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Shannon Ross vs Jesus Aguilar 7/8/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Shannon Ross vs Jesus Aguilar 7/8/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

On Saturday, July 8, 2023, at UFC 290, Jesus Aguilar and Shannon Ross will square off. Ross is listed at +150 in the opening odds, while Aguilar is at -186.

The record of Shannon “The Turkish Delight” Ross is 13-7-0. The 34-year-old weighs 125 pounds and is 5’6″ tall. The arm span of the switch fighter is 66″. Jesus Aguilar is 5’4″ tall and weighs 125 pounds. The orthodox boxer will want to improve his 8-2-0 record by picking up a victory. The 27-year-old possesses a 62-inch wingspan. Jesus Aguilar averages 1.60 significant strikes per minute, compared to Shannon Ross’s 6.57 significant strikes per minute. Aguilar connects on 48% of his significant strikes, while Ross lands 37%. Regarding defense, “The Turkish Delight” takes 8.99 significant hits per minute, whereas Aguilar only receives 0.92. Additionally, Aguilar can block 65% of the essential strikes his opponents direct at him, compared to 52% for Ross.

Ross has lost three of his previous four fights and must turn things around. His most recent contest was in a first-round TKO loss to Kleydson Rodrigues in February of this year, his second consecutive UFC setback. His fighting history shows 12 victories, including six knockouts, one submission, and five decisions. His 12 wins have included three first-round finishes. He has seven losses, three coming through the decision and three via knockout.

The takedown accuracy of “The Turkish Delight” is 0%, yet the hitting accuracy is 38%. He deals 8.99 big blows per minute while landing 6.57. This ratio has worsened in the little time he has been in the UFC. His defensive percentage against powerful blows is 53%, while his takedown defense is 100%. He doesn’t currently have any takedown or submission averages.

Shannon Ross could be a more skilled takedown wrestler; he achieves one 0.60 times per three rounds. Ross successfully submits his opponent to the mat 15% of the time and successfully blocks 85% of takedown attempts against him. In 37% of his attempted takedowns, Aguilar succeeds in pinning his opponent to the ground, and in 15% of his opponents’ attempted takedowns, he successfully defends. The less competent of the two fighters, Ross, attempts 0.6 finishes every three rounds, while Aguilar aims for 1.8 finishes per fifteen minutes.

Shannon Ross lost to Kleydson Rodrigues in his most recent bout after being hit in the body during round 1. Rodrigues tried 24 total blows in that battle, 16 of which he connected with. Ross had four full blows in this bout, just one of which connected. Rodrigues ultimately connected on 14 of his 22 important impacts, for a percentage of 63%. He completed the fight by connecting on eight of the sixteen critical head-directed blows. Ross connected on 1 of 4 big blows from the other side of the cage, landing 25% of his essential strikes. He landed 0 of 1, directed towards the head, placing these big hits. 100% of Ross’ significant strikes and 64% of Rodrigues’ big strikes thrown from a distance.

Shannon Ross vs Jesus Aguilar 7/8/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Jesus Aguilar last competed in the Octagon against Tatsuro Taira, who he was defeated by using a triangle armbar in round 1. Aguilar hit all his big distance blows, while Taira only connected on 0% of those he attempted. Aguilar ultimately connected on both of his attempts, landing 100% of the significant blows tried. He was successful in striking the head with 0 of 0 serious blows. In that duel, Taira eventually made one of the critical hits. He accurately landed 1 of 1 significant strikes aimed at the head. Taira was successful with 5 of the total strikes he threw in this bout, while Aguilar was successful with 2.

In February of this year, Aguilar lost to Tatsuro Taira through first-round triangle armbar submission. His previous eight-fight winning streak, which had started in 2015, was ended by this. He has eight victories in his fighting career, including two decisions and six submits. His two defeats have been through submission, while two of his six submission wins have come in first-round finishes.

He has a 48 percent strike accuracy and a 38 percent takedown accuracy. He deals 1.60 meaningful blows per minute while receiving 0.92. Although he has a good ratio, he might be more assertive. He has a 66 percent success rate against heavy strikes but no takedown defense. In addition, he submits 1.84 opponents every 15 minutes of fighting, averaging 2.77 takedowns.

Shannon Ross vs Jesus Aguilar. Ross will finally get a break from an aggressive striker, but he has to deal with an aggressive grappler. This battle will likely end in favor of Aguilar, who wants to keep this fight on the ground.

Prediction: Take Jesus Aguilar to Win at -180

Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: Saturday, July 08, 2023

Main Card: 10:00 PM ET

Prelims: 8:00 PM ET

Watch on: ESPN and ESPN+


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