Leading up to the conclusion of the preliminary card for the next UFC event will feature a great betting opportunity. In this matchup, you can check out a women’s bantamweight battle between Sijara Eubanks and Pannie Kianzad as they both look to continue climbing the rankings.
Date: Sat, Dec 19, 3:00 PM
Venue: UFC Apex
Watch on: ESPN+
Betting Preview: Sijara Eubanks (7-5-0)
Eubanks is coming off of a decision loss to Ketlen Vieira back in September. She is also currently ranked as the 13th best fighter in the women’s bantamweight division.
Her fighting resume shows that she has two wins by knockout and five by decision. She also has two first-round finishes by those same knockouts.
“Sarj” has a striking accuracy at 42% and a grappling accuracy at 46%. She lands 4.70 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 3.34. This is an excellent ratio showing a nice separation between the two, and it would be great if she can keep it up.
Eubanks has a takedown defense at 61% and a significant strike defense at 60%. She also averages 1.86 takedowns and 0.40 submissions every 15 minutes.
Betting Preview: Pannie Kianzad (14-5-0)
Kianzad is coming into this matchup with two straight unanimous decision victories. The 14th ranked fighter from the women’s bantamweight division recently took on Bethe Correia back in July.
Her fighting resume shows that she has three wins by knockout and ten by decision. So far, she only has one first-round finish by one of her knockout victories.
“Banzai” has a striking accuracy at 45% and a grappling accuracy at 20%. She lands 4.85 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3.72. This is also another solid ratio, but she could look to defend better.
Kianzad has a takedown defense at 92% and a significant strike defense at 58%. She also averages 0.29 takedowns and 0.30 submissions every 15 minutes.
Kianzad vs. Eubanks Betting Odds & Lines
The market has been somewhat consistent across the board, and this fight is arguably closer than what the market thinks. For the moneyline, BookMaker has the odds currently set at:
- Eubanks: -155
- Kianzad: +124
*odds are subject to changes
Free Betting Pick
Both of these fighters are attempting to make statement wins here. They both have had issues winning consistently, with recent success coming from Kianzad’s end.
They both have similar fighting resumes on paper but have some key differences. Eubanks could have a better time with the ground game in her attempts to take down Kianzad.
Kianzad also has more experience fighting in general, even though she only has four UFC fights on her resume so far. Looking at UFC quality fights, Eubanks has her beat with seven total fights.
Offensively, this is going to be a close match. Look for this one to go the distance and for Eubanks to win a very tough decision, but not unanimous.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Eubanks wins via decision, at -155
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