Joshua Van vs Kevin Borjas Pick, 11/11/2023 Predictions UFC 295 Odds
Joshua Van vs Kevin Borjas
Madison Square Garden in New York City
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Joshua Van will enter the Octagon against Kevin Borjas at UFC 295 on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The opener has Van priced at -238 while Borjas is priced at +195.
Joshua "The Fearless" Van has a career mark of 8-1-0. The 22-year-old records a weight of 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 65". Kevin "El Gallo Negro" Borjas measures 5'5" and steps on the scale at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a win to his career total of 9-1-0. The 25-year-old stretches 68". In the category of significant strikes, Joshua Van is connecting on 8.00 per minute while Kevin Borjas is landing 5.80 significant strikes per minute. Van is landing 51% of the significant strikes he attempts and Borjas is landing 44%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Fearless" allows 6.87 significant strikes per minute while "El Gallo Negro" absorbs 2.87. Van also prevents 64% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Borjas deflects 55% of them.
|UFC 295||Joshua Van||Kevin Borjas|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||15:00|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||8.00||5.80|
When it comes to wrestling, Joshua Van is the more apt grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.90 times per 3 rounds. Van is taking his opponents to the canvas on 15% of his tries and stopping 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Borjas is taking his opponents to the mat on 15% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 58% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Van is the more skilled technician by going for 0.6 submissions per 3 rds while Borjas goes for 0.3 submissions per 3 rounds.
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The last time he fought, Joshua Van went up against Zhalgas Zhumagulov and wound up getting the victory by way of split decision in round 3. Zhumagulov ended up landing 104 of 291 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Van finished this fight landing 131 of 245 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Zhumagulov ended up landing 103 of 287, giving him a percentage of 35%. He ended up landing 45 of 201 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Van landed 51% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 120 of 234. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 78 of 179 aimed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes connected on by Zhumagulov and 88% of them connected on by Van were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Kevin Borjas, he fought Victor Dias and ended up winning this fight by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Dias landed 76% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Borjas connected on 96% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Borjas ended up connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 87 of 194. He ended up landing 76 of 180 significant strikes directed at the head. Dias ended up connecting on 43 of 96 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 22 of 66 aimed at the head. Discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Dias was 122 of 190 while Borjas was 99 of 206 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Dennis Buzukja squares up with Jamall Emmers. Buzukja steps into the cage with a mark of 8-3-0. The 26-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and stands in at 5'9". The switch fighter extends his reach 70". Emmers measures in at 5'10" and will fight at 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his career record of 19-7-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 74". When it comes to grappling, Dennis Buzukja takes his opponents down 1.00 times per 15 minutes while Jamall Emmers is averaging a takedown 1.98 times per 15 min. When talking about striking, Buzukja lands an average of 3.29 strikes/minute and is connecting on 43% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Jamall Emmers, who connects on 47% of the strikes he has tried and lands 4.95 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Mackenzie Dern is set to clash with Jessica Andrade. Andrade comes into this bout with a mark of 24-12-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and measures 5'1". The orthodox fighter stretches 62". Dern stands in at 5'4" and tips the scales at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 13-3-0. The 30-year-old extends her reach 63". When it comes to takedowns, Jessica Andrade is stopping 70% of the takedowns her opponents try and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 54% of her tries. Dern is finishing her takedown tries on 15% of her tries and deflects 40% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Andrade takes 5.34 strikes per min while she is dealing 6.68 strikes per minute. Dern, in contrast, takes 4.09 strikes/min and dishes out 3.36 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kevin Borjas (+195)
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