Merab Dvalishvili vs Ray Borg Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Merab Dvalishvili vs Ray Borg
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Merab Dvalishvili will battle Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The odds have Dvalishvili at -360 while Borg is at +300.
Merab "The Machine" Dvalishvili walks into the Octagon with a mark of 10-4-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 68". Ray "The Tazmexican Devil" Borg measures in at 5'4" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 13-5-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 63". Regarding significant strikes, Merab Dvalishvili connects on 3.84 per minute while Ray Borg lands 1.52 significant strikes per min. Dvalishvili lands 37% of the significant strikes he attempts while Borg lands 52%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "The Machine" allows 2.36 significant strikes per minute and "The Tazmexican Devil" takes 1.93. Dvalishvili also curbs 57% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Borg is able to prevent 48% of the shots thrown.
When it comes to wrestling, Merab Dvalishvili is the better wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 7.80 times per 15 minutes. Dvalishvili is finishing his takedown attempts on 45% of his tries and is stuffing 80% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Borg is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of his takedown attempts and is stuffing 46% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Dvalishvili is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.2 subs per 15 min while Borg goes for 1.0 finish per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Merab Dvalishvili squared up with Casey Kenney and wound up getting the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Kenney landed 47 of 120 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Dvalishvili walked away from this fight having landed 114 of 241 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Kenney ended up landing 45 of 118, giving him a percentage of 38%. He ended up landing 22 of 87 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Dvalishvili landed 34% of his significant strikes by connecting on 63 of 181. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 30 of 137 to the head. 93% of the significant strikes landed by Kenney and 68% of them landed by Dvalishvili were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Ray Borg, he battled Ricky Simon and was defeated by way of split decision in round 3. Simon landed 80% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Borg connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Borg ended up landing 51% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 47 of 91. He ended up landing 33 of 71 significant strikes aimed at the head. Simon ended up connecting on 67 of 144 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he landed 44 of 115 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that contest, Simon ended up connecting on 93 of 170 while Borg ended up landing 53 of 98 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Andre Fili fights Charles Jourdain. Fili looks to add a victory to his record of 20-7-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures 5'11". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 74". Jourdain comes in at 5'9" and weighs 145 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 10-2-0. The 24-year-old extends his reach 69". In terms of takedowns, Andre Fili takes his opponents down 2.49 times per 15 min while Charles Jourdain is averaging a takedown 0.40 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Fili connects on 4.00 strikes per min and connects on 37% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Charles Jourdain, who lands 43% of the strikes he has tried and is connecting on 4.85 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Mark De La Rosa is set to face off against Jordan Espinosa. 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". 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". When it comes to takedowns, Jordan Espinosa is able to curb 83% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is finishing his takedown attempts on 20% of his tries. De La Rosa is taking his opponents down on 15% of the attempts he tries and is able to thwart 42% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Espinosa absorbs 3.00 strikes/min while he is connecting on 4.25 per minute. De La Rosa, on the contrary, is absorbing 4.26 strikes/minute and connects on 3.28 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ray Borg (+300)
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