Neil Magny vs. Anthony Rocco Martin - 6/6/20 UFC 250 Pick and Prediction
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Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Neil Magny
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:15 PM (UFC APEX)
The Line: Anthony Rocco Martin +125 / Neil Magny -145 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Neil Magny and Anthony Rocco Martin face off in a welterweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight.Both of these guys are currently unranked but hope they can impress with a solid performance in this fight.
Neil Magny is a longtime UFC veteran that comes into this fight with a 22-8 overall and over his last four fights he has three wins. In Magny’s last fight against Jingliang Li on March 7th it was a dominating performance. Magny outstruck him 74-16 in significant strikes and that led to a unanimous decision.
Magny is averaging 3.93 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.15 significant strikes per minute. Magny is averaging 2.70 takedowns per 15 minutes and he also does a good job of stopping them doing so 59 percent of the times. Magny is a guy who likes to trade punches and also has a long reach that could benefit him in this fight.
Anthony Rocco Martin comes into this fight with a 17-5 record overall and in his last five fights he has four wins. Martin’s last fight came against Ramazan Emeev on November 9th 2019. Martin outstruck Emeev and he has also tried two submission attempts. Although he wasn’t successful with the attempts, he did enough to come away with a victory in the fight.
Martin averages 2.70 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.45 significant strikes per minute. He also averages 0.67 takedowns per 15 minutes and 1.1 submission attempts per 15 minutes. Martin is a decent striker but he has success when he is in the clinch or looking for a submission attempt. In this fight, look for Martin to try and control the fight early and it might be in his best interest to try and get the fight to the floor.
Martin is a decent fighter, but there is no doubt that Magny is the better fighter in this one. Look for Magny to use his size advantage and that will be the difference. Look for him to avoid the clinch and he will land one of his big punches to get the finish. Back Magny to win this fight.