Ricky Simon vs Jack Shore Pick, 7/16/2022 Predictions UFC Long Island Odds
Ricky Simon vs Jack Shore
UFC Long Island
UBS Arena in Elmont, New York
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Ricky Simon will enter the Octagon against Jack Shore at UFC Long Island on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The line has Simon priced at +145 while Shore is coming in at -170.
Ricky Simon will be looking to add a victory to his total of 19-3-0. The 29-year-old weighs 135 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 69". Jack "Tank" Shore stands 5'8" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a mark of 16-0-0. The 27-year-old has a wingspan of 71". Regarding significant strikes, Ricky Simon is connecting on 3.04 per min while Jack Shore is landing 4.18 significant strikes per min. Simon lands 43% of the significant strikes he attempts while Shore connects on 59%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, Simon takes 3.00 significant strikes per minute and "Tank" absorbs 2.27. Simon also deflects 64% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Shore thwarts 60% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Long Island||Ricky Simon||Jack Shore|
|Average Fight Time||12:12||13:04|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.04||4.18|
In terms of takedowns, Ricky Simon is the more capable grappler as he scores a takedown 6.76 times per 3 rds. Simon is finishing his takedown attempts on 54% of his attempts and thwarting 72% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Shore is finishing his takedowns on 41% of the takedowns he attempts and is stopping 84% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Simon is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by trying 0.4 finishes per 15 minutes while Shore attempts 0.7 finishes per 3 rounds.
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The last time he fought, Ricky Simon squared up with Raphael Assuncao and wound up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 2. Assuncao ended up landing 10 of 28 total strikes attempted in that contest. Simon walked away from this fight having landed 27 of 41 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Assuncao landed 7 of 25, which gave him a percentage of 28%. He finished the fight landing 1 of 17 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Simon ended up landing 60% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 18 of 30. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 13 of 25 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Assuncao and 55% of them connected on by Simon were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Jack Shore, he faced off with Timur Valiev and ended up getting the victory in the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Valiev ended up connecting on 93% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Shore ended up landing 77% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Shore landed 65% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 70 of 107. He connected on 46 of 81 significant strikes to the head. Valiev landed 72 of 150 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 23 of 83 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes that he let go in that fight, Valiev connected on 75 of 155 while Shore landed 87 of 128 of all the strikes he threw.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Bill Algeo faces off with Billy Quarantillo. Algeo walks into the cage with a mark of 15-6-0. The 33-year-old is weighing in at 145 lbs and comes in at 6'0". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 73". Quarantillo measures 5'10" and is weighing in at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 16-4-0. The 33-year-old has an arm span of 70". Regarding grappling, Bill Algeo is averaging a takedown 0.80 times per 15 minutes and Billy Quarantillo takes his opponents to the mat 1.37 times per 15 minutes. Regarding striking, Algeo tags his opponents 5.88 strikes/minute and is landing 53% of his attempted strikes. Joining him in the Octagon is Billy Quarantillo, who is landing 59% of his attempted strikes and connects for an average of 7.74 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Da-Un Jung is set to square up against Dustin Jacoby. Jacoby comes into this bout with a mark of 17-5-1. The 34-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Jung stands 6'4" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 15-2-1. The 28-year-old reaches 78". Concerning wrestling, Dustin Jacoby is able to thwart 58% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 42% of the times he tries. Jung is finishing his takedown tries on 61% of his tries and is able to stop 88% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Jacoby is absorbing 3.75 strikes per min and he lands 5.30 strikes/min. Jung, notwithstanding, is taking 3.77 strikes/minute and dishes out 4.03 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Jack Shore (-170)
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