UFC ON ESPN 47: Bleda vs Fernandes 06/17/2023 – Tereza Bleda and Gabriella Fernandes slug it out in a three-round clash in the women’s flyweight division on Saturday, June 17, the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight is part of the preliminary card for UFC on ESPN 47 promotion that is set to start at 7:00 PM ET. Both fighters are coming off losses in their first UFC fights, so Bleda and Fernandez are hard pressed to bounce back and secure that all-important victory. Initial UFC betting odds are already updated for fight fans who wish to watch an exciting encounter while earning extra money at the same time.
UFC ON ESPN 47: Bleda vs Fernandes 06/17/2023
|When:||Saturday, June 17, 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
UFC ON ESPN 47: Bleda vs Fernandes 06/17/2023 Odds
Before coming to the UFC, Bleda (6-1, 0-1 UFC) strung up six straight wins, including a unanimous decision win over Nayara Arnault Maia Correia in the Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2022. Two months later, the Czechia MMA fighter was paired with Natalia Silva in her UFC debut. Although she produced a good fight in the first two rounds, Bleda fell prey to a spinning back kick that dropped her on the canvas. She was not able to recover after that strike as Silva pounced on her until the referee called the fight off. It was the first loss of Bleda’s career.
Stats wise, Bleda has landed 2.57 significant strikes per minute and her accuracy is at 50%. Her defense proficiency against strikes is 44% and has absorbed 2.04 strikes/minute. In terms of grappling, the Czechia fighter has averaged 1.13 takedowns per 15 minutes at an accuracy rate of 25%. She has able to defend 83% of the takedown attempted against her and has a submission rate of 1.13 per 15 minutes. Bleda has recorded four stoppage wins in her victories, with two coming by knockout and two by submissions.
Fernandes (8-2, 0-1 UFC) made her UFC debut on February 25 against Jasmine Jasudavicius in a fight held at the UFC Apex. Despite her attempts to dictate the tempo of the fight, Fernandes fell prey to Jasudavicius’ takedown attempts and was dominated in the three-round clash. She was shut out on the scorecards of the judges, who even gave a 10-8 round to reward Jasudavicius’ overpowering performance in one of the rounds. The setback snapped the Natal, Brazil native’s seven-fight winning streak and this set her up to a match against Bleda.
Stats wise, Fernandes has registered five stoppage wins (three knockouts and two submissions) in her career. The fighter known as “Gabi” failed to launch her offensive against Jasudavicius, only landing 1.73 strikes per minute. Her significant strike accuracy was also affected in the fight as she could only landed 46% of her significant strike attempts against her opponent. As the fight concentrated on the ground, the Brazilian absorbed just 1.6 strikes per minute and successfully defended 55% of the strikes attempted by her rival.
Grappling wise, Fernandes failed to register a takedown in the match against Jasudavicius. She was able to stop 50% of the takedown attempts plotted by her Canadian opponent. The Brazilian failed to come up with a submission try as she was dominated from the start.
Bleda vs Fernandes Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||33%||38%|
|Win by Submission||33%||25%|
|Strikes landed per minute||N/A||N/A|
|Striking absorbed per minute||N/A||N/A|
Bleda vs Fernandes Betting Picks
Bleda and Fernandes are expected to go all out just to capture their first victory in the UFC. Both fighters are motivated to come up with their best performance of their careers as it would set the winner up to more lucrative matches in the future. An impressive victory for either fighters could also help boost their rankings in the 125-pound division. Bleda hopes to pull off her first win after coming close to one in her previous clash. On the other hand, Fernandes aims to bounce back from her lackluster performance and come up with a victory to revitalize her UFC career.
Experts who focus on sports picks and parlays hand the Czechia fighter the favorites’ tag as she was more active in her previous bout compared to Fernandez. They expect Bleda to come up with at least a unanimous decision victory as she is likely to dominate her foe in the fight.