Ricky Simon vs Ray Borg Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Ricky Simon vs Ray Borg
UFC Fight Night 173
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Ricky Simon will enter the Octagon against Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night 173 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The opening odds have Simon at -154 while Borg is priced at +126.
Ricky 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". Ray "The Tazmexican Devil" 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". With respect to significant strikes, Ricky Simon connects on 2.96 per min and Ray Borg lands 1.36 significant strikes per minute. Simon is landing 40% of the significant strikes he attempts and Borg is landing 52%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, Simon takes 3.79 significant strikes per min and "The Tazmexican Devil" allows 1.68. Simon also deflects 65% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Borg is able to defend against 46% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
Regarding wrestling, Ricky Simon is the more productive grappler as he is averaging a takedown 6.53 times per 15 min. Simon is finishing his takedown attempts on 49% of the times he tries and is stuffing 71% of all takedown tries against him. Borg is scoring a takedown on 51% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 50% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Simon is less likely to go for the finish by attempting 0.2 subs per 3 rds while Borg tries 1.1 subs per 15 minutes.
In his previous bout, Ricky Simon faced Rob Font and walked away with a loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Font ended up landing 100 of 212 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Simon walked away from this fight having landed 65 of 161 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Font ended up landing 90 of 202, giving him a percentage of 44%. He finished the fight landing 78 of 188 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Simon ended up landing 38% of his significant strikes by sticking 59 of 154. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 45 of 136 to the head. 93% of the significant strikes connected on by Font and 77% of them landed by Simon were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Ray Borg, he squared up with Rogerio Bontorin and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Bontorin ended up landing 33% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Borg ended up connecting on 5% of his significant strikes at distance. Borg ended up connecting on 77% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 35 of 45. He ended up connecting on 35 of 44 significant strikes aimed at the head. Bontorin ended up landing 9 of 20 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 3 of 14 aimed at the head. Discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Bontorin connected on 24 of 35 while Borg connected on 60 of 74 of all the strikes he attempted.
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Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Karl Roberson meets Marvin Vettori. Roberson looks to add a win to his total of 9-2-0. The 29-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and measures 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 74". Vettori stands 6'0" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 14-4-1. The 26-year-old stretches 74". Regarding grappling, Karl Roberson gets his opposition to the mat 1.07 times per 3 rds and Marvin Vettori scores a takedown 1.43 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Roberson lands an average of 3.16 strikes per min and is connecting on 52% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Marvin Vettori, who is connecting on 41% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 4.05 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Thiago Moises is set to square up with Michael Johnson. Johnson holds a career mark of 20-15-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 73". Moises measures in at 5'9" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 12-4-0. The 25-year-old has a reach of 70". In the category of takedowns, Michael Johnson is able to deflect 78% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is scoring a takedown on 45% of his tries. Moises is finishing his takedowns on 36% of the tries he takes and deflects 68% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Johnson is taking 3.92 strikes/min and he is landing 4.22 strikes per min. Moises, moreover, is absorbing 3.38 strikes/min and lands 2.96 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ray Borg (+126)
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