For the first time in UFC history, the Octagon will Likely Be set up in the Antel Arena at Montevideo, Uruguay to Get UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche II.
The women’s flyweight belt will be on line with the champion, Valentina”Bullet” Shevchenko, function as hefty -1000 favorite along with the challenger, Liz”Girl-rilla” Carmouche, coming back at +600. I have a breakdown and a choice for every one of the fights on the most important card.
Shevchenko (-1000) is making her next name defense and is aiming to pick up a fourth consecutive win total. “Bullet” fell from bantamweight when the flyweight division opened and has put together a three-fight winning streak, including beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk to acquire the belt and then protecting it from Jessica Eye in UFC 238 in June.
The 31-year-old includes a terrific fight IQ and does a excellent job reading her competitor. Shevchenko throws??strong kicks that she fires quite quickly and correctly, while throwing strong straight punches too. Furthermore, if she does feel any pressure from the striking game, she’s got the skills to bring the battle to the ground as she averages 2.2 takedowns per 15 minutes.
Carmouche (+600) is searching for her very first three-fight winning series because she won the first six conflicts of her career. “Girl-rilla” has gone to the judges’ scorecards in each of the last seven conflicts, with the only two finishes at the Octagon coming from her first two fights, a entry loss to Ronda Rousey plus a knockout win over present strawweight champion??Jessica Andrade.
The California native is a really active fighter, always bouncing about on the exterior and feinting in looking for her chances to shoot in and make a a takedown. She averages 2.95 takedowns a 15 minutes and hits 55 percent of her efforts, earning numerous takedowns in each of her last six conflicts. On her feet, Carmouche has a fast jab??but does not throw a great deal of strikes, rather racking??her up attack complete through floor and pound.
Shevchenko has lost to only two women in her career, Amanda Nunes (twice) and Liz Carmouche back in 2010. Additionally, that loss to Girl-rilla was only weight loss loss since she went to the judges’ scorecards both instances vs Nunes. I believe Bullet is going to have a huge advantage on the feet with her brilliant counters and kicks. Meanwhile,??she hires 73 percent of takedown efforts, where Carmouche will want the??struggle to go. I do think there’s value on Carmouche at her number but I don’t think she wins the rematch.
Luque (-225) tries to push winning streak to six, together using the??prior five wins being??finishes. Overall,”The Silent Assassin” is 9-2 at the UFC with all of his wins being finishes and his two losses coming via decision. The Brazil native already has two thirds successes this past year. The first had been an epic warfare with Bryan Barberena and the second was a first-round ending of Derrick Krantz in May.
Luque has excellent precision and sets his striking up nicely with combinations rather than just throwing one strike at a moment. He’s got tremendous power behind his attacks because he’s pumped his last four opponents. Furthermore, he can do a fantastic job switching stances and maintaining his hands high to avoid much harm coming back the other way. Conditioning can be a bit of a problem, though, as he slowed down to a lot in his war with Barberena in February.
Perry (+175) looks to accumulate back-to-back victories for the first time since he beat Jake Ellenberger and Alex Reyes in 2017. Ever since that time,”Platinum” has gone 2-3 together with his two victories coming from decision over Paul Felder and, most lately, Alex Oliveira in April.
The 27-year-old is a durable and hard-nosed brawler who proceeds to enhance every time he steps inside the cage. Platinum takes the center of the Octagon and will not have a step backward, even getting in the face of his opponent??in a phone booth-style fight. Defensively, he doesn’t always keep his hands high and doesn’t have a lot of head motion, that has contributed to him absorbing 4.27 strikes every minute.
This has Fight of the Night written around it. I presume that Luque is the greater striker offensively and defensively but Perry hasn’t been knocked out despite being at some crazy brawls. On the other hand, the more the battle goes, the longer the momentum swings in favor of Platinum because the Quiet Assassin did slow in his war with Barberena, however he’d hand Barberena his initial career knockout loss in that bout.
Garagorri (-135) is set to make his UFC debut and in doing so??sets his best record on the line. The Uruguay native has completed all the last five fights, all in the first round, four by entry and one by knockout. In general, he’s finished nine of the 11 professional winsfour by knockout and five by submission.
The 30-year-old is an aggressive fighter who storms in his opponent??with crazy strikes and nasty knees in the clinch. He makes good notes, swaying out of the manner of strikes sending a barrage of his the other way seeking to put his rival off. Furthermore, he’s dangerous on the ground, with five admissions to his title, including four in his last five victories.
Bandenay (+105) looks to get back in the win column and put an end to his two-fight losing slide. The Peru native has been signed by the UFC if he was about on a five-fight winning series, all of which were endings, but he’s a 1-2 record in the Octagon, getting knocked out by a slam vs Gabriel Benitez and dropping with a three-round decision vs Austin Arnett his final time out in November.
Bandenay utilizes a great deal of kicks to set up his offensive strategy, slowly moving forward until he’s in scope to unleash a flurry of strikes. When backing up defense, he proceeds to not keep his hands to shield against attacks coming back and he also frequently stands somewhat flat-footed after premature offensive storms, looking a little tired. Finally, he rarely cries his right hand for a jab??but instead just long rips or overextending left hands.
