Chris Camozzi vs. Tom Watson MMA Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 8/8/15
Tom Watson (17-8) vs. Chris Camozzi (21-10)
MMA: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Nashville)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
Chris Camozzi and Tom Watson square off Saturday night in Nashville at UCF Fight Night.
Chris Camozzi enters this fight with a 21-10 record and is winning 38 percent of his fights by decision. Camozzi has lost five of his last seven fights and is coming off a April loss to Ronaldo Souza. Camozzi is averaging 3.88 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 42.3 percent. Camozzi is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Camozzi is a high volume striker who can be a little reckless at times but does land a high number of punches throughout his fights. Four of Camozzi’s last five wins have come either by knockout or by decision when he landed enough strikes. Of course, Camozzi’s weakness is on the ground, as he doesn’t defend takedowns very well or have much success when on the canvas. This will be Camozzi’s first fight in Tennessee.
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Tom Watson enters this fight with a 17-8 record and is winning 47 percent of his fights by knockout. Watson has lost four of his last six fights and is coming off a January loss to Rafael Natal. Watson is averaging 3.75 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 41.7 percent. Watson is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero. For the most part, Watson has not looked good at all since joining UFC and could be in trouble if he doesn't find a way to turn things around quickly. The positives for Kong is that he is a decent striker with knockout power and three of his last four wins have been knockouts. Unfortunately, Watson has looked overmatched so far at this level. This will be Watson’s first career fight in Tennessee.
This fight isn’t exactly one that’s going to put fans in the seats, as both of these guys have lost quite a bit lately and aren’t in great form. However, Camozzi is the better fighter if forced to pick and has had far more success at the UFC level.
Look for Camozzi to win his second fight of 2015.