UFC Vegas 16: Montana de La Rosa vs. Taila Santos Picks and Predictions

Taila Santos vs. Montana de La Rosa

Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00 PM (UFC APEX)

The Line: Taila Santos -205 / Montana De La Rosa +175 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Montana De La Rosa vs. Taila Santos face off on Saturday in a women’s flyweight bout at UFC Vegas 16 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

This is a key flyweight bout for two ladies who are going to try and climb the standings. 

Montana De La Rosa comes into this fight with an 11-6 record overall but coming into this he has lost two of his last three fights. De La Rosa’s last fight came in September of 2020 against Viviane Araujo and she lost that fight by unanimous decision. De La Rosa actually outstruck her opponent in that fight, but the scorecard didn’t go her way. De La Rosa is averaging 3.03 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.38 significant strikes per minute. De La Rosa is also averaging 1.96 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 30 percent of his takedown attempts. De La Rosa is also averaging 1.5 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

On the other side of this fight is Taila Santos who comes into this fight with a 16-1 record overall and since coming into the UFC she has gone 2-1. Santos last fight came against Molly McCann in July of 2020 and in that fight she had five takedowns. When the fight went to the Judge's scorecard, Santos had come away with a victory. Santos is averaging 4.09 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.76 significant strikes per minute. Santos is averaging 2.33 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and she is successful on 77 percent of those. Santos also stops 83 percent of her opponents' takedowns every 15 minutes. Santos is averaging 1.0 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

Santos is the better fighter and she is going to get the job done and climb up the rankings. Santos is a big favorite and to get some value you are going to have to take her to win the fight by unanimous decision.

Shane’s Pick Taila Santos to win by decisoin

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