Marlon Vera vs Ray Borg Predictions, Picks, UFC 249 Odds
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Marlon Vera vs Ray Borg
Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, CA
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Marlon Vera will face off against Ray Borg at UFC 249 at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, CA on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The opener has Vera at +125 while Borg is priced at -145.
Marlon "Chito" Vera comes into this bout holding a record of 15-5-1. The 27-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The switch fighter extends his reach 70". Ray "The Tazmexican Devil" Borg measures 5'4" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 13-4-0. The 26-year-old stretches 63". Regarding significant strikes, Marlon Vera connects on 3.43 per minute while Ray Borg connects on 1.36 significant strikes per minute. Vera connects on 47% of the significant strikes he tries and Borg is connecting on 52%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Chito" takes 3.82 significant strikes per min while "The Tazmexican Devil" allows 1.68. Vera also defends against 53% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Borg curbs 46% of the strikes thrown his way.
Regarding grappling, Marlon Vera is the not as competent as a grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 0.76 times per 15 min. Vera is finishing his takedown attempts on 38% of the times he tries and stopping 68% of all takedowns attempted on him. Borg is finishing his takedown attempts on 51% of his takedown attempts and stopping 50% of the attempts against him. When it comes to subbing opponents, Vera is the more apt fighter by going for 1.4 finishes per 3 rounds while Borg goes for 1.1 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last fight, Marlon Vera squared up with Andre Ewell and wound up taking home the victory by an elbow to the head in round 3. Ewell ended up landing 67 of 148 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Vera walked away from this fight having landed 87 of 140 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Ewell ended up landing 50 of 131, giving him a percentage of 38%. He landed 38 of 112 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Vera ended up landing 60% of his significant strikes by landing 80 of 133. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 41 of 83 aimed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes connected on by Ewell and 63% of them connected on by Vera were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Ray Borg, he faced off with Rogerio Bontorin and took home the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Bontorin landed 33% of his significant strikes at distance while Borg ended up connecting on 5% of his significant strikes at distance. Borg ended up connecting on 77% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 35 of 45. He landed 35 of 44 significant strikes aimed at the head. Bontorin connected on 9 of 20 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 3 of 14 directed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Bontorin landed 24 of 35 and Borg was 60 of 74 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Michael Johnson encounters Khama Worthy. Johnson walks into the Octagon with a mark of 20-15-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 73". Worthy measures 5'11" and weighs 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 15-6-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 74". Regarding grappling, Michael Johnson is averaging a takedown 0.52 times per 3 rds while Khama Worthy is averaging a takedown 0.32 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Johnson is connecting on 4.22 strikes/minute and landing 37% out of all the strikes he attempts. Joining him in the Octagon is Khama Worthy, who lands 41% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 4.94 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Sam Alvey is set to enter the Octagon with Ryan Spann. Spann looks to add a win to his total of 17-5-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and stands 6'5". The orthodox fighter stretches 79". Alvey measures 6'2" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 33-13-0. The 33-year-old reaches 75". In terms of grappling, Ryan Spann defends against 60% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of the times he tries. Alvey is taking his opponents to the mat on 16% of the attempts he tries and prevents 82% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Spann absorbs 2.54 strikes/min while he deals 3.26 strikes/min. Alvey, on the contrary, is taking 3.20 strikes/minute and is dealing 3.05 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ray Borg (-145)
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