Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera will square off tonight as part of the Main Card at the UFC Apex. This fight is set to be three rounds in the Bantamweight Division. Let’s size up these fighters and then get to our Munhoz vs Rivera pick. Monkey Knife Fight is offering an interesting contest for tonight’s fight with good lines and odds.
Pedro Munhoz comes in standing 5’6 and weighing in at 135 pounds. He’s 18-5 overall, 5-0 in fights decided by knockout, and 8-0 in fights decided by submission. He fights at a fast pace and lands 5.53 significant strikes per minute. Munhoz has lost his last two fights after both went to the judges. His most recent loss was a split decision and the fight before that was a unanimous decision. 3 of his last 5 fights have gone the distance.
Jimmie Rivera stands 5’4 giving up 2 inches in height but has a 3.5 inch reach advantage against Munhoz tonight. Rivera is repping Puerto Rico strong and comes in with a 23-4 overall record, 4-1 in fights decided by knockout, and 2-0 in fights decided by submission. He has lost 3 of his last 5 fights. However, it’s worth noting that his last 4 and 8 of his last 9 fights have gone to decision.
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I really think that this fight will go the distance. Seeing the two recent fights for Munhoz go a full three and five rounds is a good trend to see. 8 of the last 9 fights for Rivera have gone the distance. These two fought each other back in 2015 and the fight went three full rounds. So let’s take the over on significant strikes for both of these fighters tonight. The math is pretty simple. Munhoz averages 5.53 significant strikes per minute * 5 minutes = 27.65 significant strikes per round * 3 rounds = 82.95 significant strikes. Rivera averages 3.99 significant strikes per minute * 5 minutes = 19.95 significant strikes per round *3 rounds = 59.85 significant strikes. Looking back to the last time these two fought, Rivera finished with 96 significant strikes and Munhoz finished with 66 significant strikes. Hitting both of these pays out 3 times your buy in!! Get in on the action tonight! They will even match your first $50! Click the link below.
Fantasy not your style? That’s fine too. You can bet on over 2.5 rounds on this fight but you will have to drink some juice because the odds are listed at -290 for this fight to go to the judges. A little steep but the recent trends suggest that there’s a good reason for these odds.
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