Frankie Saenz vs Jonathan Martinez Picks and Predictions 8-1-2020 UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Frankie Saenz vs Jonathan Martinez
UFC Fight Night 173
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Frankie Saenz will enter the Octagon with Jonathan Martinez at UFC Fight Night 173 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The odds have Saenz at +220 while Martinez is coming in at -260.
Frankie Saenz comes into this bout with a record of 13-6-0. The 39-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 66". Jonathan "Dragon" Martinez measures in at 5'8" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 11-3-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 70". In the category of significant strikes, Frankie Saenz connects on 3.97 per min and Jonathan Martinez connects on 3.67 significant strikes per min. Saenz connects on 46% of the significant strikes he throws while Martinez is landing 47%. In terms of defending in the cage, Saenz absorbs 3.15 significant strikes per minute while "Dragon" absorbs 3.45. Saenz also defends against 54% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Martinez is able to deflect 59% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of takedowns, Frankie Saenz is the more productive grappler as he is able to score a takedown 1.77 times per 15 min. Saenz is taking his opponents to the canvas on 32% of his attempts and stopping 62% of the takedowns his opponents try. Martinez is getting his opponent to the mat on 28% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 33% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to going for the sub, Saenz is the more apt fighter by going for 0.6 finishes per 15 min while Martinez looks to get 0.3 finishes per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Frankie Saenz went up against Marlon Vera and walked away in defeat by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Vera landed 13 of 17 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Saenz walked away from this fight having landed 4 of 10 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Vera ended up landing 12 of 16, giving him a percentage of 75%. He finished the fight landing 7 of 9 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Saenz ended up landing 40% of his significant strikes by sticking 4 of 10. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 1 of 5 aimed at the head. 58% of the significant strikes landed by Vera and 90% of them landed by Saenz were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Jonathan Martinez, he squared up with Andre Ewell and wound up losing the fight by way of split decision in round 3. Ewell ended up connecting on 97% of his significant strikes at distance and Martinez ended up landing 98% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Martinez connected on 46% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 66 of 142. He ended up landing 30 of 88 significant strikes directed at the head. Ewell landed 80 of 177 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 32 of 123 directed at the head. In relation to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Ewell ended up connecting on 85 of 184 while Martinez ended up landing 74 of 151 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Ed Herman meets Gerald Meerschaert. Herman has a record of 26-14-0. The 39-year-old is weighing in at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 77". Meerschaert comes in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 31-13-0. The 32-year-old reaches 77". When it comes to grappling, Ed Herman takes his opponents down 2.20 times per 15 min and Gerald Meerschaert is able to score a takedown 2.34 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Herman connects for an average of 3.33 strikes/minute and lands 49% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Gerald Meerschaert, who is connecting on 42% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 3.31 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Jennifer Maia is set to face off with Joanne Calderwood. Calderwood will be looking to add a win to her record of 14-4-0. The 34-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 65". Maia stands in at 5'4" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 17-6-1. The 31-year-old extends her reach 64". Concerning wrestling, Joanne Calderwood is able to defend against 55% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 56% of her tries. Maia is taking her opponents to the mat on 50% of the attempts she tries and prevents 75% of all takedown tries against her. Concerning striking, Calderwood is absorbing 4.31 strikes per min and she lands 6.19 per min. Maia, notwithstanding, takes 3.78 strikes/minute and is connecting on 4.05 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jonathan Martinez (-260)
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