UFC 266: Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo Picks and Predictions

Cynthia Calvillo vs, Jessica Andrade

UFC: Saturday, September 25th at 10:00 PM ET

The Line: -- Cynthia Calvillo +195 Jessica Andrade -240 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Jessica Andrade and Cynthia Calvillo face off in a women’s flyweight bout in a main card showdown at UFC 266 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The winner of this fight might get a chance at the belt with their next fight. 

Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade comes into this fight with a 21-9 record overall but she has lost three of her last four fights. Andrade’s last fight came against Valentina Shevchenko, and she was dominated. Midway through the second round she was finally worn down enough, and was knocked out. Andrade’s last win came in October of 2020 by knockout. She is averaging 6.15 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 5.20 significant strikes per minute. She likes to get the fight to the ground and is averaging 2.97 takedowns and is successful on 55 percent of her attempts. In this fight look for Andrade to try to get the fight to the ground, and win this fight that way. 

On the other side of this matchup is Cynthia Calvillo who comes into this fight with a 9-2-1 record overall but she is coming off a loss in her last fight. Calvillo faced off with Katlyn Chookagian in November of 2020 and she lost by unanimous decision. Calvillo is averaging 4.18 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.52 significant strikes per minute. She also does find success on the ground averaging 1.85 takedowns every 15 minutes. She is successful on 44 percent of her takedown attempts and stops 71 percent of her opponents takedown attempts. 

Andrade has struggled a bit, but she has been facing top-notch competition. She is still the better fighter, and she will wear down Calviollo in this one. Andrade won the last fight by knockout, and she will do that again in this game. 

Shane’s Pick Jessica Andrade by TKO

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