Female flyweights Tatiana Suarez and Jessica Andrade will serve as the co-main event at UFC Nashville on Saturday.
Suarez comes into this matchup with a lot of steam, while Andrade is looking to recover from two consecutive stoppage losses. After these two feisty women throw down, Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font will take over for the main event.
As expected, Suarez is a -400 favorite vs Andrade (+300).
Tatiana Suarez vs Jessica Andrade Odds
Odds as of July 31
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Tatiana Suarez vs Jessica Andrade Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Jessica Andrade||Tatiana Suarez|
|Record||24-11 (15-9 UFC)||9-0 (6-0 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||9:20||9:49|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||6.82||4.35|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||5.40||1.34|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||2.61||6.12|
Suarez vs Andrade Betting Preview: Who Has The Better Chance?
Is this just another Suarez steamroll? Let's find out.
How Suarez Wins
Suarez is a mauler in all the right ways. She's composed enough on the feet, but her opponent is usual toast once she lurches in close.
The 32-year-old wins by shooting takedown right away and crushing Andrade with her massive frame. The Brazilian has some pop in her punches, but she has short levers, and that's brutal for defending takedowns or counter longer opponents.
Watch for Suarez to gain a dominant position early and immediately start looking for submissions.
How Andrade Wins
Um, I'm not sure.
Andrade hasn't shown any life off her back, and she was easily dismantled by Erin Blanchfield, another wrestle-first prospect who made "Bate Estaca" look like an infant.
The Brazilian's best chance is to stuff the early level-changes and start firing away with her fists. If Andrade evades a grappling initiation, keeps her chin down and fires to the body, the momentum could shift early.
Suarez vs Andrade Betting Pick
The smartest bet for this bout is to take Suarez by submission. Andrade hasn't shown us anything to suggest she'll be able to withstand Suarez's pressure on the ground.
For value, you could also take Suarez to win in Round 1 or Round 2, but we'll sharpen that pick once the UFC prop odds come out.