Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns Predictions, Picks, UFC on ESPN 9 Odds
Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns
UFC on ESPN 9
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Tyron Woodley will take on Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The opening moneyline has Woodley coming in at -190 while Burns is coming in at +165.
Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley holds a mark of 19-4-1. The 38-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 5'9". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Gilbert "Durinho" Burns comes in at 5'10" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 18-3-0. The 33-year-old reaches 71". Regarding significant strikes, Tyron Woodley lands 2.50 per minute while Gilbert Burns is connecting on 3.13 significant strikes per minute. Woodley lands 49% of the significant strikes he tries and Burns connects on 44%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Chosen One" absorbs 2.58 significant strikes per min and "Durinho" absorbs 3.02. Woodley also defends 57% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Burns prevents 56% of them.
In the grappling category, Tyron Woodley is not as effective of a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 1.21 times per 3 rounds. Woodley is finishing his takedown attempts on 41% of his tries and stuffing 92% of the attempts against him. Burns is scoring a takedown on 38% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 44% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of subbing the opposition, Woodley is less apt at going for the finish by trying 0.5 finishes per 3 rounds while Burns goes for 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last bout, Tyron Woodley squared up with Kamaru Usman and walked away in defeat via unanimous decision in round 5. Usman ended up landing 336 of 390 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Woodley ended the night having landed 60 of 79 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Usman landed 141 of 194, giving him a percentage of 72%. He ended up landing 56 of 104 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Woodley landed 66% of his significant strikes by connecting on 34 of 51. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 12 of 28 pointed at the head. 19% of the significant strikes connected on by Usman and 29% of them connected on by Woodley were thrown at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Gilbert Burns, he faced off with Demian Maia and took home the victory by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Maia ended up connecting on 97% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Burns connected on 38% of his significant strikes at distance. Burns connected on 81% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 13 of 16. He ended up connecting on 10 of 13 significant strikes directed at the head. Maia connected on 4 of 7 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 4 of 7 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he threw in that fight, Maia was 4 of 7 and Burns ended up connecting on 14 of 17 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Blagoy Ivanov squares up with Augusto Sakai. Ivanov steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 18-3-0. The 33-year-old is weighing in at 250 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 73". Sakai comes in at 6'3" and weighs in at 265 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 14-1-1. The 29-year-old extends his reach 77". Regarding grappling, Blagoy Ivanov is able to score a takedown 1.07 times per 15 minutes while Augusto Sakai is averaging a takedown 0.24 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Ivanov is landing 3.09 strikes per minute and connects on 38% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Augusto Sakai, who lands 46% of the strikes he has thrown and is connecting on 5.51 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Brok Weaver is set to clash with Roosevelt Roberts. 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". 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". Concerning grappling, Roosevelt Roberts is stopping 58% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is finishing his takedown attempts on 63% of his attempts. Weaver is finishing his takedown tries on 10% of the tries he takes and is able to stop 70% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the matter of striking, Roberts absorbs 2.35 strikes/min while he connects on 2.87 per minute. Weaver, on the other hand, takes 2.84 strikes/minute and is connecting on 5.57 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tyron Woodley (-190)
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