Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez Picks and Predictions 7-18-2020 UFC Fight Island 2 Odds
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez
UFC Fight Island 2
UFC Fight Island
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Deiveson Figueiredo will take on Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2 on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The moneyline has Figueiredo at -200 while Benavidez is at +170.
Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 18-1-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 68". Joseph Benavidez comes in at 5'4" and will fight at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a record of 28-6-0. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 65". In terms of significant strikes, Deiveson Figueiredo is landing 2.54 per min while Joseph Benavidez lands 3.53 significant strikes per minute. Figueiredo is connecting on 52% of the significant strikes he attempts while Benavidez is connecting on 34%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "Deus da Guerra" takes 2.76 significant strikes per min while Benavidez allows 2.55. Figueiredo also curbs 52% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Benavidez is able to stop 63% of the shots thrown in his direction.
Concerning takedowns, Deiveson Figueiredo is the more effective grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.81 times per 15 minutes. Figueiredo is scoring a takedown on 50% of his tries and is stuffing 61% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Benavidez is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 65% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Figueiredo is the more able fighter by trying 2.4 submissions per 15 minutes while Benavidez goes for 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his previous bout, Deiveson Figueiredo squared up with Joseph Benavidez and ended up getting the win via a punch to the head in round 2. Benavidez ended up landing 46 of 94 total strikes that he let go. Figueiredo walked away from this fight having landed 25 of 49 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Benavidez landed 46 of 94, which means his percentage was 48%. He ended up landing 28 of 63 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Figueiredo landed 51% of his significant strikes by landing 25 of 49. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 18 of 39 aimed at the head. 78% of the significant strikes connected on by Benavidez and 80% of them connected on by Figueiredo were done at a distance.
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In the last bout for Joseph Benavidez, he battled Deiveson Figueiredo and ended up losing the fight by way of a punch to the head in round 2. Figueiredo ended up landing 80% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Benavidez ended up connecting on 78% of his significant strikes at distance. Benavidez ended up landing 48% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 46 of 94. He landed 28 of 63 significant strikes to the head. Figueiredo landed 25 of 49 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 18 of 39 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Figueiredo landed 25 of 49 while Benavidez ended up connecting on 46 of 94 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Jack Hermansson clashes with Kelvin Gastelum. Hermansson looks to add a win to his record of 20-5-0. The 32-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Gastelum measures 5'9" and weighs 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 16-5-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 71". In terms of takedowns, Jack Hermansson is able to score a takedown 2.23 times per 3 rounds and Kelvin Gastelum takes his opponents down 0.80 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Hermansson is connecting on 5.13 strikes per min and connecting on 48% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Kelvin Gastelum, who tags the opposition on 43% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 3.75 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Rafael Fiziev is set to battle Marc Diakiese. Diakiese steps into the Octagon with a record of 14-3-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Fiziev measures 5'8" and steps on the scale at 155 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 7-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 71". Regarding wrestling, Marc Diakiese stops 64% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his tries. Fiziev is taking his opponents down on 90% of his tries and is able to stop 95% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Diakiese is taking 2.41 strikes per min and he connects on 2.86 strikes/min. Fiziev, notwithstanding, takes 3.96 strikes per min and is connecting on 4.08 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Deiveson Figueiredo (-200)
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