Brett Johns vs Montel Jackson Picks and Predictions 7-18-2020 UFC Fight Island 2 Odds
Brett Johns vs Montel Jackson
UFC Fight Island 2
UFC Fight Island
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Brett Johns will enter the Octagon against Montel Jackson at UFC Fight Island 2 on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The line has Johns priced at +175 while Jackson is at -210.
Brett "The Pikey" Johns has a career mark of 16-2-0. The 28-year-old will fight at 135 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 71". Montel "Quik" Jackson comes in at 5'10" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 9-1-0. The 28-year-old extends his reach 75". Regarding significant strikes, Brett Johns is connecting on 3.30 per minute while Montel Jackson is connecting on 4.16 significant strikes per min. Johns is connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he attempts while Jackson is landing 55%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "The Pikey" allows 4.27 significant strikes per minute while "Quik" allows 1.51. Johns also prevents 54% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Jackson deflects 58% of the strikes thrown his way.
In the wrestling category, Brett Johns is the lesser skilled wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 4.29 times per 15 minutes. Johns is finishing his takedown attempts on 52% of the times he tries and stopping 61% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Jackson is scoring a takedown on 79% of his takedown attempts and is defending 70% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Johns is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 1.0 finish per 15 min while Jackson goes for 0.2 submissions per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Brett Johns squared up with Tony Gravely and got a win for the night by rear naked choke in round 3. Gravely landed 43 of 66 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Johns finished this fight landing 65 of 80 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Gravely landed 26 of 44, giving him a percentage of 59%. He finished the fight landing 9 of 25 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Johns ended up landing 76% of his significant strikes by sticking 36 of 47. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 33 of 43 pointed at the head. 19% of the significant strikes landed by Gravely and 8% of them connected on by Johns were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Montel Jackson, he battled Felipe Colares and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Colares landed 85% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Jackson landed 42% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Jackson landed 72% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 75 of 103. He ended up landing 64 of 91 significant strikes directed at the head. Colares connected on 7 of 28 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 2 of 17 aimed at the head. In regard to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Colares landed 8 of 31 and Jackson was 96 of 130 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Ariane Lipski battles Luana Carolina. Lipski will be looking to add a win to her record of 12-5-0. The 26-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Carolina stands 5'6" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her record of 6-1-0. The 27-year-old reaches 69". Regarding grappling, Ariane Lipski is able to score a takedown 0.33 times per 3 rounds and Luana Carolina takes her opponents to the canvas 0.20 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Lipski connects on 3.38 strikes/min and landing 31% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side of the cage we have Luana Carolina, who is landing 50% of the strikes she has attempted and connects on 6.53 per min.
One more can't miss bout is when Joseph Benavidez is set to fight Deiveson Figueiredo. Figueiredo looks to add a victory to his total of 18-1-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and measures 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 68". Benavidez measures 5'4" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a record of 28-6-0. The 35-year-old extends his reach 65". Regarding wrestling, Deiveson Figueiredo curbs 61% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedowns on 50% of his tries. Benavidez is taking his opponents down on 30% of the tries he takes and is able to deflect 65% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Figueiredo absorbs 2.76 strikes/minute and he is connecting on 2.54 strikes/min. Benavidez, in contrast, is absorbing 2.55 strikes/min and deals 3.53 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Montel Jackson (-210)
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