Garagorri is a composed fighter who’s very individual setting up his shots, but when he engages, he yells combinations with a lot of power. It will??be intriguing to see the way he handles Bandenay’s long kicks and the big lights of this UFC.
Oezdemir (N/A) aims to put an end to his career-worst??three-fight losing slip and then collect his first victory since July??2017. “No Time” taken up the light heavyweight ranks with three consecutive wins in his first three fights, two of which were first-round knockouts that needed only 1:10 joined to finish. But he’s dropped three in a row to Daniel Cormier, Anthony Smith and Dominick Reyes.
The Switzerland native is a very dangerous fighter in the very first round, always stalking his opponent??looking to land his heavy hands and set his foe??away quickly. Oezdemir does not exactly put up his strikes that well but rather throws lunging hooks to close the distance, where he can work in the clinch with strikes or bring??the struggle to the floor. The biggest knock on Oezdemir is he melts the following the round goes or the more the battle goes, but his elimination appeared better against Reyes in his final look.
Latifi (N/A) attempts to prevent his first-ever losing slide as he’s coming off a three-round unanimous-decision defeat to Corey Anderson last December. “The Sledgehammer” has six losses in his career but has never had back-to-back defeats. Prior to his latest reduction, Latifi was around a two-fight winning series on Tyson Pedro and Ovince Saint??Preux.
The Sweden native is predominantly a counter-striker, which makes sense because he is short??for the division, and??uses his opponent’s forward pressure to help him close the distance. He does not have a very substantial output, remaining on the exterior, and he prefers to dictate where the battle takes place, averaging 1.89 takedowns per 15 minutes rather than ever being??removed in the Octagon.
There may be fireworks at the opening round of this bout, but the pace could slow dramatically afterward. The two Latifi and Oezdemir are inclined to throw big looping hooks which have a lot of power . However, the Sledgehammer tends to be more patient and begs for his foe??to press ahead, while no Timing enjoys to be the aggressor. The Switzerland native has straighter punches and I think he’s more energy, which could be the difference-maker.
Vieira (-185) creates his Octagon debut and looks to remain undefeated. “The Black Belt Hunter” brings with him a perfect 5-0 record, including four??submission victories and one??knockout. Furthermore, only one of his five fights has??gone beyond the first round which was back in 2017 at the second fight of his profession.
The Brazil native has quite good footwork which permits him to stay out of risk of his competitor’s strikes and offers him chances to find openings to get a takedown. Vieira’s striking is not really something to be worried because he throws long jabs and leg kicks to make it look like he is functioning, but his primary objective is pulling the struggle to the ground and he’s terrific level changes and power to accomplish that goal.
Piechota (+150) returns to the Octagon for the first time since suffering his first career loss last July. “Imadlo” needed an ideal 11-0-1 record before falling via second-round entry to Gerald Meerschaert at the supreme Fighter 27 Finale. The Poland indigenous has finished 10 of the 11 victories, five by knockout and five by entry.
The 29-year-old has great footwork and head movement since he bounces around gradually stalking forward. He does often second-guess himself in striking, finding an chance to property but withdrawing back. When he does throw, he has great accuracy and strength. Furthermore, if the struggle hits the ground, he’s extremely aggressive in seeking a submission, however, his only loss also came in that manner.
Neither fighter pulls the cause that sharply on the feet, more so just waiting to find the perfect opportunity to land the large strike. Piechota slowed down time in his final fight with Gerald Meerschaert and has been hauled to the floor three times and ultimately finished in the second round. If he’s got a hard time stuffing Vieira’s shot, it might be a brief evening for your Poland native.
Barzola (-200) looks to get back on the right course after having his four-fight winning streak snapped his last time out in March. The last seven conflicts that”El Fuerte” has been gone to the judges’ scorecards –??five he won along with 2 that he lost, including his final departure with Kevin Aguilar. The Peru native has not earned a finish since 2014, before he joined the UFC.
Barzola has very excellent footwork with terrific speed and the capacity to switch stances. He uses the skills to maintain his opponent??off-balance so he can find an opportunity to shoot and bring the fight to the ground, as??he averages 5.29 takedowns per 15 minutes. El Fuerte has got several takedowns in all of the wins within the Octagon. Nonetheless, in his two reductions, he had a combined one takedown, maybe not finding a huge amount of success on the feet.
Moffett (+160) intends to rebound from his first reduction at the UFC his last time out in March. “The Wolfman” got a UFC contract along with his second-round submission success over Jacob Kilburn at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series past August. He followed up with another second-round entry win versus Chas Skelly but??lost to Bryce Mitchell by unanimous conclusion in March.
The Illinois native is a fighter that is mythical, closing the distance with jabs and straight rights. That having been said, his bread and butter is at grappling exchanges, not in wars on the feet. He secured six takedowns during his first two fights in the UFC, earning a submission victory in the first one but??shooting Mitchell down five days without having the ability to procure a entry.
This fight will likely be a grappling struggle between two powerful wrestlers and Moffett probably has the edge in the entry game. Barzola is going to be a lot quicker on the feet and might continue to keep the fight standing and only select Moffett besides afar although the Wolfman probably has the strength advantage, which makes for an extremely interesting battle.
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Odds at July 30??in BetOnline