Fan-favorite Molly ‘Meatball’ McCann returns to the octagon to face off against Julija Stoliarenko. Read the betting analysis and prediction for this highly anticipated UFC matchup.
Fan-favorite Molly ‘Meatball’ McCann is set to make her highly anticipated return to the octagon this Saturday night. McCann will be facing off against the tough Lithuanian fighter Julija Stoliarenko in what promises to be an exciting matchup. This fight marks a historic moment for UK women’s fighters in the UFC, as McCann becomes the first to be featured so prominently on a card.
McCann vs. Stoliarenko Information
- Location: O2 Arena, London, England
- Date and Time: Saturday, July 22, 3:00 PM ET
- How to Watch: ESPN+
Last Fight Record
McCann is looking to bounce back from a tough loss to Erin Blanchfield last November. Stoliarenko is also aiming for redemption after being TKO’d by Chelsea Chandler in her previous fight.
McCann vs. Stoliarenko Betting Analysis
Before entering the world of mixed martial arts , McCann had a background in boxing. She has since become one of women’s MMA’s biggest stars, known for her high-paced fighting style. McCann lands an average of 5.72 significant strikes per minute and has added wrestling to her game with an average of 1.67 takedowns per 15 minutes.
Stoliarenko, a professional mixed martial artist from Lithuania, has demonstrated a grappling-heavy style throughout her career. Her ground game and submission skills have been key factors in her success. With a 10-7-1 MMA record, Stoliarenko needs to deliver a standout performance to secure her position in the UFC.
McCann vs. Stoliarenko Betting Preview
According to UFC odds, McCann is the favorite with -194 betting odds, while Stoliarenko is the underdog with +169 odds. The under 2.5 round total is favored, indicating that the fight is not expected to go the distance. McCann is +120 to win inside the distance, and Stoliarenko is +300 for the same outcome.
Energy in the Air
McCann is expected to be the more explosive striker in this matchup, fueled by the electric atmosphere of the O2 Arena. Stoliarenko’s grappling skills could pose a threat if McCann finds herself in bad positions early on. It’s worth noting that Stoliarenko is dropping down from featherweight to flyweight for this bout, which adds an interesting dynamic to the fight.
McCann vs. Stoliarenko Betting Prediction
With the weight of anticipation on her shoulders, McCann appears calm and ready to bounce back from her previous performance. The official prediction is a McCann victory by KO, but she could also dominate on the ground. Betting on McCann’s moneyline is a valuable choice, and a TKO/KO victory is a justifiable pick.
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