Katlyn Chookagian vs Antonina Shevchenko Predictions, Picks, UFC on ESPN 9 Odds
Katlyn Chookagian vs Antonina Shevchenko
UFC on ESPN 9
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Katlyn Chookagian will face off against Antonina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN 9 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The opening moneyline has Chookagian priced at +120 while Shevchenko is at -140.
Katlyn "Blonde Fighter" Chookagian will be looking to add a victory to her total of 13-3-0. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 125 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Antonina "La Pantera" Shevchenko comes in at 5'8" and records a weight of 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter will be looking to add a victory to her career total of 8-1-0. The 35-year-old extends her reach 67". In the category of significant strikes, Katlyn Chookagian is connecting on 4.11 per min while Antonina Shevchenko connects on 4.90 significant strikes per minute. Chookagian is landing 32% of the significant strikes she attempts while Shevchenko is connecting on 57%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "Blonde Fighter" allows 4.49 significant strikes per minute and "La Pantera" allows 1.92. Chookagian also defends against 63% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Shevchenko curbs 65% of the shots thrown in her direction.
Concerning grappling, Katlyn Chookagian is not as effective of a grappler as she takes her opponents to the mat 0.30 times per 15 min. Chookagian is scoring a takedown on 10% of her tries and is stuffing 50% of all takedown attempts. Shevchenko is getting her opponent to the mat on 95% of the takedowns she attempts and stopping 58% of all takedowns attempted on her. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Chookagian is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by going for 0.1 subs per 3 rounds while Shevchenko goes for 1.0 finish per 3 rds.
In her last bout, Katlyn Chookagian fought Valentina Shevchenko and wound up taking the loss via punches to the head from the crucifix position in round 3. Shevchenko landed 57 of 82 of the strikes she let go in total for this contest. Chookagian finished this fight landing 27 of 68 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Shevchenko landed 40 of 65, which means her percentage was 61%. She finished the fight landing 26 of 48 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Chookagian ended up landing 30% of her significant strikes by landing 17 of 56. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she landed 0 of 28 aimed at the head. 57% of the significant strikes landed by Shevchenko and 100% of them landed by Chookagian were tallied at a distance.
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In the last fight for Antonina Shevchenko, she fought Lucie Pudilova and took home the win via rear naked choke in round 2. Pudilova landed 33% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Shevchenko connected on 6% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance. Shevchenko ended up landing 69% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 16 of 23. She ended up connecting on 3 of 6 significant strikes aimed at the head. Pudilova ended up connecting on 6 of 16 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, she landed 3 of 12 directed at the head. Discussing total strikes that she let go in that fight, Pudilova landed 12 of 24 while Shevchenko ended up connecting on 36 of 44 total strikes.
Other fights to watch out for
One more match to look forward to is when Tyron Woodley enters the Octagon with Gilbert Burns. Woodley looks to add a victory to his career total of 19-4-1. The 38-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 74". Burns measures in at 5'10" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 18-3-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 71". In terms of takedowns, Tyron Woodley is able to score a takedown 1.21 times per 15 min while Gilbert Burns takes his opponents to the canvas 2.39 times per 3 rds. In terms of striking, Woodley lands 2.50 strikes per min and lands 49% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Gilbert Burns, who tags the opposition on 44% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 3.13 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Augusto Sakai is set to encounter Blagoy Ivanov. Ivanov steps into the Octagon with a record of 18-3-0. The 33-year-old weighs 250 lbs and stands 5'11". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Sakai measures 6'3" and is fighting at 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 14-1-1. The 29-year-old stretches 77". Concerning grappling, Blagoy Ivanov is able to stop 75% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents down on 62% of the times he tries. Sakai is finishing his takedowns on 50% of his tries and deflects 88% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Ivanov is taking 3.93 strikes/min while he lands 3.09 strikes per minute. Sakai, on the other hand, is taking 3.77 strikes per min and is connecting on 5.51 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Antonina Shevchenko (-140)
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