Dan Ige vs Edson Barboza Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night Odds
Dan Ige vs Edson Barboza
UFC Fight Night
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Dan Ige will enter the Octagon with Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The opening moneyline has Ige coming in at +110 while Barboza is at -130.
Dan "Fifty K" 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". Edson "Junior" 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 significant strikes, Dan Ige is connecting on 3.89 per min and Edson Barboza is landing 4.01 significant strikes per minute. Ige is connecting on 49% of the significant strikes he attempts while Barboza is landing 43%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Fifty K" takes 2.69 significant strikes per min and "Junior" absorbs 4.16. Ige also thwarts 62% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Barboza stops 60% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of grappling, Dan Ige is the more skilled wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 2.38 times per 15 min. Ige is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of the times he tries and stopping 61% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Barboza is taking his opponents down on 44% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding sub attempts, Ige is the more capable fighter by going for 0.8 finishes per 3 rds while Barboza looks to get 0.1 finishes per 15 min.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Dan Ige squared up with Mirsad Bektic and ended up getting the win by split decision in round 3. Bektic landed 29 of 74 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Ige ended the night having landed 64 of 117 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Bektic ended up landing 17 of 60, which gave him a rate of 28%. He ended up landing 14 of 56 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Ige ended up landing 48% of his significant strikes by landing 43 of 88. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 27 of 70 to the head. 82% of the significant strikes connected on by Bektic and 65% of them connected on by Ige were thrown at a distance.
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In the last bout for Edson Barboza, he faced off with Paul Felder and ended up losing the fight by split decision in round 3. Felder connected on 91% of his significant strikes at distance while Barboza connected on 91% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Barboza ended up connecting on 52% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 60 of 114. He ended up landing 27 of 74 significant strikes aimed at the head. Felder ended up connecting on 56 of 154 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 41 of 137 aimed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go in that fight, Felder connected on 75 of 174 and Barboza ended up landing 77 of 133 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Eryk Anders encounters Krzysztof Jotko. Anders has a mark of 13-4-0. The 33-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 75". Jotko comes in at 6'1" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 21-4-0. The 30-year-old stretches 77". Regarding grappling, Eryk Anders takes his opponents down 1.51 times per 15 minutes and Krzysztof Jotko takes his opponents to the canvas 1.39 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Anders is connecting on 3.06 strikes/minute and connects on 45% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage we have Krzysztof Jotko, who is landing 44% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 2.84 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Marlon Vera is set to enter the Octagon with Song Yadong. Yadong will be looking to add a victory to his total of 15-4-1. The 22-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Vera stands 5'8" and records a weight of 145 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 15-5-1. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 70". Regarding takedowns, Song Yadong prevents 66% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 95% of the times he tries. Vera is finishing his takedowns on 38% of his attempts and prevents 68% of all takedown tries against him. In the category of striking, Yadong is absorbing 2.74 strikes/min while he lands 3.54 strikes per min. Vera, notwithstanding, absorbs 3.82 strikes per min and is connecting on 3.43 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edson Barboza (-130)
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