Ryan Benoit vs Tyson Nam Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Ryan Benoit vs Tyson Nam
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Ryan Benoit will face off against Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, June 13, 2020. The moneyline has Benoit coming in at -115 while Nam is priced at -105.
Ryan "Baby Face" Benoit has a career record of 10-6-0. The 30-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Tyson Nam measures 5'7" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 18-11-1. The 36-year-old has a reach of 68". When talking about significant strikes, Ryan Benoit is landing 2.80 per min while Tyson Nam is connecting on 3.00 significant strikes per min. Benoit is landing 40% of the significant strikes he throws and Nam is connecting on 27%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Baby Face" takes 3.18 significant strikes per minute and Nam allows 5.80. Benoit also curbs 60% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Nam is able to stop 65% of the strikes thrown his way.
When it comes to takedowns, Ryan Benoit is the not as competent as a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.20 times per 3 rds. Benoit is scoring a takedown on 16% of his attempts and stuffing 64% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Nam is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 90% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Benoit is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.2 finishes per 15 minutes while Nam tries 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Ryan Benoit faced Heili Alateng and wound up walking away in defeat via split decision in round 3. Alateng ended up landing 72 of 160 total strikes attempted in that contest. Benoit ended the night having landed 84 of 145 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Alateng ended up landing 47 of 131, which gave him a rate of 35%. He landed 27 of 108 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Benoit ended up landing 53% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 68 of 128. Out of those significant strikes, he was 45 of 101 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Alateng and 77% of them connected on by Benoit were thrown at a distance.
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In the last bout for Tyson Nam, he went up against Kai Kara-France and took a loss on the night by unanimous decision in round 3. Kara-France ended up connecting on 92% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Nam landed 96% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Nam ended up landing 32% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 50 of 153. He ended up connecting on 34 of 131 significant strikes aimed at the head. Kara-France ended up connecting on 78 of 257 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 51 of 218 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown, Kara-France landed 78 of 257 while Nam landed 52 of 155 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Jordan Griffin battles Darrick Minner. 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". 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". When it comes to grappling, Jordan Griffin takes his opponents down 0.35 times per 3 rounds and Darrick Minner is able to score a takedown 1.65 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Griffin lands an average of 2.87 strikes/min and landing 48% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Darrick Minner, who connects on 55% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 2.30 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Cynthia Calvillo is set to face off against Jessica Eye. 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". Concerning grappling, Jessica Eye is able to defend against 59% of her opponents takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 45% of her tries. Calvillo is finishing her takedown tries on 43% of her tries and curbs 69% of all takedown tries against her. With regard to striking, Eye is taking 3.39 strikes per min while she is dealing 3.79 strikes per minute. Calvillo, moreover, is absorbing 3.54 strikes per min and lands 4.12 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tyson Nam (-105)
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