Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar- 7/15/20 UFC Fight Night 172 Pick and Prediction
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Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 11:30 PM (UFC Fight Island)
The Line: Pedro Munhoz -235 / Frankie Edgar +185 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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This fight has been rescheduled. Pedro Munhoz and Frankie Edgar face off in a featherweight bout for the co-main event at UFC FIght Night 172 which will take place at UFC’s Fight Island in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. Like the last few events, there will be no fans in attendance for this event. Munhoz is currently ranked seventh in the bantamweight division while Edgar is currently ranked seventh in the featherweight division.
Pedro “The Young Punisher” Munhoz comes into this fight with an 18-4 record but since coming into the UFC he has an 8-4 record. Munhoz had won three fighters in a row heading into his last fight against Aljamain Sterling. In that fight Munhoz was outstruck 174-105 and that led to a unanimous decision loss. Munhoz’s last fight win came in March of 2019 against Cody Garbrandt. In that fight, Munhoz landed a big punch late in the first round to come away with the victory.
Munhoz is averaging 5.29 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 6.17 significant strikes per minute. He likes to throw punches in bunches, and he also isn’t afraid to take damage. Munhoz is averaging 0.92 successful takedowns every 15 minutes but he tries for a lot more. Munhoz is only successful on 21 percent of his takedown attempts.
Frankie Edgar overall has a record of 22-8-1 record but he comes into this one really struggling having lost two fights in a row. Two fights ago Edgar lost to Max Holloway with a belt on the line, and in his last fight, he really struggled against Chan Sung Jung. Edgar was outstruck 46-9 in that fight and a little over halfway through the first round, he was knocked out by punches.
Edgar is averaging 3.60 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.48 significant strikes per minute. Edgar is also averaging 2.34 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and he tries 0.3 submission attempts during that same time period.
Edgar looked really bad in his last fight and he is going to struggle again in this one. Look for Munhoz to punish Edgar early and that will be enough to come away with the easy victory. If you are looking for a little extra value, take him to win this game on the money line.