Li Jingliang vs Tony Ferguson Pick, 9/10/2022 Predictions UFC 279 Odds
Li Jingliang vs Tony Ferguson
T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Li Jingliang will enter the Octagon against Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The opening moneyline has Jingliang coming in at -305 while Ferguson is at +255.
Li "The Leech" Jingliang looks to add a win to his career record of 19-7-0. The 34-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 71". Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson stands 5'11" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 26-7-0. The 38-year-old has a wingspan of 76". Regarding significant strikes, Li Jingliang connects on 4.39 per min and Tony Ferguson is landing 5.12 significant strikes per minute. Jingliang is landing 42% of the significant strikes he tries while Ferguson is connecting on 45%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "The Leech" absorbs 3.66 significant strikes per min and "El Cucuy" absorbs 3.81. Jingliang also stops 58% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Ferguson is able to stop 58% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC 279||Li Jingliang||Tony Ferguson|
|Average Fight Time||10:20||11:00|
|Weight||170 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.39||5.12|
In terms of wrestling, Li Jingliang is the more competent wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 1.27 times per 3 rounds. Jingliang is taking his opponents to the canvas on 40% of his attempts and stopping 60% of the takedowns his opponents try. Ferguson is taking his opponents to the mat on 42% of his takedown attempts and stopping 66% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Jingliang is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Ferguson looks to get 1.1 finishes per 3 rds.
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The last time he fought, Li Jingliang squared up with Muslim Salikhov and wound up taking home the victory via a punch to the head in round 2. Salikhov landed 33 of 67 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Jingliang finished this fight landing 40 of 91 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Salikhov landed 23 of 56, which means his percentage was 41%. He finished the fight landing 18 of 48 significant strikes to the head. On the other side, Jingliang landed 43% of his significant strikes by landing 38 of 87. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 13 of 49 aimed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes landed by Salikhov and 78% of them landed by Jingliang were tallied at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Tony Ferguson, he faced off with Michael Chandler and wound up losing the fight via a kick to the head in round 2. Chandler ended up connecting on 66% of his significant strikes at distance while Ferguson ended up landing 85% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Ferguson landed 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 20 of 50. He landed 13 of 38 significant strikes directed at the head. Chandler landed 27 of 53 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 15 of 39 directed at the head. In terms of the strikes he fired off in this contest, Chandler ended up landing 43 of 73 while Ferguson was 27 of 58 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Kevin Holland enters the Octagon with Daniel Rodriguez. Holland comes into this fight with a mark of 23-7-0 (1 NC). The 29-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 81". Rodriguez measures 6'1" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a record of 16-2-0. The 35-year-old has a reach of 74". When it comes to grappling, Kevin Holland gets a takedown 0.84 times per 15 minutes while Daniel Rodriguez takes his opponents to the canvas 0.86 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Holland connects for an average of 3.90 strikes per min and connects on 54% of his attempted strikes. On the other side of the cage we have Daniel Rodriguez, who connects on 50% of the strikes he attempts and lands 8.06 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Ion Cutelaba is set to face off against Johnny Walker. Walker looks to add a win to his total of 18-7-0. The 30-year-old weighs 205 lbs and stands 6'6". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 82". Cutelaba stands 6'1" and tips the scales at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 16-7-1 (1 NC). The 28-year-old reaches 75". Concerning grappling, Johnny Walker is thwarting 62% of the takedowns fighters have gone for and is taking his opponents to the mat on 85% of his tries. Cutelaba is taking his opponents down on 62% of the attempts he tries and thwarts 79% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Walker takes 2.78 strikes/min while he lands 3.45 strikes per min. Cutelaba, on the contrary, is absorbing 3.39 strikes per minute and is landing 4.81 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tony Ferguson (+255)
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