Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier Picks and Predictions 8-15-2020 UFC 252 Odds
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Stipe Miocic will enter the Octagon against Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The line has Miocic priced at -105 while Cormier is coming in at -115. This is the 3rd time the men have fought and this is for the heavyweight title. Cormier has said this is his last fight regardless, but if he were to win it'd be tough to walk away as the champ.
Stipe Miocic will be looking to add a victory to his career total of 19-3-0. The 37-year-old will fight at 240 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 80". Daniel "DC" Cormier comes in at 5'11" and records a weight of 235 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 22-2-0. The 41-year-old has a wingspan of 72". Regarding significant strikes, Stipe Miocic is connecting on 4.95 per minute while Daniel Cormier connects on 4.25 significant strikes per min. Miocic lands 52% of the significant strikes he throws while Cormier connects on 52%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Miocic absorbs 3.69 significant strikes per minute while "DC" allows 2.75. Miocic also deflects 56% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Cormier deflects 56% of the strikes thrown his way.
In the grappling category, Stipe Miocic is the more productive grappler as he is averaging a takedown 2.20 times per 3 rounds. Miocic is getting his opponent to the mat on 37% of his tries and is defending 73% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Cormier is finishing his takedown tries on 44% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 77% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding sub attempts, Miocic is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.3 submissions per 15 minutes while Cormier tries 0.5 submissions per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Miocic squared up with Cormier and wound up taking home the win by a punch to the head in round 4. Cormier landed 230 of 317 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Miocic finished this fight landing 135 of 244 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Cormier landed 181 of 263, which gave him a rate of 68%. He ended up landing 162 of 243 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Miocic ended up landing 53% of his significant strikes by sticking 123 of 229. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 86 of 188 aimed at the head. 76% of the significant strikes connected on by Cormier and 82% of them connected on by Miocic were done at a distance.
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An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Jairzinho Rozenstruik is set to enter the Octagon against Junior Dos Santos. Dos Santos steps into the cage holding a mark of 21-7-0. The 36-year-old weighs 238 lbs and stands in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 77". Rozenstruik measures in at 6'4" and records a weight of 242 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 10-1-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 78". In the category of takedowns, Junior Dos Santos is able to stop 81% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown attempts on 55% of his tries. Rozenstruik is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of his tries and is able to curb 75% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the matter of striking, Dos Santos takes 3.13 strikes per minute and he deals 4.66 strikes/minute. Rozenstruik, on the other hand, takes 3.21 strikes per minute and is landing 3.84 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stipe Miocic (-105)
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