UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson is all set to fight Marine Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Vegas 26.
This fight card was initially supposed to be headlined by former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen, but the former champion sustained an injury and had to pull out of the fight.
The new main event fight between Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez will be fought a weight class higher at flyweight and will still be subjected to a five-round fight. Michelle Waterson is coming off of a split decision win over Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 177 back in September of 2020.
Prior to that, she was on a two-fight losing streak. She lost to Carla Esparza at UFC 249 on May 9, 2020, via a split decision. Before that, she lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
On the other hand, Marina Rodriguez is coming off of a stunning second-round TKO victory over rising contender in Amanda Ribas.
In the co-main event, Donald Cerrone will take on Alex Morono in a short notice fight, after his original opponent Diego Sanchez was released by the UFC.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.16
Significant Striking Accuracy: 50%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.16
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 53%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.36
Takedown Accuracy: 33%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 59%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.2
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.58
Significant Striking Accuracy: 49%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 4.00
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 49%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.52
Takedown Accuracy: 34%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 67%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.9
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 5-1 on picks, bringing my overall record to 114-51.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Flyweight: Marine Rodriguez (1.44) vs Michelle Waterson (2.75)
Prediction: Marina Rodriguez wins outright.
Welterweight: Donald Cerrone (1.53) vs Alex Morono (2.20)
Prediction: Donald Cerrone wins outright
Welterweight: Neil Magny (2.62) vs Geoff Neal (1.50)
Prediction: Geoff Neal wins outright vs Neil Magny goes over 1.5 rounds (1.36)
Heavyweight: Maurice Greene (2.50) vs Marcos De Lima (1.53)
Prediction: Marcos De Lima wins outright
Lightweight: Diego Ferreira (2.40) vs Gregor Gillespie (1.57)
Prediction: Gregor Gillespie wins outright