Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Jessica Eye UFC Fight Night 132 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 6/23/18
Eye vs. Clark
UFC: Saturday, June 23, 2018 (Singapore Indoor Stadium)
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TV: UFC Fight Pass
Jessica-Rose Clark and Jessica Eye fight Saturday during UFC Fight Night 132 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Jessica-Rose Clark enters this fight with a 9-4 record and has won 50 percent of her fights by decision. Clark has won four of her last six fights and is coming off a January win over Paige VanZant. Clark is averaging 5.2 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 57.3 percent. Clark is averaging two takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 66.6 percent. Clark is now 2-0 under the UFC banner and is wasting little time getting her second fight of the year under her belt. Clark is coming off a bout in which she landed 78 strikes and produced two takedowns in a unanimous decision. Clark has proven to be a capable striker who lets her hands go at times and is a tough fighter with a respectable chin. Clark has never been finished in any of her fights and has decent takedown ability, producing four in her last two fights. Clark has above-average athleticism and very good stamina considering she’s used to a lot of her fights going the distance. Clark may not be the sexiest fighter in terms of finishes, but she’s usually the aggressor and has shown she’s a quality wrestler as well. This will be Clark’s first career fight in Singapore.
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Jessica Eye enters this fight with a 12-6 record and has won 67 percent of her fights by decision. Eye has lost five of her last seven fights and is coming off a January win over Kalindra Faria. Eye is averaging 3.27 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 37.4 percent. Eye is averaging 0.54 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 80 percent. Eye needs a victory here considering she hasn't won since her 2014 bout with Leslie Smith. Eye snapped a brutal four-fight losing streak and has a chance to win back-to-back fights for the first time since 2013. In her recent victory, Eye landed 53 strikes, produced three takedowns and failed on six different submission attempts. Split decision or not, Eye will certainly take the nod, as some were questioning if she even belonged in the octagon anymore. Regardless of her form, Eye is a tough nosed fighter with terrific striking ability and hand speed. Even in her losses, Eye was hanging in there tough, trading strikes and each of her last five losses have ended in decision. So, Eye may be on the losing end of fights, but you can never question her effort or her toughness to stand strong. This will be just the second time Eye has fought outside of the United States.
Eye is the slightly bigger fighter with more pop in her strikes and has to be much more confidence now that she has a win under her belt. However, Clark showed a lot in her last fight, as she held her own against a polished grappler and displayed some impressive ground and pound. While Clark has yet to develop a killer instinct to finish fights, she’s aggressive and is capable of being effective for all three rounds. She’s a solid fighter who finds ways to get the job done, which is something we haven’t been able to say much when it comes to Eye. I like what I’ve seen from Jessy Jess in her first two bouts.
Give me Clark to win this toss-up fight.