Mackenzie Dern vs Hannah Cifers Predictions, Picks, UFC on ESPN 9 Odds
Mackenzie Dern vs Hannah Cifers
UFC on ESPN 9
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Mackenzie Dern will battle Hannah Cifers at UFC on ESPN 9 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The opening line has Dern priced at -430 while Cifers is coming in at +345.
Mackenzie Dern looks to add a victory to her career record of 7-1-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter stretches 63". Hannah "Shockwave" Cifers measures 5'1" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-4-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 62". When talking about significant strikes, Mackenzie Dern connects on 3.24 per min and Hannah Cifers lands 4.82 significant strikes per minute. Dern connects on 32% of the significant strikes she tries while Cifers lands 45%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, Dern allows 4.07 significant strikes per min and "Shockwave" takes 5.55. Dern also defends 64% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her while Cifers is able to deflect 53% of the shots thrown.
In terms of wrestling, Mackenzie Dern is averaging more takedowns in the cage as she takes her opponents to the mat 0.46 times per 3 rounds. Dern is finishing her takedown attempts on 8% of her tries and stuffing 8% of all takedown attempts. Cifers is taking her opponents to the canvas on 95% of the takedowns she attempts and stopping 64% of the attempts against her. Regarding subbing the opposition, Dern is the more capable of the two fighters by trying 0.9 submissions per 15 min while Cifers attempts 0.3 submissions per 3 rounds.
In her last appearance in the Octagon, Mackenzie Dern faced Amanda Ribas and ended up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Ribas ended up landing 84 of 216 total strikes attempted in that contest. Dern finished this fight landing 50 of 175 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Ribas landed 74 of 206, which gave her a percentage of 35%. She landed 40 of 163 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Dern landed 13% of her significant strikes by connecting on 20 of 145. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she landed 16 of 135 aimed at the head. 97% of the significant strikes connected on by Ribas and 95% of them landed by Dern were thrown at distance.
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In the last fight for Hannah Cifers, she faced off with Angela Hill and ended up losing the fight by way of an elbow to the head in round 2. Hill ended up connecting on 54% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance while Cifers ended up landing 93% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Cifers connected on 42% of her significant strikes attempted by connecting on 46 of 108. She ended up connecting on 16 of 67 significant strikes directed at the head. Hill ended up connecting on 70 of 155 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she ended up connecting on 57 of 136 to the head. When discussing the strikes she fired off in this contest, Hill ended up connecting on 80 of 170 and Cifers was 50 of 114 of all the strikes she attempted.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Katlyn Chookagian faces off with Antonina Shevchenko. 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". 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". Regarding grappling, Katlyn Chookagian is able to score a takedown 0.30 times per 15 min and Antonina Shevchenko takes her opponents to the mat 0.67 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Chookagian tags his opponents 4.11 strikes/min and connects on 32% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Antonina Shevchenko, who connects on 57% of the strikes she has thrown and connects for an average of 4.90 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Gilbert Burns is set to square up in the Octagon with Tyron Woodley. 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". Concerning wrestling, Tyron Woodley thwarts 92% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown tries on 41% of his tries. Burns is taking his opponents to the mat on 38% of the tries he takes and stops 44% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Woodley takes 2.58 strikes/minute while he connects on 2.50 strikes per min. Burns, moreover, absorbs 3.02 strikes/minute and connects on 3.13 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mackenzie Dern (-430)
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