Tim Elliott vs Ryan Benoit Picks and Predictions 7-15-2020 UFC Fight Night 172 Odds
Tim Elliott vs Ryan Benoit
UFC Fight Night 172
UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Tim Elliott will face off against Ryan Benoit at UFC Fight Night 172 at UFC Fight Island on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The opening moneyline has Elliott priced at -130 while Benoit is at +110.
Tim Elliott will be looking to add a victory to his record of 16-11-1. The 33-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter reaches 66". Ryan "Baby Face" Benoit stands in at 5'5" and is fighting at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 10-6-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 68". With respect to significant strikes, Tim Elliott lands 3.41 per minute while Ryan Benoit is landing 2.80 significant strikes per minute. Elliott is connecting on 46% of the significant strikes he throws and Benoit is landing 40%. In terms of defending in the cage, Elliott allows 2.53 significant strikes per min and "Baby Face" takes 3.18. Elliott also thwarts 60% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Benoit is able to prevent 60% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
When it comes to takedowns, Tim Elliott is the more skilled wrestler as he gets a takedown 4.31 times per 15 minutes. Elliott is scoring a takedown on 55% of his tries and is stuffing 58% of all takedown attempts. Benoit is finishing his takedown attempts on 16% of his takedown attempts and is stopping 64% of all takedowns attempted on him. When it comes to subbing opponents, Elliott is the more capable fighter by attempting 1.2 submissions per 15 min while Benoit attempts 0.2 submissions per 15 min.
In his last bout, Tim Elliott squared up with Brandon Royval and ended up losing the fight via an arm triangle in round 2. Royval landed 22 of 41 total strikes that he threw in that contest. Elliott walked away from this fight having landed 40 of 55 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Royval landed 16 of 33, giving him a percentage of 48%. He landed 9 of 26 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Elliott landed 53% of his significant strikes by connecting on 17 of 32. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 6 of 18 aimed at the head. 75% of the significant strikes connected on by Royval and 64% of them landed by Elliott were done at distance.
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In the last fight for Ryan Benoit, he squared up with Heili Alateng and ended up walking away in defeat by way of split decision in round 3. Alateng connected on 90% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Benoit ended up landing 77% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Benoit ended up connecting on 53% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 68 of 128. He connected on 45 of 101 significant strikes directed at the head. Alateng landed 47 of 131 significant strikes in that fight. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 27 of 108 to the head. Relating to total strikes that he threw in that fight, Alateng ended up landing 72 of 160 and Benoit was 84 of 145 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Jimmie Rivera fights Cody Stamann. Rivera looks to add a victory to his career total of 22-4-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 68". Stamann measures 5'6" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 19-2-1. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 64". In the grappling category, Jimmie Rivera scores a takedown 0.70 times per 3 rds and Cody Stamann is averaging a takedown 3.34 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Rivera tags his opponents 4.10 strikes per minute and is landing 40% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Cody Stamann, who lands 49% of the strikes he has thrown and connects on 4.51 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Chris Fishgold is set to enter the Octagon against Jared Gordon. Gordon steps into the Octagon with a record of 15-4-0. The 31-year-old records a weight of 145 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 68". Fishgold measures in at 5'8" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 18-3-1. The 28-year-old stretches 68". Regarding wrestling, Jared Gordon defends against 57% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedowns on 39% of the times he tries. Fishgold is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of the attempts he tries and stops 33% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Gordon is taking 3.90 strikes/min and he connects on 6.26 per min. Fishgold, moreover, takes 2.53 strikes/minute and connects on 2.53 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ryan Benoit (+110)
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