Jimmie Rivera vs Cody Stamann Picks and Predictions 7-15-2020 UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Jimmie Rivera vs Cody Stamann
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Jimmie Rivera will battle Cody Stamann at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Wednesday. The opening line has Rivera coming in at -135 while Stamann is priced at +115.
Jimmie "El Terror" Rivera looks to add a victory to his career total of 22-4-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Cody "The Spartan" Stamann measures 5'6" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 19-2-1. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 64". When talking about significant strikes, Jimmie Rivera connects on 4.10 per min and Cody Stamann is landing 4.51 significant strikes per min. Rivera lands 40% of the significant strikes he throws and Stamann connects on 49%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "El Terror" allows 3.88 significant strikes per min while "The Spartan" absorbs 3.17. Rivera also defends 61% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt while Stamann defends against 65% of them.
In terms of wrestling, Jimmie Rivera is the lesser skilled wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.70 times per 15 min. Rivera is scoring a takedown on 23% of the times he tries and stuffing 95% of all takedown attempts. Stamann is taking his opponents down on 48% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 84% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Rivera is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.3 submissions per 15 min while Stamann tries 0.4 submissions per 15 min.
In his previous bout, Jimmie Rivera squared up with Petr Yan and took a loss on the night via unanimous decision in round 3. Yan landed 58 of 192 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Rivera finished this fight landing 76 of 195 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Yan ended up landing 56 of 189, which means his percentage was 29%. He ended up landing 40 of 166 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Rivera ended up landing 38% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 73 of 192. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he was 42 of 145 to the head. 75% of the significant strikes connected on by Yan and 82% of them landed by Rivera were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Cody Stamann, he fought Brian Kelleher and ended up getting the victory in the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Kelleher ended up connecting on 92% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Stamann ended up connecting on 86% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Stamann ended up landing 49% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 89 of 179. He ended up landing 68 of 153 significant strikes to the head. Kelleher landed 57 of 177 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he landed 26 of 128 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that fight, Kelleher connected on 64 of 185 while Stamann connected on 113 of 205 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jared Gordon squares up against Chris Fishgold. Gordon steps into the Octagon with a record of 15-4-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 68". Fishgold measures in at 5'8" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 18-3-1. The 28-year-old stretches 68". When it comes to grappling, Jared Gordon scores a takedown 2.98 times per 3 rounds while Chris Fishgold takes his opponents to the mat 4.55 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Gordon is connecting on 6.26 strikes/minute and is connecting on 54% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Chris Fishgold, who is connecting on 31% of the strikes he has thrown and lands an average of 2.53 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Lerone Murphy is set to face off against Ricardo Ramos. Ramos looks to add a win to his record of 14-2-0. The 24-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 72". Murphy stands in at 5'9" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 8-0-1. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 73". In terms of grappling, Ricardo Ramos is able to deflect 75% of the takedowns his opponents try and is finishing his takedowns on 64% of his tries. Murphy is taking his opponents down on 10% of his attempts and is able to thwart 25% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Ramos absorbs 3.16 strikes per minute while he deals 3.05 strikes/minute. Murphy, notwithstanding, takes 1.47 strikes/min and dishes out 1.87 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jimmie Rivera (-135)
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