Cortney Casey vs Mara Romero Borella Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night Odds
Cortney Casey vs Mara Romero Borella
UFC Fight Night
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Cortney Casey will take on Mara Romero Borella at UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The opener has Casey at -150 while Borella is at +130.
Cortney "Cast Iron" Casey will be looking to add a victory to her total of 8-7-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Mara "Maravilha" Romero Borella comes in at 5'6" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight holding a mark of 12-7-0. The 33-year-old reaches 69". When talking about significant strikes, Cortney Casey lands 4.80 per min and Mara Romero Borella connects on 2.61 significant strikes per min. Casey connects on 38% of the significant strikes she attempts and Romero Borella is connecting on 36%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Cast Iron" takes 4.73 significant strikes per min and "Maravilha" takes 2.60. Casey also stops 53% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while Romero Borella is able to curb 71% of the strikes thrown her way.
Regarding takedowns, Cortney Casey is not as efficient of a wrestler as she takes her opponents to the canvas 0.35 times per 15 min. Casey is scoring a takedown on 30% of her tries and stopping 38% of the takedowns her opponents try. Romero Borella is scoring a takedown on 42% of the takedowns she tries and stuffing 66% of the attempts against her. Regarding submissions, Casey is the more apt fighter by going for 0.5 subs per 3 rds while Romero Borella looks to get 0.2 subs per 15 min.
In her previous bout, Cortney Casey squared up with Cynthia Calvillo and walked away with a loss via unanimous decision in round 3. Calvillo landed 82 of 192 total strikes that she let go. Casey finished this fight landing 73 of 177 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Calvillo ended up landing 82 of 192, which means her percentage was 42%. She landed 41 of 139 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Casey landed 41% of her significant strikes by sticking 73 of 176. Of those significant strikes, she connected on 41 of 136 aimed at the head. 96% of the significant strikes landed by Calvillo and 98% of them connected on by Casey were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Mara Romero Borella, she fought Montana De La Rosa and ended up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Rosa ended up connecting on 51% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance while Borella ended up connecting on 65% of her significant strikes at distance. Borella ended up landing 43% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 23 of 53. She connected on 15 of 44 significant strikes to the head. Rosa connected on 27 of 67 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she ended up landing 15 of 51 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown in that contest, Rosa connected on 74 of 128 while Borella landed 64 of 99 of all the strikes she threw.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Alistair Overeem faces off against Walt Harris. Overeem comes into this fight with a mark of 45-18-0. The 39-year-old records a weight of 265 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 80". Harris measures 6'5" and is weighing in at 250 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 13-7-0. The 36-year-old has an arm span of 77". In the wrestling category, Alistair Overeem takes his opponents to the mat 1.39 times per 15 min while Walt Harris takes his opponents to the canvas 0.35 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Overeem is connecting on 3.54 strikes per minute and is landing 62% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Walt Harris, who tags his opponent on 38% of the strikes he has attempted and is landing 2.96 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Edson Barboza is set to square up with Dan Ige. Ige will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 13-2-0. The 28-year-old weighs 145 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Barboza measures in at 5'11" and is fighting at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 20-8-0. The 34-year-old reaches 75". Regarding wrestling, Dan Ige is able to defend against 61% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedowns on 35% of his attempts. Barboza is taking his opponents to the mat on 44% of the attempts he tries and is able to prevent 80% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Ige is taking 2.69 strikes/minute while he dishes out 3.89 strikes/minute. Barboza, moreover, is taking 4.16 strikes/min and deals 4.01 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mara Romero Borella (+130)
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