Calvin Kattar vs Dan Ige Picks and Predictions 7-15-2020 UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Calvin Kattar vs Dan Ige
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Calvin Kattar will battle Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The opening odds have Kattar priced at -290 while Ige is priced at +245.
Calvin Kattar steps into the Octagon with a mark of 21-4-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 72". Dan "50K" Ige comes in at 5'7" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 14-2-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". In terms of significant strikes, Calvin Kattar lands 5.29 per minute while Dan Ige is landing 4.12 significant strikes per minute. Kattar is connecting on 41% of the significant strikes he attempts while Ige connects on 48%. Regarding defense, Kattar allows 6.46 significant strikes per min and "50K" allows 3.13. Kattar also curbs 55% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Ige is able to curb 58% of the strikes thrown his way.
Concerning wrestling, Calvin Kattar is not as efficient of a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 0.42 times per 3 rounds. Kattar is scoring a takedown on 28% of his tries and is stuffing 77% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Ige is scoring a takedown on 34% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 61% of the tries against him. Regarding submissions, Kattar is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.3 finishes per 3 rds while Ige tries 0.7 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Calvin Kattar faced Jeremy Stephens and wound up taking home the win by way of an elbow to the head in round 2. Stephens landed 57 of 104 total strikes attempted in that contest. Kattar walked away from this fight having landed 52 of 113 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Stephens ended up landing 57 of 104, which gave him a percentage of 54%. He ended up landing 24 of 66 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Kattar ended up landing 46% of his significant strikes by landing 52 of 113. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 32 of 92 pointed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes connected on by Stephens and 90% of them landed by Kattar were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Dan Ige, he battled Edson Barboza and got a win for the night by way of split decision in round 3. Barboza ended up landing 67% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Ige connected on 84% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Ige landed 48% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 79 of 164. He ended up connecting on 54 of 132 significant strikes directed at the head. Barboza ended up landing 80 of 144 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 40 of 86 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes attempted in that fight, Barboza landed 87 of 152 while Ige landed 100 of 189 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Tim Elliott fights Ryan Benoit. Elliott will be looking to add a victory to his record of 16-11-1. The 33-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter reaches 66". Benoit stands in at 5'5" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 10-6-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 68". In terms of takedowns, Tim Elliott is averaging a takedown 4.31 times per 15 minutes and Ryan Benoit takes his opponents down 0.20 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Elliott connects for an average of 3.41 strikes per minute and is landing 46% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Ryan Benoit, who tags his opponent on 40% of the strikes he attempts and lands 2.80 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Cody Stamann is set to take on Jimmie Rivera. Rivera looks to add a victory to his career total of 22-4-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Stamann measures 5'6" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 19-2-1. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 64". Concerning grappling, Jimmie Rivera thwarts 95% of his opponents' takedown tries and is finishing his takedown tries on 23% of his attempts. Stamann is taking his opponents to the mat on 48% of his tries and is able to defend against 84% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Rivera takes 3.88 strikes per min and he is dishing out 4.10 per minute. Stamann, notwithstanding, absorbs 3.17 strikes per minute and is landing 4.51 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calvin Kattar (-290)
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