Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima Pick, 5/7/2022 Predictions UFC 274 Odds
Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Blagoy Ivanov will battle Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 274 on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The opening line has Ivanov at -140 while Lima is coming in at +120.
Blagoy "Baga" Ivanov steps into the cage with a record of 18-4-0 (1 NC). The 35-year-old is fighting at 250 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 73". Marcos "Pezao" Rogerio de Lima stands 6'1" and tips the scales at 253 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 19-8-1. The 36-year-old stretches 75". Concerning significant strikes, Blagoy Ivanov connects on 3.32 per minute while Marcos Rogerio de Lima is landing 3.39 significant strikes per minute. Ivanov lands 40% of the significant strikes he tries while Rogerio de Lima connects on 54%. In terms of defending themselves, "Baga" allows 4.15 significant strikes per minute and "Pezao" absorbs 2.12. Ivanov also stops 54% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Rogerio de Lima is able to stop 54% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 274||Blagoy Ivanov||Marcos Rogerio de Lima|
|Record||18-4-0 (1 NC)||19-8-1|
|Average Fight Time||17:00||5:40|
|Weight||250 lbs||253 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.32||3.39|
Regarding grappling, Blagoy Ivanov is not as effective of a grappler as he takes his opponents down 1.06 times per 15 minutes. Ivanov is taking his opponents to the canvas on 54% of his tries and is defending 75% of all takedown tries against him. Rogerio de Lima is finishing his takedowns on 66% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 47% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Ivanov is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by trying 0.2 finishes per 15 minutes while Rogerio de Lima attempts 0.6 finishes per 15 min.
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In his previous bout, Blagoy Ivanov fought Augusto Sakai and wound up losing the fight via split decision in round 3. Sakai landed 89 of 174 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Ivanov walked away from this fight having landed 71 of 130 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Sakai ended up landing 78 of 161, which means his percentage was 48%. He ended up landing 35 of 105 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Ivanov ended up landing 52% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 66 of 125. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 47 of 105 to the head. 79% of the significant strikes connected on by Sakai and 78% of them landed by Ivanov were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Marcos Rogerio de Lima, he squared up with Ben Rothwell and ended up getting the victory in the fight by a punch to the head in round 1. Rothwell ended up landing 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Lima ended up connecting on 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Lima landed 58% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 14 of 24. He landed 11 of 20 significant strikes to the head. Rothwell ended up connecting on 2 of 8 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 2 of 8 to the head. Relating to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Rothwell ended up landing 2 of 8 and Lima ended up landing 14 of 24 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Francisco Trinaldo squares up against Danny Roberts. Trinaldo steps into the cage with a mark of 27-8-0. The 43-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands 5'9". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 70". Roberts measures 6'1" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 18-5-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 74". In the grappling category, Francisco Trinaldo takes his opponents to the mat 1.03 times per 3 rounds while Danny Roberts is averaging a takedown 0.30 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Trinaldo tags his opponents 3.04 strikes/minute and is landing 43% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Danny Roberts, who tags the opposition on 43% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 3.24 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when CJ Vergara is set to enter the Octagon with Kleydson Rodrigues. Rodrigues walks into the cage holding a mark of 7-1-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Vergara measures 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 9-3-1. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 68". Concerning wrestling, Kleydson Rodrigues is thwarting 66% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedowns on 10% of the times he tries. Vergara is finishing his takedowns on 10% of his attempts and deflects 87% of takedowns his opponents have tried. With reference to striking, Rodrigues is taking 1.40 strikes/min and he dishes out 6.07 strikes/minute. Vergara, moreover, is taking 5.23 strikes/min and deals 6.57 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Blagoy Ivanov (-140)
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