Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Fiziev Picks and Predictions 7-18-2020 UFC Fight Island 2 Odds
Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Fiziev
UFC Fight Island 2
UFC Fight Island
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Marc Diakiese will face off with Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Island 2 on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The opener has Diakiese at -160 while Fiziev is at +140.
Marc "Bonecrusher" Diakiese holds a career record of 14-3-0. The 27-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Rafael "Ataman" Fiziev stands 5'8" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The switch fighter will be looking to add a win to his total of 7-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 71". When talking about significant strikes, Marc Diakiese lands 2.86 per min and Rafael Fiziev connects on 4.08 significant strikes per min. Diakiese is landing 37% of the significant strikes he attempts and Fiziev is connecting on 50%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Bonecrusher" allows 2.41 significant strikes per minute and "Ataman" takes 3.96. Diakiese also defends 58% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Fiziev is able to prevent 55% of the shots thrown.
Concerning grappling, Marc Diakiese is the better grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.50 times per 3 rds. Diakiese is finishing his takedown attempts on 40% of his tries and stuffing 64% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Fiziev is getting his opponent to the mat on 90% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 95% of the tries against him. When it comes to submission attempts, Diakiese is the more able fighter by trying 0.5 submissions per 3 rounds while Fiziev looks to get 0.2 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Marc Diakiese went up against Lando Vannata and wound up taking home the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Vannata landed 51 of 108 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Diakiese walked away from this fight having landed 45 of 111 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Vannata landed 25 of 70, which gave him a percentage of 35%. He ended up landing 4 of 36 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Diakiese landed 40% of his significant strikes by sticking 40 of 99. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 16 of 52 pointed at the head. 96% of the significant strikes connected on by Vannata and 77% of them connected on by Diakiese were tallied at a distance.
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In the last bout for Rafael Fiziev, he squared up with Alex White and ended up getting the victory in the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. White ended up landing 65% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Fiziev connected on 78% of his significant strikes at distance. Fiziev ended up connecting on 50% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 66 of 131. He connected on 40 of 86 significant strikes to the head. White connected on 55 of 133 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 37 of 102 directed at the head. In terms of total strikes attempted in that fight, White connected on 66 of 146 while Fiziev landed 73 of 138 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Alexandre Pantoja enters the Octagon with Askar Askarov. Pantoja will be looking to add a win to his career record of 22-4-0. The 30-year-old steps on the scale at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 67". Askarov stands in at 5'6" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 11-0-1. The 27-year-old reaches 67". In the grappling category, Alexandre Pantoja is averaging a takedown 1.10 times per 3 rds and Askar Askarov takes his opponents down 2.00 times per 3 rds. When talking about striking, Pantoja is landing 4.58 strikes per minute and connects on 47% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Askar Askarov, who lands 48% of the strikes he attempts and is landing 3.43 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Arman Tsarukyan is set to clash with Davi Ramos. Ramos steps into the Octagon with a mark of 10-3-0. The 33-year-old weighs 155 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 70". Tsarukyan measures in at 5'7" and records a weight of 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 14-2-0. The 23-year-old stretches 72". When it comes to takedowns, Davi Ramos is able to curb 95% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents down on 50% of his tries. Tsarukyan is taking his opponents down on 13% of the attempts he tries and prevents 66% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Ramos is absorbing 2.80 strikes/min and he deals 2.74 strikes per minute. Tsarukyan, notwithstanding, is taking 1.23 strikes/minute and is dealing 2.00 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marc Diakiese (-160)
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