Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Frankie Saenz will take on Jonathan “Dragon” Martinez in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 173 card.

In this post, we will break down Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 42-year-old, Frankie Saenz is coming in with a 13-6-0 record. Saenz will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis in March.

Martinez, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision loss against Andre Ewell on March 23, 2019 at UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes and holds a 11-3-0 record.

Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez
5′ 6″
5′ 8″
135 lbs.
135 lbs.

Frankie Saenz has an orthodox fighting stance with a 66″ reach. The 28-year-old, Jonathan Martinez is an southpaw 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, then you fight southpaw.

Frankie Saenz:
→ Saenz’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Saenz lands 3.97 significant strikes per minute.
→ Saenz’s takedown accuracy is 32%.
→ Saenz’s takedown average is 1.77 per 15 minutes.
→ Saenz’s takedown defense is 62%.

Saenz comes in with 46% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.97 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Martinez fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 3.67 significant strikes per minute. Frankie Saenz also has a 32% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.77 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Martinez’s 0.51 takedowns and 33% takedown accuracy.

Jonathan Martinez:
→ Martinez’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Martinez lands 3.67 significant strikes per minute.
→ Martinez’s takedown accuracy is 28%.
→ Martinez’s takedown average is 0.51 per 15 minutes.
→ Martinez’s takedown defense is 33%.

Jonathan spent on average 14:44 minutes in the Octagon and Frankie has an average fight time of 13:09 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 173 is live in , who do you think will win, Frankie or Jonathan? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan
August 1, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez

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