Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik Predictions, Picks, UFC 249 Odds
Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Francis Ngannou will face off against Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The odds have Ngannou coming in at -275 while Rozenstruik is at +235.
Francis "The Predator" Ngannou steps into the Octagon holding a record of 14-3-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 250 lbs and measures 6'4". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 83". Jairzinho "Bigi Boy" Rozenstruik measures 6'4" and is fighting at 242 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 10-0-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 78". Regarding significant strikes, Francis Ngannou connects on 2.15 per minute while Jairzinho Rozenstruik lands 3.72 significant strikes per minute. Ngannou connects on 37% of the significant strikes he throws while Rozenstruik is landing 46%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Predator" allows 1.97 significant strikes per minute and "Bigi Boy" absorbs 3.05. Ngannou also stops 48% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Rozenstruik is able to stop 32% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In the grappling category, Francis Ngannou is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.43 times per 15 min. Ngannou is finishing his takedown attempts on 10% of his tries and is stopping 71% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Rozenstruik is finishing his takedown tries on 15% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 75% of the attempts against him. Regarding submissions, Ngannou is the more experienced submission fighter by going for 0.5 subs per 3 rounds while Rozenstruik attempts 0.2 subs per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Francis Ngannou faced Junior Dos Santos and took home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Santos ended up landing 4 of 6 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Ngannou walked away from this fight having landed 9 of 19 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Santos landed 4 of 6, which means his percentage was 66%. He finished the fight landing 1 of 3 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Ngannou ended up landing 47% of his significant strikes by landing 9 of 19. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 5 of 14 pointed at the head. 90% of the significant strikes connected on by Santos and 55% of them landed by Ngannou were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Jairzinho Rozenstruik, he squared up with Alistair Overeem and wound up taking home the victory by a punch to the head in round 5. Overeem ended up landing 62% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Rozenstruik connected on 76% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Rozenstruik ended up landing 42% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 89 of 209. He ended up landing 57 of 169 significant strikes directed at the head. Overeem connected on 74 of 105 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 48 of 76 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes thrown in that contest, Overeem was 101 of 135 and Rozenstruik ended up connecting on 109 of 229 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Jeremy Stephens squares up with Calvin Kattar. Stephens steps into the cage holding a record of 28-17-0. The 33-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 71". Kattar comes in at 5'11" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 20-4-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 72". In terms of takedowns, Jeremy Stephens scores a takedown 1.18 times per 15 min and Calvin Kattar takes his opponents down 0.47 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Stephens lands an average of 3.09 strikes/minute and is landing 40% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Calvin Kattar, who is landing 41% of the strikes he has thrown and connects for an average of 5.12 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Yorgan De Castro is set to face off with Greg Hardy. Hardy looks to add a win to his career record of 5-2-0. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 265 lbs and measures in at 6'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 80". De Castro comes in at 6'0" and weighs in at 250 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 6-0-0. The 33-year-old stretches 74". In terms of grappling, Greg Hardy is able to deflect 83% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 5% of his attempts. De Castro is taking his opponents down on 10% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 75% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Hardy absorbs 3.21 strikes per min while he connects on 4.77 per minute. De Castro, at the same time, is taking 1.40 strikes per min and is dealing 3.58 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Francis Ngannou (-275)
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