Alexander Romanov vs Juan Espino Pick, 4/17/2021 Predictions UFC on ESPN 22 Odds
Alexander Romanov vs Juan Espino
UFC on ESPN 22
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Alexander Romanov will enter the Octagon against Juan Espino at UFC on ESPN 22 on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The line has Romanov at -135 while Espino is priced at +115.
Alexander "King Kong" Romanov has a record of 13-0-0. The 30-year-old weighs 262 lbs and stands 6'2". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 75". Juan "El Guapo" Espino stands in at 6'3" and tips the scales at 255 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 11-1-0. The 40-year-old has a wingspan of 80". In terms of significant strikes, Alexander Romanov connects on 4.31 per minute while Juan Espino is landing 4.32 significant strikes per min. Romanov lands 39% of the significant strikes he throws and Espino lands 80%. Regarding defense, "King Kong" takes 1.76 significant strikes per min and "El Guapo" takes 0.54. Romanov also stops 43% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Espino curbs 42% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC on ESPN 22||Alexander Romanov||Juan Espino|
|Average Fight Time||7:05||3:42|
|Weight||262 lbs||255 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.31||4.32|
In the grappling category, Alexander Romanov is averaging more takedowns in the cage as he takes his opponents to the mat 6.35 times per 3 rds. Romanov is getting his opponent to the mat on 66% of the times he tries and stopping 10% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Espino is taking his opponents to the canvas on 77% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 10% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Romanov is not as skilled of a technician by going for 3.2 finishes per 3 rds while Espino attempts 6.1 finishes per 3 rds.
In his last bout, Alexander Romanov squared up with Marcos Rogerio de Lima and got a win for the night by a forearm choke from half guard in round 1. Lima landed 27 of 39 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Romanov ended the night having landed 10 of 12 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Lima landed 18 of 29, which means his percentage was 62%. He landed 7 of 17 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Romanov landed 85% of his significant strikes by connecting on 6 of 7. Of those significant strikes, he connected on 3 of 3 pointed at the head. 66% of the significant strikes connected on by Lima.
In the last bout for Juan Espino, he squared up with Jeff Hughes and ended up getting the victory in the fight by way of a neck crank in round 1. Espino ended up landing 20% of his significant strikes at distance. Espino landed 58% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 10 of 17. He landed 9 of 14 significant strikes directed at the head. Espino landed 21 of 29 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Bartosz Fabinski goes up against Gerald Meerschaert. Fabinski has a career record of 15-4-0. The 34-year-old weighs 170 lbs and measures 6'0". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 75". Meerschaert measures in at 6'1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 31-14-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 77". In the grappling category, Bartosz Fabinski is able to score a takedown 7.08 times per 3 rds while Gerald Meerschaert takes his opponents down 2.33 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Fabinski is connecting on 2.20 strikes/minute and connecting on 69% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Gerald Meerschaert, who is landing 42% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 3.30 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Anthony Birchak is set to face off with Tony Gravely. Gravely comes into this fight holding a mark of 20-6-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 69". Birchak measures 5'8" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 16-7-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 69". In terms of wrestling, Tony Gravely is preventing 50% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents down on 51% of his tries. Birchak is taking his opponents to the mat on 16% of the attempts he tries and prevents 73% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Concerning striking, Gravely absorbs 3.16 strikes per minute and he dishes out 3.69 per minute. Birchak, on the contrary, takes 3.06 strikes per min and is dealing 4.23 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alexander Romanov (-135)
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