jeong yeong lee vs yi zha pick, 2/4/2023 predictions ufc vegas 68 odds
JeongYeong Lee vs Yi Zha
UFC Vegas 68
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, February 4, 2023
JeongYeong Lee will enter the Octagon against Yi Zha at UFC Vegas 68 on Saturday, February 4, 2023. The odds have Lee priced at -250 while Zha is coming in at +210.
JeongYeong "Korean Tiger" Lee will be looking to add a win to his career total of 9-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 73". Yi Zha stands 5'7" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 21-3-0. The 26-year-old extends his reach 70". When talking about significant strikes, JeongYeong Lee is landing 10.77 per minute while Yi Zha lands 2.50 significant strikes per min. Lee is landing 56% of the significant strikes he tries while Zha is connecting on 48%. Regarding defense, "Korean Tiger" allows 4.62 significant strikes per min and Zha takes 2.21. Lee also deflects 40% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Zha is able to deflect 51% of the shots thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 68||JeongYeong Lee||Yi Zha|
|Average Fight Time||0:39||8:37|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||10.77||2.50|
In the grappling category, JeongYeong Lee is not as effective of a wrestler as he gets a takedown 0.50 times per 15 minutes. Lee is finishing his takedown attempts on 15% of his tries and is stuffing 50% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Zha is scoring a takedown on 75% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 60% of the tries against him. Regarding going for the sub, Lee is the more skilled fighter by attempting 11.5 finishes per 15 minutes while Zha goes for 2.6 finishes per 3 rds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, JeongYeong Lee fought Lu Kai and ended up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 1. Kai ended up landing 4 of 6 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Lee ended the night having landed 5 of 13 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Kai landed 4 of 6, which gave him a rate of 66%. He landed 2 of 4 significant strikes aimed at the head. Statistically, Lee ended up landing 38% of his significant strikes by sticking 5 of 13. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 5 of 13 to the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Kai and 60% of them connected on by Lee were tallied at distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Yi Zha, he squared up with Koyomi Matsushima and ended up getting the victory by split decision in round 3. Matsushima ended up landing 53% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Zha connected on 65% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Zha ended up connecting on 41% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 32 of 77. He ended up connecting on 13 of 52 significant strikes aimed at the head. Matsushima ended up landing 32 of 65 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 16 of 44 to the head. In terms of the strikes he fired off in this contest, Matsushima was 53 of 98 while Zha ended up landing 50 of 96 total strikes.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Toshiomi Kazama fights Rinya Nakamura. Kazama holds a mark of 10-2-0. The 25-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 69". Nakamura measures in at 5'7" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 6-0-0. The 27-year-old extends his reach 68". Regarding grappling, Toshiomi Kazama is averaging a takedown 2.00 times per 3 rds and Rinya Nakamura takes his opponents to the canvas 5.22 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Kazama is connecting on 1.67 strikes/minute and is connecting on 62% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Rinya Nakamura, who tags his opponent on 52% of the strikes he has attempted and connects for an average of 7.48 per min.
Another bout to watch is when HyunSung Park is set to enter the Octagon against SeungGuk Choi. Choi walks into the Octagon with a record of 6-1-0. The 26-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 64". Park comes in at 5'7" and will fight at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 7-0-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 66". Concerning wrestling, SeungGuk Choi defends against 90% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown tries on 33% of his attempts. Park is finishing his takedown tries on 28% of the attempts he tries and deflects 80% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Choi is absorbing 2.33 strikes per minute while he dishes out 2.63 strikes/min. Park, at the same time, is taking 4.70 strikes/minute and is connecting on 4.70 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take JeongYeong Lee (-250)
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