For the first time in UFC history, the Octagon will be set up in the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay to Get UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche II.
The women’s flyweight belt will be on the line with the winner, 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 those fights on the main card.
Shevchenko (-1000) is producing her next name defense and is planning to get a fourth consecutive win total. “Bullet” dropped from bantamweight once the flyweight division opened up and has assembled a three-fight winning streak, such as beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk to acquire the belt then defending it from Jessica Eye at UFC 238 in June.
The 31-year-old includes a terrific fight IQ and does a really wonderful job reading her opponent. Shevchenko yells strong kicks she fires quite quickly and correctly, while throwing solid straight punches also. Furthermore, if she does feel any pressure in the game that is spectacular, she has the abilities to bring the fight to the floor 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 pro career. “Girl-rilla” has gone into the judges’ scorecards in each of the last seven conflicts, with the only two finishes at the Octagon coming from her first two conflicts, a submission loss to Ronda Rousey and also a knockout win over present strawweight winner Jessica Andrade.
The California native is a really active fighter, always bouncing about on the exterior and feinting in searching for her opportunities to shoot in and make a clinch or a takedown. She averages 2.95 takedowns per 15 minutes and strikes 55 per cent of her efforts, earning a number of takedowns in every one of her last six conflicts. On her feet, Carmouche has a quick jab??but does not throw a great deal of strikes, but rather racking??up her attack complete through ground and pound.
Shevchenko has lost to only two girls in her profession, Amanda Nunes (double ) and Liz Carmouche back in 2010. Additionally, that loss to Girl-rilla was only knockout loss since she moved to the judges’ scorecards both times vs Nunes. I think Bullet is going to have a large advantage on the toes with her brilliant counters and kicks. Meanwhile,??she stuffs 73% of takedown attempts, in which Carmouche will need the??fight to move. I really think there is value on Carmouche at her number but I don’t believe she wins the rematch.
Luque (-225) tries to drive his winning streak to six, with the??preceding five wins all being??finishes. Overall,”The Silent Assassin” is 9-2 at the UFC with all of his wins being ends and his two losses coming via decision. The Brazil native already has two knockout victories this past season. The first had been an epic warfare with Bryan Barberena and the second was a first-round end of Derrick Krantz in May.
Luque has fantastic precision and sets his striking up well with mixes rather than just throwing one strike at one moment. He??has tremendous power behind his strikes as he has pumped his last four opponents. In addition, he can do a good job changing stances and keeping his hands high to avoid much damage coming back the other way. Conditioning could be a little bit of an issue, however, because he slowed down to a great deal in his warfare by Barberena at February.
Perry (+175) appears to collect back-to-back successes for the first time because he overcome Jake Ellenberger and Alex Reyes in 2017. Ever since then,”Platinum” has gone 2-3 with his two victories coming from decision over Paul Felder and, most lately, Alex Oliveira in April.
The 27-year-old is a lasting and hard-nosed brawler who continues to enhance every time he steps inside the cage. Platinum requires the middle of the Octagon and refuses to take a step backward, so getting into the face of his opponent??in a telephone booth-style battle. Defensively, he doesn’t always keep his hands high and doesn’t have a great deal of head movement, which has contributed to him absorbing 4.27 strikes every minute.
This has Battle of the Night written all over it. I presume that Luque is the better striker offensively and defensively but Perry hasn’t been knocked out despite being in some wild brawls. However, the more the battle goes, the longer the momentum swings in favour of Platinum as the Silent Assassin failed slow in his warfare with Barberena, although he did 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 perfect record on the line. The Uruguay native has finished each of his last five fights, all in the first circular, four by submission and you by knockout. In general, he’s finished eight of his 11 pro wins, four by knockout and five through entry.
The 30-year-old is an aggressive fighter that storms at his rival with crazy strikes and nasty knees in the clinch. He makes great reads, swaying out of the manner of strikes sending a barrage of his the other way seeking to put his rival off. In addition, he’s reckless on the ground, together with five submissions to his name, including four in his last five victories.
Bandenay (+105) looks to get back into the win column and set an end to his two-fight losing slide. The Peru native was signed by the UFC if he was on a five-fight winning series, all which were finishes, but he’s a 1-2 record at the Octagon, getting knocked out with a hit vs Gabriel Benitez and dropping by a three-round conclusion vs Austin Arnett his final time out in November.
Bandenay utilizes a whole lot of kicks to put up his offensive strategy, gradually inching forward until he’s in range to unleash a flurry of strikes. When backing up on defense, he tends to not keep his hands high to safeguard against strikes coming back and he frequently stands somewhat flat-footed after premature offensive storms, looking a little tired. Finally, he rarely cries his right hand to get a jab??but rather only long kicks or overextending left hands.
Garagorri is a written fighter who is very individual setting up his shots, but if he engages, he yells combinations with a great deal of power. It will??be interesting to see how he manages Bandenay’s long kisses along with the huge lights of the UFC.
