Josh Emmett vs Shane Burgos Predictions, Picks, UFC on ESPN 11 Odds
Josh Emmett vs Shane Burgos
UFC on ESPN 11
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Josh Emmett will battle Shane Burgos at UFC on ESPN 11 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The opening line has Emmett coming in at +115 while Burgos is coming in at -135.
Josh Emmett looks to add a victory to his record of 15-2-0. The 35-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Shane "Hurricane" Burgos measures in at 5'11" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 13-1-0. The 29-year-old stretches 75". Concerning significant strikes, Josh Emmett connects on 3.63 per minute while Shane Burgos connects on 7.09 significant strikes per minute. Emmett connects on 36% of the significant strikes he tries while Burgos lands 50%. Regarding defending in the cage, Emmett takes 3.26 significant strikes per min and "Hurricane" allows 5.34. Emmett also thwarts 67% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Burgos thwarts 62% of the shots thrown in his direction.
When it comes to wrestling, Josh Emmett is the more productive grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.50 times per 15 min. Emmett is getting his opponent to the mat on 45% of his tries and stopping 50% of the takedowns his opponents try. Burgos is taking his opponents to the canvas on 90% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 90% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of submission attempts, Emmett is the more experienced submission fighter by trying 0.3 subs per 3 rds while Burgos tries 0.2 subs per 15 minutes.
In his last fight, Josh Emmett fought Mirsad Bektic and ended up getting the win via a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Bektic ended up landing 10 of 65 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Emmett walked away from this fight having landed 33 of 60 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Bektic ended up landing 10 of 65, which gave him a percentage of 15%. He finished the fight landing 8 of 62 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Emmett ended up landing 51% of his significant strikes by connecting on 27 of 52. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 22 of 43 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Bektic and 44% of them landed by Emmett were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Shane Burgos, he went up against Makwan Amirkhani and wound up taking home the victory by way of a punch to the body in round 3. Amirkhani connected on 95% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Burgos ended up connecting on 37% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Burgos ended up connecting on 67% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 105 of 155. He ended up landing 61 of 108 significant strikes to the head. Amirkhani ended up landing 22 of 48 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 21 of 46 to the head. In regard to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Amirkhani connected on 23 of 49 while Burgos was 161 of 217 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Belal Muhammad squares up with Lyman Good. Muhammad steps into the Octagon holding a record of 16-3-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Good comes in at 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 21-5-0. The 35-year-old stretches 74". In terms of takedowns, Belal Muhammad takes his opponents down 2.15 times per 3 rounds while Lyman Good is averaging a takedown 0.38 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Muhammad tags his opponents 4.37 strikes/min and is landing 41% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Lyman Good, who tags his opponent on 49% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 5.32 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Roosevelt Roberts is set to square up in the Octagon with Jim Miller. Miller will be looking to add a victory to his total of 31-14-0. The 36-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and measures 5'8". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 71". Roberts measures in at 6'2" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career record of 10-1-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 73". Concerning wrestling, Jim Miller is able to curb 46% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is scoring a takedown on 41% of the times he tries. Roberts is taking his opponents to the mat on 57% of his attempts and is able to stop 58% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Miller is absorbing 3.02 strikes/min while he lands 2.83 strikes per minute. Roberts, notwithstanding, is taking 2.26 strikes/min and is landing 3.12 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Shane Burgos (-135)
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