For the Very first time in UFC history, the Octagon will Soon Be set up in Montevideo, Uruguay for UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche II.
The womens flyweight belt is going to be on the line with the winner, ValentinaBullet Shevchenko, function as heavy -1000 favorite and??also the challenger, LizGirl-rilla Carmouche, coming back in +600. Ive a choice the fights on the main card for each and a breakdown.
Shevchenko (-1000) is currently making her next title defense and is aiming to get a fourth straight win total. Bullet fell from bantamweight once the flyweight division opened up and has put together a three-fight winning streak, such as beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk to win the belt and then defending it against Jessica Eye in UFC 238 at June.
The 31-year-old does a really terrific job and includes a great fight IQ. Shevchenko yells strong kicks she fires correctly, while throwing punches that are strong as well and quickly. Additionally, if she really does feel any tension from the game that is spectacular, shes got the skills to bring the battle to the floor because she averages 2.2 takedowns per 15 minutes.
Carmouche (+600) is looking for her very first three-fight winning series since she won the first six fights of her pro career. Girl-rilla has gone to the judges scorecards in each of the last seven conflicts, with the just two finishes in the Octagon coming in her first two fights, a entry 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 around on the outside and feinting in searching for her chances to take and make a takedown or a clinch. She averages 2.95 takedowns a 15 minutes and hits 55 percent of her efforts, making a number of takedowns in each of her last six fights. On her toes, Carmouche has a jab but doesnt throw a whole good deal of strikes, but rather racking??her attack complete via ground and pound up.
Shevchenko has dropped to two women in her career, Amanda Nunes (double ) and Liz Carmouche back in 2010. Additionally, that reduction to Girl-rilla was her sole knockout loss since she went to the judges scorecards both instances vs Nunes. I think Bullet shouts and is going to have a massive advantage on the feet. Where Carmouche will want the struggle meanwhile, she stuffs 73 percent of takedown attempts. I do think there is value on Carmouche at her number but I do not believe she wins the rematch.
Luque (-225) attempts to drive his winning streak to six, using the??preceding five wins all being??finishes. Overall,The Silent Assassin is 9-2 in the UFC with all of his wins being finishes along with his two losses coming through conclusion. The Brazil native has two knockout victories this season. The first was an epic warfare with Bryan Barberena and the next was a finish of Derrick Krantz in May.
Luque sets his striking with mixes rather than throwing one strike at a time and has accuracy that is fantastic. He??has tremendous force since he has pumped his last four competitions. Additionally, he can do a fantastic job changing stances and maintaining his hands to avoid damage that is much coming back the other way. Because he slowed down to a lot in his war using Barberena at February conditioning can be a bit of a problem, though.
Perry (+175) appears to collect back-to-back victories for the first time since he overcome Jake Ellenberger and Alex Reyes at 2017. Since that time,Platinum has gone 2-3 with his two victories coming from decision over Paul Felder and, most recently, Alex Oliveira at April.
The 27-year-old is a hard-nosed and lasting brawler who continues to enhance. Platinum wont have a step backward, so getting in the face of his opponent at a telephone booth-style fight and requires the center of the Octagon. Defensively, he does not always keep his hands high and doesnt have plenty of head motion, which has contributed to him swallowing 4.27 strikes every minute.
This has Battle of the Night. I think that Luque is the striker offensively and defensively but Perry has never been knocked out despite being at some brawls. However hed hand Barberena his initial career knockout loss in that bout, because the Quiet Assassin did slow with Barberena however, the longer the fight goes, the greater the momentum swings in favor of Platinum.
Garagorri (-135) is defined to make his UFC debut and in doing so??sets his perfect record at stake. Even the Uruguay native has completed all his last five fights, all in the first round by knockout by submission and one. In general, he has completed nine of his 11 wins, four by knockout and five through submission.
The 30-year-old is a competitive fighter that storms at his opponent??with strikes and knees in the clinch. He makes great notes, swaying out before sending another way looking to put his rival away to a barrage of his . Furthermore, he is dangerous on the floor, together with five submissions to his title.
Bandenay (+105) seems to get back into the win column and put an end for his two-fight losing slide. The Peru native has been signed by the UFC if he was to get a five-fight winning series, all which were finishes, but he has a 1-2 record in the Octagon, getting knocked out by a hit vs Gabriel Benitez and losing??with a three-round decision vs Austin Arnett his last time out in November.
Bandenay uses a great deal of kicks to put up his offensive strategy, until hes in range to unleash a flurry of strikes, slowly moving forward. He tends not to keep his hands to safeguard against strikes, when backing up on defense and somewhat flat-footed frequently stands after premature storms that are offensive , looking somewhat tired. Lastly, his hand rolls to get a jab??but rather only long rips or overextending hands.
