The biggest favorite according to the bookmakers since the UFC returned from Covid-19 will be expected to end things early as women’s flyweight Mariya Agapova takes on Shana Dobson live at UFC on ESPN this Saturday in Las Vegas.
Agapova is 9-1 in MMA, and got a huge upset win over Hannah Cifers in her UFC debut on June 13th in just 162 seconds. At 5’6 and 23-years-old from Kazakhstan, she has seven finishes in her nine wins, with the only blemish on her record a unanimous decision loss to Tracey Cortez at Dana White’s Contender Series. Her submission of Cifers was via rear-naked choke, but she gets what’s considered a much easier opponent here.
Dobson is 3-4 in MMA, and though she won the Ultimate Fighter 26 finale in December of 2017 via knockout for the only stoppage of her career, she’s winless since in the promotion at 0-3. The 31-year-old from Arlington, Texas has been outstruck in her last two fights 116-38, and in her last bout was knocked out in 40 seconds by Priscila Cachoeira on February 23rd.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson at UFC Fight Night on August 22nd:
Money line odds
Mariya Agapova: -910
Shana Dobson: +580
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