Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad - 7/25/20 UFC on ESPN 14 Pick and Prediction
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Pannie Kianzad vs. Bethe Correia
Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Flash Forum)
The Line: -- Bethe Correia +130 / Pannie Kianzad -160 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Bethe Correia and Pannie Kianzad face off in a women’s bantamweight bout on UFC on ESPN 14 at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. There will be very limited fans in attendance for this game. Correia is currently ranked 13th in the division while Kianzad is unranked.
Bethe “Pitbull” Correia comes into this game with an 11-4-1 record overall but she does come into this fight really struggling. Even though Correia won her last fight, before that point she had lost five of her last six fights. In Correia’s last fight against Sijara Eubanks in September of 2019, she was actually outstruck and was taken down once, but she was still able to do enough to come away with the victory. Correia is a fighter that likes to keep the fight on the feet. Correia is averaging 4.47 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.28 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.28 significant strikes per minute. Correia is also averaging 0.37 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 0.0 submission attempts every 15 minutes. Correia is also really good at stopping takedowns, being successful on 84 percent of her opponents attempts.
Pannie Kianzad comes into this fight with a 13-5 record overall and since coming into the UFC she has gone 1-2. Kianzad lost her first two fights in the UFC but she finally got her first win in her first matchup against Jessica Rose Clark in November of 2019. In that fight Kianzad was quite impressive outstriking Clark 98-65 and that led to the victory. That type of performance led to Kianzad coming away with the unanimous decision.
Kianzad is averaging 4.03 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.71 significant strikes per minute. Kianzad is also averaging 0.40 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 0.4 submission attempts every 15 minutes.
On paper, these two fighters are very even so we will take the fighter with the value. Correia is the higher-ranked fighter and the underdog, take her to cash in this one. This is one of the weaker plays on the card and should be bet lightly.