UFC on ESPN 49 is set to get going this weekend from the Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 15 at 10 p.m. ET. A six-bout main card is highlighted by a women’s bantamweight fight between Holly Holm and Mayra Bueno Silva. Also notable on the main card is a women’s featherweight fight between #13 Norma Dumont and #15 Chelsea Chandler.
Dumont (9-2) has won her last two fights, including a unanimous decision victory over Karol Rosa in April. Fighting out of Brazil, Dumont has earned wins in 5 of her last 6 bouts, showcasing her strong grappling skills. She has a 67” reach along with 48% striking accuracy and in terms of takedowns, she connects on 57% of her attempts each fight.
Chandler (5-1) was dominant in her UFC debut last May, finishing Julija Stoliarenko with a flurry of punches, earning a first-round TKO. Chandler gained some momentum after a few impressive showings in Invicta FC. The 29-year-old won four fights in a row before making her first UFC appearance.
How to watch Norma Dumont vs. Chelsea Chandler
Date: Saturday, July 15
Fight time: Main card starts at 10 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 70% of handle, 61% of bets on Dumont
Surprising to see Dumont not a stronger favorite, but her fight style is ideal to slow down Chandler. The public is siding with Dumont, as Chandler enters as a slight +120 dog. This one will come down to how Chandler can manage the takedown prowess of Dumont. While Chandler is coming off a first-round finish, she faces a more experienced fighter in this matchup. Expect Dumont to take the victory by decision (+110).