The World's #1 MMA Promotion travels to Mexico City this week and is serving up a fight card packed with high octane WMMA matchups! Fortunately it doesn't conflict with any WNBA pre-season games, so I'm down for this and I'm sure most of you are, too!
Check it out:
Co-Main Event! Carla Esparza (14-6) vs. Alexa Grasso (11-2)! These gals each look to build on their 1-fight winning streaks in a battle between #8 and #9. The last time either of them had a win by finish was 2014, so they're waaaaaaay overdue! Expect 15 minutes of explosive WMMA action in this one and be pleasantly surprised if the ref calls a stop to the fight!
Irene Aldana (10-5) vs. Vanessa Melo (10-5). Aldana tries to get back in the Win column as she puts her #10 ranking on the line against late replacement Melo, who is fresh off a big win over a chick with an 11-13 record and is making her UFC debut. Melo had a finish just 4 years ago, and yet the oddsmakers have somehow made Aldana a -470 favorite in this one! Aldana has finishes over UFC vets Bethe Correia and Jessamyn Duke. Don't blink during this one. It's ending early*! (*before midnight)
Angela Hill (9-7) vs. Ariane Carnelossi (12-1). Hill, 1-3 in her last 4, looks to build momentum against this UFC newcomer. Carnelossi's 12 wins include 7 against chicks with losing records or who were making their pro debut, but the oddsmakers can tell she's a diamond in the rough and have installed her at near-pick' em odds of +120. If I was a betting guy I'd bet on this one being Total Chick-on-Chick Fireworks!
Sijara Eubanks (4-3) vs. Bethe Correia (10-4-1). In their combined 22 fights, these two gals have managed to finish a grand total of 4 opponents. Don't let that fool you. This is a matchup of the #14 and #15 ranked Bantamweights, so anything can happen and probably will!