Roosevelt Roberts vs. Brok Weaver - 5/30/20 UFC Fight Night 176 Pick and Prediction
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Brok Weaver vs. Roosevelt Roberts
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:00 PM (UFC APEX)
The Line: Roosevelt Roberts -305 / Brok Weaver +235 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Roosevelt Roberts and Brok Weaver face off in a lightweight showdown at UFC Fight Night 176. The fight will take place at the UFC Apex with no fans in attendance.Both of these guys are unranked in the division.
Roosevelt “The Predator” Roberts comes into this fight with a 9-1 record and in the UFC he has a 3-1 record. Roberts's last fight came on November 9th 2019 against Alexander Yakovlev. Roberts was taken down three times in that fight, but he did a good job of avoiding taking much damage. The fight ended up going to the judge's scorecards, but Roberts came away with a unanimous decision.
Roberts is averaging 2.87 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.35 significant strikes per minute. Roberts is also averaging 1.84 successful takedowns a fight, while also averaging 0.5 submission attempts during the same time frame. Roberts is a good fighter on the feet that likes to throw a lot of punches. Although those punches aren’t always the hardest, he can sometimes wear an opponent down with just how many he lands.
Brok “Chata Tuska” Weaver comes into this game with a 15-4 record, but his first fight in the UFC was an odd one. Weaver’s first fight in the UFC was on February 15th 2020 against Kazula Vargas. In that fight Vargas struck Weaver in the first round with an illegal knee which gave the win to Weaver. Weaver was getting beat pretty handily before the illegal knee so it’s hard to know what is mindset will be coming into this fight.
Weaver is averaging 5.57 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.84 significant strikes per minute.
Weaver is a boxer first and foremost so he is most comfortable when he is standing in the middle trying to throw haymakers. Weaver also loves to talk when he is in the octagon, so if he lands a big punch, everyone is going to know about it.
Weaver didn’t look good in his first fight in the UFC, and now he is facing even tougher competition. Look for Roberts to throw some big haymakers early, and Weaver is going to struggle. Look for Roberts to win this fight by TKO.