Joshua Van vs Kevin Borjas – Fight Preview & Analysis

Van vs. Borjas 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, Joshua “The Fearless” Van will take on Kevin “El Gallo Negro” Borjas in the Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 295 card.

Van brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 65″ reach. In contrast, Borjas, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 68″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 51% striking accuracy, Van has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 8 per minute. On the other hand, Borjas boasts a 44% striking accuracy, landing approximately 5.8 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Joshua Van vs. Kevin Borjas matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 22-year-old, Joshua Van is coming in with a 8-1-0 record. Van will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria in June.

Borjas, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Victor Dias on June 24, 2023, at DWCS 7.1 and holds a 9-1-0 record.

Joshua Van vs. Kevin Borjas
22
Age
26
5′ 5″
Height
5′ 5″
125 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
65″
Reach
68″
8-1-0
Record
9-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Joshua Van has a orthodox fighting stance with an 65″ reach. The 26-year-old Kevin Borjas 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, you fight southpaw.

Joshua Van stats

→ Van’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Van lands 8 significant strikes per minute.
→ Van’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Van’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Van’s takedown defense is 80%.

Van comes in with 51% striking accuracy, typically landing about 8 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Borjas fires at 44% accuracy, landing about 5.8 significant strikes per minute. Joshua Van also has a 0% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Borjas’s 0 takedowns and 58% takedown accuracy.

Kevin Borjas stats

→ Borjas’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Borjas lands 5.8 significant strikes per minute.
→ Borjas’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Borjas’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Borjas’s takedown defense is 58%.

Kevin spent, on average, 15:00 minutes in the Octagon, and Joshua has an average fight time of 15:00 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, Joshua or Kevin? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 295: Jones vs. Miocic
Date
November 11, 2023
Location
New York City, New York, USA
Matchup
Joshua Van vs. Kevin Borjas

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