Diego Lopes vs Pat Sabatini – Fight Preview & Analysis

Lopes vs. Sabatini fight preview

UFC 295: Jones vs. Miocic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in New York City, New York, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Diego Lopes will take on Pat Sabatini in the Featherweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 295 card.

Lopes brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 72″ reach. In contrast, Sabatini, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 70″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 50% striking accuracy, Lopes has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 2.12 per minute. On the other hand, Sabatini boasts a 59% striking accuracy, landing approximately 1.95 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 29-year-old, Diego Lopes is coming in with a 22-6-0 record. Lopes will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Gavin Tucker at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Font in August.

Sabatini, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Lucas Almeida on August 5, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Cannonier and holds a 18-4-0 record.

Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini
5′ 11″
5′ 8″
145 lbs.
145 lbs.

Diego Lopes has a orthodox fighting stance with an 72″ reach. The 33-year-old Pat Sabatini is an orthodox fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Diego Lopes stats

→ Lopes’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Lopes lands 2.12 significant strikes per minute.
→ Lopes’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Lopes’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Lopes’s takedown defense is 33%.

Lopes comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.12 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Sabatini fires at 59% accuracy, landing about 1.95 significant strikes per minute. Diego Lopes also has a 0% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Sabatini’s 3.83 takedowns and 42% takedown accuracy.

Pat Sabatini stats

→ Sabatini’s striking accuracy is 59%.
→ Sabatini lands 1.95 significant strikes per minute.
→ Sabatini’s takedown accuracy is 45%.
→ Sabatini’s takedown average is 3.83 per 15 minutes.
→ Sabatini’s takedown defense is 42%.

Pat spent, on average, 9:08 minutes in the Octagon, and Diego has an average fight time of 8:57 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an intriguing clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Diego or Pat? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 295: Jones vs. Miocic
November 11, 2023
New York City, New York, USA
Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini

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