Oezdemir (N/A) intends to put a stop to his career-worst??three-fight losing slide and accumulate his first victory since July??2017. “No Time” taken the light heavyweight rankings with three straight wins in his first three fights, two of which were first-round knockouts that needed only 1:10 combined to complete. However, he has now dropped three in a row to Daniel Cormier, Anthony Smith and Dominick Reyes.
The Switzerland indigenous is an extremely dangerous fighter in the very first round, constantly stalking his competitor seeking to land his heavy hands and place his foe??away quickly. Oezdemir doesn’t exactly put up his strikes that nicely but rather throws lunging hooks to close the space, where he could work in the clinch with strikes or bring??the fight to the ground. The biggest knock on Oezdemir is he slows down the after the round goes or the more the fight moves, but his elimination looked far better from Reyes in his last look.
Latifi (N/A) attempts to prevent his first-ever losing slip as he is coming from a three-round unanimous-decision conquer to Corey Anderson last December. “The Sledgehammer” has six losses in his career but hasn’t needed back-to-back beats. Prior to his latest loss, Latifi was around a two-fight winning series on Tyson Pedro and Ovince Saint??Preux.
The Sweden native is mostly a counter-striker, making sense because he is brief for the division, and??uses his opponent’s forward pressure to help him close the space. He does not have an extremely large output, remaining on the exterior, and he wants to dictate where the fight happens, averaging 1.89 takedowns per 15 minutes and not??ever being??removed in the Octagon.
There might be fireworks in the opening round of this bout, but the pace could slow dramatically then. The two Latifi and Oezdemir tend to throw big looping hooks which have a good deal of power behind them. However, the Sledgehammer will be patient and begs for his foe??to press ahead, while No Time likes to be the aggressor. The Switzerland native has straighter cries and I believe he’s more energy, which could function as difference-maker.
Vieira (-185) creates his Octagon debut and looks to stay undefeated. “The Black Belt Hunter” brings with him a perfect 5-0 record, including four??entry victories and one??knockout. Furthermore, just one of the five fights has??gone past the first round and that was back in 2017 at the second fight of his profession.
The Brazil native has quite good footwork that allows him to stay out of danger of his competitor strikes and provides him opportunities to find openings to get a takedown. Vieira’s striking isn’t something to be dreaded as he throws long jabs and leg strikes to make it look like he’s working, but his primary objective is pulling the fight to the ground and he’s terrific amount changes and power to attain that goal.
Piechota (+150) returns to the Octagon for the first time since suffering his first career loss last July. “Imadlo” had a perfect 11-0-1 list before falling through second-round submission to Gerald Meerschaert at the supreme Fighter 27 Finale. The Poland native has finished 10 of his 11 victories, five by five and ten by entry.
The 29-year-old has good footwork and head movement because he bounces around slowly stalking forward. He does tend to second-guess himself sometimes in dramatic, finding an chance to land but yanking back. When he can throw, he has good precision and power. In addition, in the event the struggle hits the floor, he is very aggressive in seeking a entry, however, his lone loss also came in that fashion.
Neither fighter pulls the trigger that aggressively on the feet, more so simply waiting to find the perfect opportunity to land the huge strike. Piechota slowed down time in his last fight with Gerald Meerschaert and has been hauled to the ground three days and ultimately finished in the next round. If he has trouble stuffing Vieira’s shot, then it may be a short evening for your Poland native.
Barzola (-200) looks to get back on track after having his four-fight winning streak snapped his very final time from March. The last seven fights that”El Fuerte” has been gone into the judges’ scorecards –??five that he won and 2 that he lost, such as his final departure with Kevin Aguilar. The Peru native hasn’t earned a finish since 2014, before he joined the UFC.
Barzola has very good footwork with terrific speed and the ability to change stances. He uses these abilities to maintain his competitor off-balance so he will locate an opportunity to take and bring the fight to the floor, as??he averages 5.29 takedowns per 15 minutes. El Fuerte has got multiple takedowns in all of the wins within the Octagon. Nevertheless, in his two losses, he had a combined one takedown, maybe not locating a lot of succeeding on the feet.
Moffett (+160) intends to rally from his first loss in the UFC his last time out in March. “The Wolfman” gained a UFC contract with his second-round submission victory over Jacob Kilburn at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series last August. He followed up with a different second-round submission win vs Chas Skelly but??dropped to Bryce Mitchell by unanimous conclusion in March.
The Illinois native is really a smothering fighter, closing the distance with jabs and straight rights. That said, his bread and butter is in grappling markets, maybe not in wars on the feet. He secured six takedowns through his first two fights in the UFC, earning a submission victory in the first one but??taking Mitchell down five occasions without having the ability to secure??a submission.
This battle will likely be a grappling battle between two powerful wrestlers and Moffett likely has the edge in the submission game. Barzola is going to be a lot faster on the feet and might keep the fight standing and just pick Moffett apart from afar but the Wolfman likely has the strength advantage, making for a very interesting battle.
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