Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Li Jingliang Pick, 1/16/2021 Predictions UFC on ABC 1 Odds
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Li Jingliang
UFC on ABC 1
Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Santiago Ponzinibbio will face off with Li Jingliang at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The odds have Ponzinibbio priced at -290 while Jingliang is priced at +245.
Santiago "Argentine Dagger" Ponzinibbio steps into the cage holding a mark of 28-3-0. The 34-year-old tips the scales at 170 lbs and stands in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Li "The Leech" Jingliang stands 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his record of 17-6-0. The 32-year-old extends his reach 71". When talking about significant strikes, Santiago Ponzinibbio lands 4.27 per min and Li Jingliang is landing 4.51 significant strikes per minute. Ponzinibbio connects on 39% of the significant strikes he throws while Jingliang is connecting on 42%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Argentine Dagger" absorbs 4.02 significant strikes per min while "The Leech" takes 3.69. Ponzinibbio also stops 64% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him and Jingliang defends against 59% of the shots thrown.
In the wrestling category, Santiago Ponzinibbio is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.54 times per 3 rounds. Ponzinibbio is scoring a takedown on 44% of his attempts and stopping 60% of all takedowns attempted on him. Jingliang is finishing his takedown tries on 39% of his takedown tries and is defending 59% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Ponzinibbio is less likely to go for the finish by trying 1.2 subs per 15 minutes while Jingliang looks to get 1.4 subs per 15 min.
In his previous fight, Santiago Ponzinibbio squared up with Neil Magny and ended up getting the win via a punch to the head in round 4. Magny ended up landing 72 of 251 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Ponzinibbio ended the night having landed 81 of 179 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Magny landed 72 of 251, which gave him a percentage of 28%. He landed 51 of 219 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Ponzinibbio ended up landing 44% of his significant strikes by sticking 79 of 177. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 51 of 144 aimed at the head. 97% of the significant strikes landed by Magny and 93% of them landed by Ponzinibbio were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Li Jingliang, he faced off with Neil Magny and wound up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Magny ended up connecting on 45% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Jingliang ended up connecting on 81% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Jingliang connected on 25% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 16 of 62. He ended up landing 11 of 50 significant strikes to the head. Magny ended up connecting on 74 of 139 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 56 of 118 aimed at the head. Discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Magny ended up landing 123 of 188 while Jingliang connected on 16 of 65 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Joaquin Buckley meets Alessio Di Chirico. Buckley will be looking to add a win to his career total of 12-3-0. The 26-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter reaches 76". Di Chirico stands in at 6'0" and weighs 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career record of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old stretches 74". In terms of takedowns, Joaquin Buckley takes his opponents to the mat 0.66 times per 15 min while Alessio Di Chirico is able to score a takedown 1.66 times per 3 rounds. When it comes to striking, Buckley connects on 4.89 strikes per minute and connecting on 38% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Alessio Di Chirico, who tags the opposition on 40% of the strikes that he throws and lands an average of 3.25 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Dusko Todorovic is set to take on Punahele Soriano. Soriano will be looking to add a victory to his total of 7-0-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and stands 5'11". The southpaw fighter reaches 72". Todorovic measures in at 6'1" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 10-0-0. The 26-year-old has an arm span of 74". Concerning wrestling, Punahele Soriano stops 4500% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the mat on 80% of the times he tries. Todorovic is finishing his takedowns on 6% of his tries and is able to curb 45% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Soriano is taking 2.41 strikes/min while he deals 3.99 per minute. Todorovic, on the contrary, is absorbing 5.25 strikes/minute and lands 8.04 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Santiago Ponzinibbio (-290)
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