In an absolute treat for fight fans, UFC is back with a triple-header fight week where Michael Chiesa takes on Neil Magny in the main event headliner of UFC Fight Island 8.
Michael Chiesa will be ending his year-long hiatus as he takes on Neil Magny in an exciting battle of the welterweights. Michael Chiesa has been on a tear since he moved up from lightweight. Chiesa decided to move up in weight class after suffering back to back losses to Kevin Lee and Anthony Pettis.
Since moving up to welterweight, Michael is on a three-fight winning streak having beaten the likes of Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez and Rafael Dos Anjos.
On the other hand, Neil Magny is riding high as he is also riding on a three-fight winning streak. Niel Magny had a very fruitful 2020 as he went 3-0 last year. In his last fight, Neil Magny defeated Robbie Lawler via decision at UFC Fight Night 175. Prior to that, he scored another unanimous decision victory over Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC 250 last June. Prior to that, he defeated Chinese UFC star Li Jingliang via decision at UFC 248.
Heading into this fight, Neil Magny (1.66) is a heavy betting favourite over Michael Chiesa (2.20).
Let’s compare the fight metrics:
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.96
Significant Striking Accuracy: 48%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute:2.15
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 56%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 2.63
Takedown Accuracy: 45%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 59%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.3
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 2.07
Significant Striking Accuracy: 39%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 1.95
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 52%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 3.84
Takedown Accuracy: 51%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 68%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.1
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 3-2 on picks, bringing my overall record to 82-34.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Welterweight: Michael Chiesa (2.20) vs Neil Magny (1.66)
Prediction: Michael Chiesa beats Neil Magny.
Welterweight: Mounir Lazzez (1.40) vs Warlley Alves (3.00)
Prediction: Warlley Alves defeats Mounir Lazzez.
L. Heavyweight: Isaac Villanueva (1.72) vs Vinicius Moreira (2.10)
Prediction: Isaac Villanueva beats Vinicius Moreira.
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (3.60) vs Viviana Araujo (1.28)
Prediction: The fight goes the distance (1.33)
Flyweight: Matt Schnell (2.10) vs Tyson Nam (1.76)
Prediction: Matt Schnell vs Tyson Nam doesn’t go the distance (1.61)
Featherweight: Lerone Murphy (1.33) vs Douglas Silva De Andrade (3.30)
Prediction: Lerone Murphy defeats Douglas Silva De Andrade.