Robbie Lawler vs Neil Magny Picks and Predictions 8-29-2020 UFC Vegas 8 Odds
Robbie Lawler vs Neil Magny
UFC Vegas 8
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Robbie Lawler will face off against Neil Magny at UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The opening odds have Lawler coming in at +195 while Magny is coming in at -235.
Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler walks into the Octagon holding a record of 28-14-0. The 38-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 74". Neil "The Haitian Sensation" Magny comes in at 6'3" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a record of 23-8-0. The 33-year-old extends his reach 80". Regarding significant strikes, Robbie Lawler lands 3.57 per minute while Neil Magny connects on 3.95 significant strikes per min. Lawler is landing 45% of the significant strikes he attempts while Magny is landing 47%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Ruthless" allows 4.16 significant strikes per minute and "The Haitian Sensation" absorbs 2.17. Lawler also stops 60% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Magny stops 57% of the shots thrown.
In the grappling category, Robbie Lawler is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.71 times per 15 min. Lawler is finishing his takedown attempts on 66% of his tries and defending 65% of all takedown attempts. Magny is taking his opponents to the canvas on 44% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 58% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Lawler is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.2 finishes per 3 rounds while Magny goes for 0.3 finishes per 15 minutes.
In his previous bout, Robbie Lawler fought Colby Covington and was on the losing end of this fight by unanimous decision in round 5. Covington landed 201 of 541 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Lawler finished this fight landing 82 of 171 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Covington landed 179 of 515, which means his percentage was 34%. He finished the fight landing 128 of 454 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Lawler landed 46% of his significant strikes by landing 78 of 167. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 61 of 144 pointed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes connected on by Covington and 84% of them connected on by Lawler were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Neil Magny, he squared up with Anthony Rocco Martin and ended up getting the victory in the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Martin ended up landing 91% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Magny landed 75% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Magny connected on 58% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 64 of 110. He ended up connecting on 30 of 70 significant strikes to the head. Martin landed 37 of 82 significant strikes in that contest. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he ended up landing 26 of 70 aimed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, Martin connected on 46 of 91 and Magny landed 82 of 130 total strikes.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Alessio Di Chirico squares up with Zak Cummings. Di Chirico will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 12-4-0. The 30-year-old will fight at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Cummings stands 6'0" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 23-7-0. The 36-year-old extends his reach 75". When it comes to grappling, Alessio Di Chirico is averaging a takedown 1.95 times per 15 min while Zak Cummings gets a takedown 0.75 times per 3 rounds. When talking about striking, Di Chirico is connecting on 3.20 strikes per min and lands 42% out of all the strikes he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Zak Cummings, who tags his opponent on 32% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 2.47 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Ion Cutelaba is set to face off against Magomed Ankalaev. Ankalaev holds a career record of 13-1-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Cutelaba stands 6'1" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 15-5-0. The 26-year-old stretches 75". In terms of wrestling, Magomed Ankalaev defends against 85% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 33% of the times he tries. Cutelaba is finishing his takedown tries on 71% of the attempts he tries and thwarts 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. With regard to striking, Ankalaev absorbs 1.24 strikes/min and he is dishing out 3.46 per min. Cutelaba, notwithstanding, takes 3.26 strikes per minute and lands 5.29 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Neil Magny (-235)
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