In the women’s strawweight battle on the main card of UFC Vegas 13, Claudia Gadelha will take on Xiaonan Yan Saturday in Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 31-year-old Gadelha is heading into this weekend’s bout with a professional record of 18-4. This is her second UFC fight in 2020. “Claudinha” last fought in May at UFC on ESPN 8, where she won a split decision over Angela Hill. She lands 3.40 strikes per minute but has a striking accuracy of 41 percent, and absorbs 4.53 strikes per minute and defends at 57 percent.
Gadelha’s best chance to win on Saturday is probably using takedowns. The 5-foot-3 fighter has a 3.13 takedown average per 15 minutes. If she can get Yan on the mat, then she has a good chance of getting a submission. Her submission average per 15 minutes is 0.7.
Yan is coming into the UFC APEX with a professional record of 12-1 (1 NC). The 31-year-old Chinese will be fighting in her second UFC match this year. At UFC Fight Night 168 in February, she won by unanimous decision over Karolina Kowalkiewicz. In fact, her last five UFC fight wins have been decided via unanimous decision.
“Fury” Yan is the better striker as she has racked up 6.72 strikes landed per minute with a 42 percent striking accuracy. But unlike Gadelha, she absorbs a lot fewer strikes at 3.88 per minute and defends at a 63 percent clip.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Claudia Gadelha vs. Xiaonan Yan at UFC Vegas 13 on November 7th.
Money line odds
Claudia Gadelha: +115
Xiaonan Yan: -143
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