Davi Ramos vs. Arman Tsarukyan - 7/18/20 UFC Fight Night 172 Pick and Prediction
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Arman Tsarukyan vs. Davi Ramos
Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Flash Forum)
The Line: Davi Ramos +180 / Arman Tsarukyan -195 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Davi Ramos and Arman Tsarukyan face off in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 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. Both of these guys are currently unranked.
Davi “Tasmanian Devil” Ramos comes into this fight with a 10-3 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has won four of his six fights. Ramos had won four fights in a row before his last fight in September of 2019 against Islam Makhachev. In that fight Ramos really struggled only having seven significant strikes total and that led to the unanimous decision loss.
Ramos is averaging 2.74 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.80 significant strikes per minute. Ramos is averaging 2.42 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 0.7 submission attempts during the same time period. Since coming into the UFC Ramos has never been taken down.
Arman “Ahlakalakets” Tsarukyan comes into this fight with a 14-2 record overall and since entering the UFC he has a 1-1 record. Tsarukyan’s first fight in the UFC came against Islam Makhachev and in that fight, he was taken down four times, enough to lead to a unanimous decision loss. His last fight came against Olivier Aubin-Mercier and that wasn’t much of a competition for him. Tsarukyan outstruck his opponent 47-23 and that led to the victory.
Tsarukyan is averaging 2.00 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 1.23 significant strikes per minute. Tsarukyan is also averaging 1.50 successful takedowns every 15 minutes, but he is only successful only 13 percent of the time. Tsarukyan is also stopping 66 percent of his opponents' takedowns, but in the first fight, he was taken down four times.
Tsarukyan is the more impressive fighter in this one, but even as good as he looked in the last fight, he wasn’t able to finish the fight. This play won’t be on who will win the fighter, rather on this fight going the distance.