Eric Spicely vs Markus Perez Picks and Predictions 8-1-2020 UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Eric Spicely vs Markus Perez
UFC Fight Night 173
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Eric Spicely will face off against Markus Perez at UFC Fight Night 173 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The opening line has Spicely at +180 while Perez is coming in at -220.
Eric "Zebrinha" Spicely comes into this fight with a record of 12-6-0. The 33-year-old is weighing in at 185 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 73". Markus "Maluko" Perez stands in at 6'1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 12-3-0. The 32-year-old reaches 73". Concerning significant strikes, Eric Spicely is landing 3.71 per minute while Markus Perez lands 2.75 significant strikes per min. Spicely lands 45% of the significant strikes he tries and Perez is landing 48%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Zebrinha" takes 5.72 significant strikes per minute and "Maluko" absorbs 3.96. Spicely also stops 55% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Perez is able to thwart 52% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the grappling category, Eric Spicely is the more competent grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.31 times per 15 min. Spicely is taking his opponents to the canvas on 20% of the times he tries and is defending 75% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Perez is finishing his takedowns on 26% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 80% of all takedowns attempted on him. In terms of going for the sub, Spicely is not as skilled of a technician by attempting 1.0 submission per 15 min while Perez looks to get 1.4 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last bout, Eric Spicely went up against Deron Winn and ended up walking away in defeat by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Winn ended up landing 171 of 369 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Spicely ended the night having landed 108 of 224 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Winn ended up landing 169 of 367, which means his percentage was 46%. He landed 125 of 316 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Spicely landed 48% of his significant strikes by landing 108 of 224. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 90 of 206 pointed at the head. 81% of the significant strikes connected on by Winn and 68% of them landed by Spicely were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Markus Perez, he went up against Wellington Turman and was defeated by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Turman ended up connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Perez connected on 53% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Perez landed 51% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 49 of 96. He ended up connecting on 33 of 72 significant strikes aimed at the head. Turman connected on 48 of 120 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 35 of 103 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes thrown, Turman connected on 59 of 132 while Perez connected on 56 of 103 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Vicente Luque enters the Octagon against Randy Brown. Luque looks to add a win to his record of 18-7-1. The 28-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Brown comes in at 6'3" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 12-3-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 78". In the grappling category, Vicente Luque takes his opponents to the mat 0.73 times per 15 min and Randy Brown scores a takedown 0.95 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Luque lands an average of 5.66 strikes/min and is connecting on 53% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Randy Brown, who is landing 47% of the strikes he attempts and lands an average of 3.41 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Bobby Green is set to go up against Lando Vannata. Vannata looks to add a victory to his record of 11-4-2. The 28-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 71". Green comes in at 5'10" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 25-10-1. The 33-year-old reaches 71". Concerning grappling, Lando Vannata is able to thwart 64% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 36% of the times he tries. Green is finishing his takedown tries on 31% of the tries he takes and is able to prevent 74% of all takedown attempts. In the matter of striking, Vannata is taking 4.73 strikes/min and he deals 4.72 per minute. Green, on the other hand, is absorbing 3.52 strikes per minute and is landing 5.01 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Markus Perez (-220)
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