Ben Rothwell vs Ovince Saint Preux Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Ben Rothwell vs Ovince Saint Preux
UFC Fight Night 173
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Ben Rothwell will face off against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 173 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The line has Rothwell at +130 while Preux is at -150.
Ben Rothwell has a mark of 37-12-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 265 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 78". Ovince Saint Preux stands in at 6'3" and is weighing in at 230 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 24-13-0. The 37-year-old has a wingspan of 80". When talking about significant strikes, Ben Rothwell is connecting on 3.34 per min while Ovince Saint Preux is landing 2.59 significant strikes per minute. Rothwell is landing 42% of the significant strikes he attempts while Saint Preux is landing 46%. In terms of defending in the cage, Rothwell takes 4.58 significant strikes per minute and Saint Preux takes 2.86. Rothwell also deflects 46% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way while Saint Preux is able to curb 44% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning wrestling, Ben Rothwell is the lesser skilled grappler as he takes his opponents down 0.66 times per 3 rounds. Rothwell is taking his opponents to the canvas on 33% of the times he tries and is stopping 69% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Saint Preux is taking his opponents down on 40% of his takedown tries and is defending 65% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Rothwell is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.3 submissions per 15 minutes while Saint Preux goes for 0.6 submissions per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Ben Rothwell fought Stefan Struve and ended up winning this fight by punches to the head in round 2. Struve landed 63 of 87 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Rothwell finished this fight landing 71 of 114 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Struve ended up landing 53 of 77, which gave him a percentage of 68%. He ended up landing 18 of 39 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Rothwell landed 57% of his significant strikes by connecting on 58 of 101. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 41 of 83 pointed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes connected on by Struve and 56% of them landed by Rothwell were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Ovince Saint Preux, he fought Michal Oleksiejczuk and ended up winning this fight by way of a choke hold from side control in round 2. Oleksiejczuk landed 86% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Preux ended up landing 78% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Preux landed 29% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 14 of 48. He landed 5 of 36 significant strikes aimed at the head. Oleksiejczuk connected on 37 of 78 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 23 of 59 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Oleksiejczuk connected on 39 of 80 while Preux ended up connecting on 20 of 54 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Alexander Hernandez battles Drew Dober. Hernandez steps into the cage holding a record of 11-2-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Dober measures in at 5'8" and will fight at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 22-9-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In terms of takedowns, Alexander Hernandez scores a takedown 1.52 times per 15 minutes and Drew Dober scores a takedown 0.95 times per 15 min. In terms of striking, Hernandez connects for an average of 3.07 strikes/minute and connecting on 41% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is Drew Dober, who is landing 40% of his attempted strikes and is landing 4.51 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Ray Borg is set to meet Ricky Simon. Simon walks into the Octagon with a mark of 15-3-0. The 27-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter stretches 69". Borg comes in at 5'4" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 13-4-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 63". In the category of takedowns, Ricky Simon is preventing 71% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 49% of his tries. Borg is taking his opponents down on 51% of his attempts and is able to defend against 50% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Simon absorbs 3.79 strikes per minute and he lands 2.96 strikes per min. Borg, on the contrary, takes 1.68 strikes/minute and dishes out 1.36 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ovince Saint Preux (-150)
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