Jack Shore vs Aaron Phillips Picks and Predictions 7-15-2020 UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Jack Shore vs Aaron Phillips
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Jack Shore will enter the Octagon with Aaron Phillips at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The opener has Shore coming in at -700 while Phillips is priced at +500.
Jack "Tank" Shore walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 12-0-0. The 25-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 71". Aaron "The Dragon" Phillips measures in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 12-3-0. The 30-year-old reaches 70". With respect to significant strikes, Jack Shore lands 3.58 per minute while Aaron Phillips is landing 1.87 significant strikes per minute. Shore lands 50% of the significant strikes he tries and Phillips is connecting on 59%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Tank" takes 0.47 significant strikes per minute while "The Dragon" allows 3.33. Shore also thwarts 83% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Phillips stops 40% of the shots thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Jack Shore is the more efficient wrestler as he is able to score a takedown 4.67 times per 15 minutes. Shore is finishing his takedown attempts on 57% of the times he tries and is defending 15% of all takedowns attempted on him. Phillips is scoring a takedown on 10% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 35% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Shore is the more skilled of the two fighters by trying 1.2 finishes per 3 rounds while Phillips goes for 0.5 finishes per 3 rounds.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Jack Shore faced Nohelin Hernandez and wound up taking home the win via rear naked choke in round 3. Hernandez landed 9 of 39 total strikes attempted in that fight. Shore finished this fight landing 81 of 139 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Hernandez ended up landing 6 of 36, which gave him a rate of 16%. He landed 5 of 34 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Shore ended up landing 50% of his significant strikes by sticking 46 of 92. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 33 of 76 aimed at the head. 66% of the significant strikes landed by Hernandez and 56% of them connected on by Shore were thrown at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Aaron Phillips, he squared up with Matt Hobar and walked away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 3. Hobar landed 9% of his significant strikes at distance while Phillips landed 36% of his significant strikes at distance. Phillips ended up landing 70% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 38 of 54. He ended up connecting on 23 of 39 significant strikes aimed at the head. Hobar connected on 63 of 100 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 51 of 85 to the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go, Hobar ended up connecting on 120 of 172 while Phillips was 230 of 279 of the strikes he threw in total.
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Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Molly McCann squares up against Taila Santos. McCann holds a career record of 10-2-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 62". Santos comes in at 5'5" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 15-1-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 68". In terms of takedowns, Molly McCann gets a takedown 2.59 times per 15 min and Taila Santos is able to score a takedown 1.10 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, McCann connects on 6.49 strikes/min and lands 49% of her attempted strikes. On the other side we have Taila Santos, who is landing 49% of the strikes she has attempted and connects for an average of 4.23 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Liana Jojua is set to enter the Octagon with Diana Belbita. 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". 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". Concerning grappling, Diana Belbita thwarts 64% of her opponents takedown tries and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 90% of her tries. Jojua is taking her opponents to the mat on 66% of her tries and is able to deflect 10% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Belbita absorbs 7.53 strikes/minute and she lands 6.53 strikes/minute. Jojua, on the other side, takes 3.54 strikes per minute and lands 1.53 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Aaron Phillips (+500)
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