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Tale of the Tape for Randa Markos vs. Kanako Murata

Randa Markos and Kanako Murata fight on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 14 in a women’s strawweight bout. We break down the odds.

Randa Markos of Iraq prepares to fight Mackenzie Dern in their strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

In the women’s strawweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 14, Randa Markos will fight Kanako Murata Saturday in Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.

The 35-year-old Markos is heading into the octagon with a professional fighting record of 10-10-1. She will be trying to snap a two-match losing streak in her third fight of this year. “Quiet Storm” Markos last fought in September at UFC Fight Night 178, where she lost to Mackenzie Dern in Round 1 by submission using an armbar.

Markos only lands 2.92 strikes per minute, but has a 41 percent striking accuracy. She also absorbs 3.30 strikes per minute with a defensive percentage of 59. The 5-foot-4 fighter has a takedown average per 15 of 1.32, but with an accuracy of 28 percent. However, she does a great job defending herself from takedowns at 58 percent.

As for Murata, she is walking into the UFC APEX with a professional fighting record of 11-1. The 27-year-old Japanese mixed martial artist is making her UFC debut on Saturday. She last fought in Nov. 2019 at Invicta FC 38, defeating Emily Ducote by a split decision.

A few months prior at Invite FC 35, Murata defeated Liana Ferreira Pirosin in Round 1 by submission using a rear-naked choke. Along with Invicta FC, Murata has competed at Rizin FF, Deep, Pancrase, Rizin 3, Rizin 2 - Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016, Shoot Boxing, and KOTC.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Randa Markos vs. Kanako Murata at UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th.

Money line odds

Randa Markos: +135
Kanako Murata: -190

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