Garagorri is a composed fighter who is patient setting up his shots, but combinations throw with a great deal of power, if he participates. It will??be interesting to see how he handles the long kicks and the lights of the UFC of Bandenay.
Oezdemir (N/A) intends to put an end to his career-worst??three-fight losing slide and gather his first victory since July??2017. No Time shot up the light heavyweight rankings with three straight wins in his first few fights, just two of which were first-round knockouts that had only 1:10 joined to finish. However, he has dropped three in a row into Anthony Smith, Daniel Cormier and Dominick Reyes.
The Switzerland native is an extremely dangerous fighter in the first round stalking set his foe away quickly and his competitor seeking to land his hands. Oezdemir doesnt just put his strikes up that well but instead throws lunging hooks to close the distance, where he could work in the clinch with attacks or bring??the fight to the ground. The knock Oezdemir is he slows down the following the round moves or the longer the fight goes, but his elimination appeared better in his last look from Reyes.
Latifi (N/A) attempts to prevent his first-ever losing slide as he is coming off a three-round unanimous-decision conquer to Corey Anderson last December. The Sledgehammer contains six losses in his career but hasnt had back-to-back defeats. Before his most recent loss, Latifi was around a streak on Ovince Saint Preux and also Tyson Pedro.
The Sweden native is a counter-striker, which makes sense since??hes short??for the division, and??utilizes his opponents forwards pressure to help him close the distance. He does not have a very significant output, remaining on the exterior, and he prefers to dictate where the battle takes place, averaging 1.89 takedowns a 15 minutes rather than ever being??removed in the Octagon.
There could be fireworks at the opening round of this bout, however, the pace could slow dramatically afterward. The two Oezdemir and Latifi are inclined to throw looping hooks which have a great deal of power behind them. On the other hand, the Sledgehammer tends to become patient and waits for his foe while no Timing likes to be the aggressor, to press ahead. The Switzerland native has cries and that I think he has more energy, which could function as 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, such as four??submission successes and a knockout. one of the five conflicts has??gone beyond the first round and that was back at the second fight of his profession in 2017.
The Brazil native provides him chances to locate openings to get a takedown and has good footwork that enables him to stand out of risk of the opponents strikes. Vieiras striking isnt really something to be worried as he moans extended jabs and leg strikes to make it seem like he is functioning, but his principal objective is yanking the battle to the floor and hes terrific amount changes and strength to achieve that objective.
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 list before falling through second-round entry to Gerald Meerschaert in the supreme Fighter 27 Finale. The Poland indigenous has finished 10 of the 11 victories by entry by knockout and five.
The 29-year-old has good footwork and head motion as he bounces around slowly stalking forward. He does tend to second-guess himself sometimes in striking, finding an opportunity but withdrawing back. Hes good precision and strength, when he can throw. If the battle hits the ground, hes very aggressive in trying a submission, however, his loss came in that fashion.
Neither fighter pulls on the trigger that harshly on the feet so just waiting to get the ideal chance to land the attack. Piechota slowed down time in his struggle with Gerald Meerschaert and has been dragged to the floor three days and finished in the next round. It might be a short evening for its Poland native if he has trouble stuffing Vieiras shot.
Barzola (-200) seems to get back on track after getting his four-fight winning streak snapped his final time out in March. The previous seven fights thatEl Fuerte has been gone to the judges scorecards –??five that he won along with 2 that he dropped, such as his last bout with Kevin Aguilar. The Peru native hasnt earned an ending since 2014, just before he joined the UFC.
Barzola has footwork with terrific speed and the capability. He uses the skills to keep his competitor off-balance so he could come across an opportunity to shoot and bring the fight to the ground, since he averages 5.29 takedowns per 15 minutes. El Fuerte has got takedowns in all five of the wins. However he had a combined one takedown, not finding a huge amount of success on the toes.
Moffett (+160) intends to rebound from his first reduction in the UFC his very final time out in March. The Wolfman gained a UFC contract along with his second-round submission victory over Jacob Kilburn at Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series past August. He followed up with another second-round submission win vs Chas Skelly but??dropped to Bryce Mitchell by unanimous decision in March.
The Illinois native is a smothering fighter, closing the distance. That being said, his bread and butter will be in grappling markets, perhaps not. He procured six takedowns through his first two fights in the UFC, earning a submission success in the first one without even being able to secure a submission but shooting Mitchell down five occasions.
This battle will probably be a grappling struggle between two wrestlers and Moffett likely has the advantage in the submission game. Barzola could continue to keep the battle position and will be faster on the toes and just select Moffett however the Wolfman likely has the power advantage, making for an extremely interesting battle.
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