Elise Reed (+330) vs. Sijara Eubanks (-420)
Weight Class: Flyweight (125 lbs)
Sijara Eubanks will be looking to snap a two-fight losing streak at UFC Vegas 32. Eubanks has gone 4-4 at the UFC level with a win over Roxanne Modaferri likely being her most notable win.
Experience is typically key in MMA, especially when facing a debut fighter. This is part of the reason why Eubanks heads into UFC Vegas 32 as one of the biggest favorites on the card (-420).
Stylistically, Eubanks is a solid grappler and is able to win rounds with top control. She has gone to decision in all of her UFC victories and as such, has all decision victories.
Eubanks will also have a noticeable size advantage over Reed, so this is her most likely path.
As for Elise Reed, the CFFC champion will be putting her perfect record on the line. Reed picked up a championship victory over Hilarie Rose on Memorial Day weekend her last time out, winning via second round knockout. Stylistically, Reed will likely have the edge in the striking department.
Ultimately for this one it’s a bit of an unknown, but Elise Reed has to be the pick from a betting standpoint. I can’t trust Eubanks as a four-to-one favorite over anybody. Even if you don’t think Reed is worth a play, I would fade Eubanks. Plus, Elise Reed is a-lot more polished than most debuting fighters. CFFC has become one of the best UFC pipelines in the world and having a belt from there is no easy task.
I think that money has come in on Eubanks purely because she’s a known UFC commodity. At (+330), Reed is more than worth a flier, however. She can win a decision easily if she’s able to keep it standing. I won’t be making a sizable straight bet on this one, but this is the type of play that can turn a small parlay into a big hitter if you have some more solid reads.
Prediction and play: Elise Reed moneyline (+330)
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