Jordan Griffin vs Darrick Minner Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Jordan Griffin vs Darrick Minner
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Jordan Griffin will face off with Darrick Minner at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The opener has Griffin at -210 while Minner is at +175.
Jordan "Native Psycho" Griffin holds a career record of 18-7-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 73". Darrick Minner stands 5'7" and will fight at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 24-11-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 69". In terms of significant strikes, Jordan Griffin lands 2.87 per minute while Darrick Minner lands 2.30 significant strikes per min. Griffin is connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he attempts and Minner connects on 55%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Native Psycho" allows 2.91 significant strikes per min and Minner allows 2.19. Griffin also defends against 48% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Minner thwarts 39% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of takedowns, Jordan Griffin is not as efficient of a wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.35 times per 15 minutes. Griffin is getting his opponent to the mat on 20% of his attempts and thwarting 35% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Minner is taking his opponents to the mat on 33% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 33% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Griffin is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 2.5 subs per 15 min while Minner attempts 3.3 subs per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Jordan Griffin faced TJ Brown and wound up getting the victory via a guillotine choke from bottom side control in round 2. Brown landed 91 of 119 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Griffin walked away from this fight having landed 20 of 28 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Brown ended up landing 32 of 47, which means his percentage was 68%. He finished the fight landing 26 of 39 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Griffin landed 65% of his significant strikes by landing 15 of 23. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 13 of 21 aimed at the head. 28% of the significant strikes landed by Brown and 60% of them landed by Griffin were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Darrick Minner, he fought Grant Dawson and ended up taking the loss by way of rear naked choke in round 2. Dawson connected on 6% of his significant strikes at distance while Minner landed 50% of his significant strikes at distance. Minner connected on 57% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 4 of 7. He connected on 1 of 3 significant strikes directed at the head. Dawson ended up connecting on 15 of 22 significant strikes in that fight. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 14 of 21 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Dawson connected on 42 of 52 while Minner was 26 of 29 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Jessica Eye enters the Octagon with Cynthia Calvillo. Eye will be looking to add a win to her record of 15-7-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 125 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 66". Calvillo comes in at 5'4" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her record of 8-1-1. The 32-year-old extends her reach 64". When it comes to grappling, Jessica Eye gets a takedown 0.46 times per 3 rds while Cynthia Calvillo takes her opponents to the canvas 1.83 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Eye lands an average of 3.79 strikes per minute and connecting on 38% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Cynthia Calvillo, who lands 43% of the strikes she has attempted and connects on 4.12 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Gina Mazany is set to enter the Octagon against Julia Avila. Avila walks into the Octagon with a mark of 7-1-0. The 32-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Mazany measures 5'6" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a win to her career total of 6-3-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 68". Concerning wrestling, Julia Avila defends against 50% of the takedowns her opponents try and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 10% of her tries. Mazany is taking her opponents down on 77% of her tries and is able to thwart 20% of all takedown attempts. In the category of striking, Avila is taking 2.20 strikes/minute and she is dealing 3.27 strikes/minute. Mazany, in contrast, is taking 2.84 strikes per min and dishes out 2.72 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Jordan Griffin (-210)
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