Michael Johnson vs Khama Worthy Predictions, Picks, UFC 249 Odds
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Michael Johnson vs Khama Worthy
Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, CA
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Michael Johnson will battle Khama Worthy at UFC 249 at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, CA on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The moneyline has Johnson coming in at -225 while Worthy is coming in at +185.
Michael "The Menace" 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". Khama "The Death Star" 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". With respect to significant strikes, Michael Johnson lands 4.22 per min and Khama Worthy lands 4.94 significant strikes per minute. Johnson connects on 37% of the significant strikes he tries while Worthy lands 41%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The Menace" takes 3.92 significant strikes per minute while "The Death Star" absorbs 3.53. Johnson also defends 58% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Worthy deflects 44% of them.
Concerning grappling, Michael Johnson is the more efficient wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.52 times per 3 rounds. Johnson is finishing his takedown attempts on 45% of his attempts and is defending 78% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Worthy is taking his opponents down on 10% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 10% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Johnson is the more skilled fighter by trying 0.8 subs per 3 rds while Worthy looks to get 0.4 subs per 3 rounds.
The last time he fought, Michael Johnson fought Stevie Ray and walked away with a loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Ray landed 104 of 207 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Johnson finished this fight landing 81 of 176 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Ray landed 85 of 188, which gave him a rate of 45%. He ended up landing 59 of 156 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Johnson landed 45% of his significant strikes by landing 78 of 173. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 46 of 134 pointed at the head. 67% of the significant strikes landed by Ray and 98% of them connected on by Johnson were tallied at distance.
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In the last fight for Khama Worthy, he fought Devonte Smith and wound up getting the victory by a punch to the head in round 1. Smith ended up landing 96% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Worthy ended up landing 85% of his significant strikes at distance. Worthy ended up landing 41% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 21 of 51. He ended up landing 9 of 30 significant strikes to the head. Smith connected on 15 of 27 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 3 of 13 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown, Smith landed 15 of 27 and Worthy connected on 21 of 51 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Ryan Spann meets Sam Alvey. 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". Regarding grappling, Ryan Spann takes his opponents to the canvas 0.60 times per 3 rds and Sam Alvey is able to score a takedown 0.09 times per 15 min. Regarding striking, Spann is connecting on 3.26 strikes per min and landing 43% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Sam Alvey, who tags his opponent on 44% of his attempted strikes and is connecting on 3.05 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Sarah Moras is set to clash with Sijara Eubanks. Eubanks walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 5-4-0. The 34-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and comes in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Moras comes in at 5'7" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 6-6-0. The 31-year-old extends her reach 67". Regarding wrestling, Sijara Eubanks is preventing 63% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 44% of her tries. Moras is taking her opponents to the mat on 23% of her tries and deflects 37% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Eubanks is absorbing 3.42 strikes per min while she is landing 4.77 per min. Moras, on the other side, is taking 3.17 strikes per min and is connecting on 2.04 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michael Johnson (-225)
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