Roosevelt Roberts vs Brok Weaver Predictions, Picks, UFC on ESPN 9 Odds
Roosevelt Roberts vs Brok Weaver
UFC on ESPN 9
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Roosevelt Roberts will enter the Octagon with Brok Weaver at UFC on ESPN 9 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The opening line has Roberts at -320 while Weaver is coming in at +260.
Roosevelt "The Predator" Roberts comes into this fight holding a mark of 9-1-0. The 26-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 73". Brok "Chata Tuska" Weaver stands 6'0" and tips the scales at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 15-4-0. The 28-year-old stretches 73". In terms of significant strikes, Roosevelt Roberts is connecting on 2.87 per minute and Brok Weaver lands 5.57 significant strikes per min. Roberts connects on 46% of the significant strikes he tries while Weaver is landing 73%. When it comes to defending themselves, "The Predator" absorbs 2.35 significant strikes per min and "Chata Tuska" takes 2.84. Roberts also curbs 50% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Weaver thwarts 37% of the strikes thrown his way.
In terms of wrestling, Roosevelt Roberts is averaging more takedowns in the cage as he is averaging a takedown 1.84 times per 15 minutes. Roberts is getting his opponent to the mat on 63% of his attempts and defending 58% of all takedown attempts. Weaver is getting his opponent to the mat on 10% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 70% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Roberts is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 0.5 submissions per 3 rounds while Weaver goes for 0.8 submissions per 3 rounds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Roosevelt Roberts went up against Alexander Yakovlev and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Yakovlev landed 38 of 71 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Roberts walked away from this fight having landed 56 of 128 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Yakovlev ended up landing 20 of 49, which means his percentage was 40%. He finished the fight landing 8 of 34 significant strikes to the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Roberts landed 28% of his significant strikes by landing 28 of 98. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 22 of 90 aimed at the head. 60% of the significant strikes landed by Yakovlev and 96% of them connected on by Roberts were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Brok Weaver, he battled Kazula Vargas and took home the victory via a knee to the head in round 1. Vargas landed 60% of his significant strikes at distance while Weaver connected on 80% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Weaver connected on 55% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 5 of 9. He landed 3 of 6 significant strikes to the head. Vargas landed 15 of 29 significant strikes in that battle. Of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 6 of 14 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go in that contest, Vargas ended up landing 50 of 64 while Weaver was 6 of 10 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Billy Quarantillo enters the Octagon against Spike Carlyle. Quarantillo walks into the Octagon holding a record of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 145 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 70". Carlyle measures 5'8" and weighs 145 lbs. The switch fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 9-1-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 71". In terms of takedowns, Billy Quarantillo takes his opponents to the mat 0.80 times per 15 minutes while Spike Carlyle is averaging a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Quarantillo tags his opponents 10.77 strikes per min and lands 81% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side we have Spike Carlyle, who is connecting on 68% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 14.12 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Klidson Abreu is set to go up against Jamahal Hill. Hill looks to add a win to his career total of 7-0-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 79". Abreu measures in at 6'0" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 15-4-0. The 27-year-old stretches 74". In the category of takedowns, Jamahal Hill prevents 53% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 10% of his attempts. Abreu is taking his opponents down on 20% of his attempts and stops 80% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Hill takes 2.82 strikes per minute while he connects on 7.92 per minute. Abreu, on the contrary, is taking 2.71 strikes/minute and is dealing 2.02 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Roosevelt Roberts (-320)
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