Michael Johnson vs Marc Diakiese Pick, 12/3/2022 Predictions UFC Orlando Odds
Michael Johnson vs Marc Diakiese
Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Michael Johnson will enter the Octagon against Marc Diakiese at UFC Orlando on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The moneyline has Johnson coming in at +230 while Diakiese is at -275.
Michael Johnson looks to add a victory to his total of 21-18-0. The 36-year-old weighs 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter reaches 73". Marc "Bonecrusher" Diakiese stands in at 5'10" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a record of 16-5-0. The 29-year-old reaches 73". Regarding significant strikes, Michael Johnson connects on 4.20 per minute and Marc Diakiese is landing 2.63 significant strikes per min. Johnson is landing 38% of the significant strikes he tries while Diakiese lands 39%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, Johnson takes 3.91 significant strikes per minute while "Bonecrusher" absorbs 2.33. Johnson also stops 58% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Diakiese is able to thwart 53% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Orlando||Michael Johnson||Marc Diakiese|
|Average Fight Time||11:35||11:53|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.20||2.63|
Concerning grappling, Michael Johnson is not as efficient of a grappler as he takes his opponents down 0.50 times per 3 rounds. Johnson is finishing his takedown attempts on 43% of his tries and is stuffing 79% of all takedown attempts. Diakiese is finishing his takedowns on 47% of his takedown tries and is defending 64% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Johnson is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by trying 0.1 finishes per 15 min while Diakiese tries 0.6 finishes per 3 rounds.
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In his previous fight, Michael Johnson fought Jamie Mullarkey and wound up taking the loss by way of split decision in round 3. Mullarkey ended up landing 96 of 218 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Johnson walked away from this fight having landed 68 of 194 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Mullarkey landed 96 of 217, which means his percentage was 44%. He ended up landing 54 of 160 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Johnson ended up landing 34% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 66 of 190. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 42 of 147 aimed at the head. 86% of the significant strikes connected on by Mullarkey and 87% of them connected on by Johnson were done at a distance.
In the last fight for Marc Diakiese, he faced off with Damir Hadzovic and wound up taking home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Hadzovic ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Diakiese ended up connecting on 53% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Diakiese ended up landing 40% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 13 of 32. He landed 8 of 25 significant strikes directed at the head. Hadzovic connected on 5 of 10 significant strikes in that contest. Of those significant strikes, he landed 3 of 7 aimed at the head. Regarding total strikes attempted in that fight, Hadzovic was 20 of 25 and Diakiese ended up landing 78 of 111 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Darren Elkins goes up against Jonathan Pearce. Elkins will be looking to add a victory to his total of 27-10-0. The 38-year-old weighs 145 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 71". Pearce stands in at 6'0" and will fight at 145 lbs. The switch fighter walks into the cage with a record of 13-4-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 71". In the grappling category, Darren Elkins is averaging a takedown 2.76 times per 3 rounds and Jonathan Pearce is averaging a takedown 6.75 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Elkins lands an average of 3.52 strikes/min and connecting on 38% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Jonathan Pearce, who tags the opposition on 58% of the strikes he has tried and lands an average of 5.78 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Genaro Valdez is set to clash with Natan Levy. Levy looks to add a victory to his career total of 7-1-0. The 31-year-old weighs 155 lbs and stands 5'9". The southpaw fighter reaches 71". Valdez stands 5'9" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a record of 10-1-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 72". Concerning wrestling, Natan Levy thwarts 41% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is taking his opponents to the mat on 56% of his tries. Valdez is taking his opponents to the mat on 44% of his tries and is able to stop 15% of the takedowns his opponents try. With reference to striking, Levy is taking 3.62 strikes per minute while he is dealing 3.84 strikes/minute. Valdez, on the other side, is taking 12.91 strikes/min and is dishing out 5.12 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marc Diakiese (-275)
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