In a women’s strawweight bout on Saturday’s main card, Mackenzie Dern and Virna Jandiroba meet at UFC 256 at the UFC’s APEX facility in Las Vegas. The prelims kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN+, followed by the main card on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET.
Dern (9-1) heads into the octagon with back-to-back submission victories over Randa Markos and Hannah Cifers. Every end came in Round 1. It’s an impressive bounce back after a stunning unanimous-decision loss to Amanda Ribas on Oct. 12, 2019. Every of Dern’s previous three wins has come by way of submission, and of her 10 career skilled bouts, six have ended by the use of submission, all wins. She has never had a knockout win or loss, in order that technique of victory can principally be avoided when betting.
Jandiroba (16-1) makes up the opposite finish of this all-Brazilian battle of jiu-jitsu specialists. She has a slight one-inch attain benefit however has simply 1.22 important strikes landed per minute to three.07 for Dern. Like Dern, Jandiroba also likes to go to the canvas, recording consecutive victories by way of submission, including a faucet of Felice Herrig with an armbar simply 104 seconds into their struggle on the UFC 252 card. In actual fact, the armbar is her go-to, with the rear-naked choke also one among her specialties.
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba: Betting odds, predictions, and picks
Dern (-200) is the moderate favorite on the 2-way line over Jandiroba (+165), but that’s just a bit too costly. As an alternative, look to the 5-way line and take DERN BY KO/TKO, DQ, or SUBMISSION (+140) for a much better worth.
In addition, taking OVER 2.5 ROUNDS (-150) is a solid play, whereas targeting DERN IN ROUND 3 (+1050) for an outstanding worth. If you’re not feeling a winner however need some good motion, decide ROUND 2 (+475) and ROUND 3 (+750) for the end. So long as the fight doesn’t finish in Spherical 1, or go the distance, your cash, regardless of who wins the struggle. Sure, you’ll lose one end, but you’d even be well forward, particularly if it ends in the third.
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