Jussier Formiga vs Alex Perez Predictions, Picks, UFC 250 Odds
Jussier Formiga vs Alex Perez
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Jussier Formiga will take on Alex Perez at UFC 250. The moneyline has Formiga priced at +120 and Perez is priced at -140.
Jussier "Formiga" Formiga walks into the UFC cage with a record of 23-7-0. The 35-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Alex Perez comes in at 5'6" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 23-5-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 65". In terms of significant strikes, Jussier Formiga lands 1.35 per minute and Alex Perez is connecting on 4.48 significant strikes per min. Formiga is landing 39% of the significant strikes he attempts and Perez is landing 47%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Formiga" takes 2.23 significant strikes per min while Perez takes 2.99. Formiga also stops 64% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Perez is able to deflect 62% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of grappling, Jussier Formiga is not as good of a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.87 times per 15 minutes. Formiga is taking his opponents to the canvas on 35% of his tries and stopping 87% of all takedown tries against him. Perez is finishing his takedown attempts on 50% of the takedowns he attempts and is defending 87% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Formiga is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.6 subs per 15 minutes while Perez tries 1.5 subs per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Jussier Formiga faced Brandon Moreno and wound up losing by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Moreno ended up landing 94 of 147 total strikes that he let go. Formiga finished this fight landing 61 of 81 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Moreno ended up landing 33 of 82, giving him a percentage of 40%. He landed 29 of 76 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Formiga ended up landing 46% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 15 of 32. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 9 of 24 aimed at the head. 60% of the significant strikes landed by Moreno and 80% of them landed by Formiga were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Alex Perez, he battled Jordan Espinosa and ended up getting the victory via an arm triangle from half guard in round 1. Espinosa connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Perez connected on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Perez connected on 22% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 2 of 9. He landed 0 of 6 significant strikes aimed at the head. Espinosa ended up connecting on 2 of 13 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he landed 1 of 9 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Espinosa ended up landing 2 of 13 while Perez ended up connecting on 16 of 23 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Alonzo Menifield meets Devin Clark. Menifield holds a record of 9-0-0. The 32-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Clark comes in at 6'0" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-4-0. The 30-year-old has a reach of 75". Regarding grappling, Alonzo Menifield scores a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rds and Devin Clark scores a takedown 3.03 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Menifield is landing 5.07 strikes/minute and is landing 48% of the strikes that he throws. Joining him in the Octagon is Devin Clark, who tags his opponent on 55% of the strikes he attempts and lands 3.12 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Felicia Spencer is set to enter the Octagon against Amanda Nunes. Nunes will be looking to add a win to her record of 19-4-0. The 31-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and stands 5'8". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 69". Spencer stands 5'6" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 8-1-0. The 29-year-old stretches 68". In terms of grappling, Amanda Nunes is stopping 80% of the takedowns her opponents try and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 47% of the times she tries. Spencer is finishing her takedown tries on 16% of the attempts she tries and deflects 5% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Nunes is taking 2.63 strikes/min while she is dealing 4.34 strikes/minute. Spencer, on the other side, is taking 6.27 strikes/minute and is connecting on 4.54 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jussier Formiga (+120)
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