Drew Dober vs. Jean Silva – Fight Preview & Analysis

Drew Dober vs. Jean Silva fight preview

UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Drew Dober will take on Jean “Lord” Silva in the Lightweight bout. You can view the complete UFC on ESPN 59 card.

Dober brings a unique southpaw fighting stance with an 70″ reach. In contrast, Silva, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 69″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 40% striking accuracy, Dober has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.34 per minute. On the other hand, Silva boasts a 54% striking accuracy, landing approximately 5.71 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Drew Dober vs. Jean Silva matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Drew Dober is coming in with a 27-13-0 (1 NC) record. Dober will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Renato Moicano at UFC Fight Night: Dolidze vs. Imavov in February.

Silva, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Drew Dober on February 3, 2024, at UFC 303: Pereira vs. Prochazka 2 and holds a 13-2-0 record.

Drew Dober vs. Jean Silva
5′ 8″
5′ 7″
155 lbs.
145 lbs.
27-13-0 (1 NC)

Drew Dober has a southpaw fighting stance with an 70″ reach. The 27-year-old Jean Silva is an orthodox fighter with a 69″ 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.

Drew Dober stats

→ Dober’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Dober lands 4.34 significant strikes per minute.
→ Dober’s takedown accuracy is 18%.
→ Dober’s takedown average is 0.71 per 15 minutes.
→ Dober’s takedown defense is 56%.

Dober comes in with 40% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.34 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Silva fires at 54% accuracy, landing about 5.71 significant strikes per minute. Drew Dober also has a 18% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.71 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Silva’s 1.17 takedowns and 72% takedown accuracy.

Jean Silva stats

→ Silva’s striking accuracy is 54%.
→ Silva lands 5.71 significant strikes per minute.
→ Silva’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Silva’s takedown average is 1.17 per 15 minutes.
→ Silva’s takedown defense is 72%.

Jean spent, on average, 8:31 minutes in the Octagon, and Drew has an average fight time of 7:57 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a good clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Drew or Jean? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez
July 13, 2024
Denver, Colorado, USA
Drew Dober vs. Jean Silva

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