Diana Belbita vs Liana Jojua Picks and Predictions 7-15-2020 UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Diana Belbita vs Liana Jojua
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Diana Belbita will enter the Octagon with Liana Jojua at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The odds have Belbita at -165 while Jojua is priced at +145.
Diana "The Warrior Princess" Belbita will be looking to add a win to her career record of 13-5-0. The 24-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter stretches 68". Liana "She Wolf" Jojua stands 5'4" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to her record of 7-3-0. The 25-year-old reaches 62". In the category of significant strikes, Diana Belbita is connecting on 6.53 per min while Liana Jojua lands 1.53 significant strikes per min. Belbita connects on 38% of the significant strikes she attempts and Jojua lands 42%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "The Warrior Princess" takes 7.53 significant strikes per min and "She Wolf" absorbs 3.54. Belbita also deflects 52% of the significant strikes her opponents throw her way while Jojua prevents 50% of the shots thrown in her direction.
In terms of wrestling, Diana Belbita is the lesser skilled wrestler as she is able to score a takedown 1.20 times per 15 min. Belbita is finishing her takedown attempts on 90% of her tries and is stuffing 64% of all takedown attempts. Jojua is taking her opponents to the canvas on 66% of her takedown tries and stopping 10% of the attempts against her. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Belbita is the more skilled fighter by trying 0.7 submissions per 3 rds while Jojua tries 0.5 submissions per 15 minutes.
In her previous bout, Diana Belbita squared up with Molly McCann and took a loss on the night by unanimous decision in round 3. McCann landed 126 of 252 total strikes that she threw in that contest. Belbita ended the night having landed 104 of 260 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, McCann ended up landing 113 of 238, giving her a percentage of 47%. She finished the fight landing 86 of 199 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Belbita landed 38% of her significant strikes by connecting on 98 of 252. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she landed 58 of 201 to the head. 64% of the significant strikes connected on by McCann and 77% of them connected on by Belbita were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Liana Jojua, she squared up with Sarah Moras and ended up taking the loss via an elbow to the head in round 3. Moras connected on 36% of her significant strikes at distance and Jojua ended up landing 84% of her significant strikes at distance. Jojua ended up connecting on 42% of the significant strikes she attempted by landing 19 of 45. She landed 12 of 38 significant strikes aimed at the head. Moras landed 44 of 88 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she connected on 35 of 78 to the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Moras was 130 of 191 and Jojua was 45 of 77 of the strikes she threw in total.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Calvin Kattar faces off with Dan Ige. 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". 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". When it comes to grappling, Calvin Kattar is able to score a takedown 0.42 times per 3 rds and Dan Ige scores a takedown 2.15 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Kattar lands 5.29 strikes per min and connecting on 41% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Dan Ige, who connects on 48% of the strikes that he throws and connects for an average of 4.12 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Ryan Benoit is set to enter the Octagon against Tim Elliott. 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 wrestling, Tim Elliott stops 58% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown attempts on 55% of his tries. Benoit is taking his opponents to the mat on 16% of the tries he takes and defends against 64% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Elliott takes 2.53 strikes/min while he lands 3.41 per min. Benoit, at the same time, takes 3.18 strikes/min and dishes out 2.80 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Liana Jojua (+145)
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