Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Dallas, Texas, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Drew Dober will take on Rafael “The Turn” Alves in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 277 card.

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

The 33-year-old, Drew Dober is coming in with a 24-11-0 (1 NC) record. Dober will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Terrance McKinney at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev in March.

Alves, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Marc Diakiese on March 12, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez and holds a 20-10-0 record.

Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves
33
Age
31
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
70″
Reach
68″
24-11-0 (1 NC)
Record
20-10-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Drew Dober has an southpaw fighting stance with a 70″ reach. The 31-year-old, Rafael Alves is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ 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, then you fight southpaw.

Drew Dober:
→ Dober’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Dober lands 4.40 significant strikes per minute.
→ Dober’s takedown accuracy is 17%.
→ Dober’s takedown average is 0.80 per 15 minutes.
→ Dober’s takedown defense is 53%.

Dober comes in with 40% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.40 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Alves fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 2.10 significant strikes per minute. Drew Dober also has a 17% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.80 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Alves’s 0.00 takedowns and 60% takedown accuracy.

Rafael Alves:
→ Alves’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Alves lands 2.10 significant strikes per minute.
→ Alves’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Alves’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Alves’s takedown defense is 60%.

Rafael spent on average 8:14 minutes in the Octagon and Drew has an average fight time of 7:53 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 277 is live in , who do you think will win, Drew or Rafael? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2
Date
July 30, 2022
Location
Dallas, Texas, USA
Matchup
Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves

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