6-0. The 30-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Nam measures in at 5'7" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 18-11-1. The 36-year-old stretches 68". In terms of grappling, Ryan Benoit curbs 64% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is getting his opponent to the mat on 16% of the times he tries. Nam is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of his attempts and deflects 90% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Benoit is absorbing 3.18 strikes per min while he lands 2.80 strikes per minute. Nam, on the other side, absorbs 5.80 strikes/minute and is connecting on 3.00 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mark De La Rosa (+135)
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