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UFC ON ESPN 50: Jessica Andrade vs Tatiana Suarez 08/05/2023 Fight Odds, Picks and Preview

UFC ON ESPN 50: Andrade vs Suarez 08/05/2023 – Two of the top women’s strawweight contenders collide inside the octagon in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 50. This as former UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade meets with Tatiana Suarez in a three-round encounter on Saturday, August 5, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The veteran Andrade looks to give Suarez her first loss of her career and bounce back from two straight losses against Erin Blanchfield and Yan Xiaonan. On the other hand, Suarez resumes her journey to the pinnacle as she aims to pick up another win against a former champion and raise her stock in the 115-pound division. Online sports odds are already updated for fans who want to watch an exciting showdown in the women’s strawweight division and earn extra money in the most comfortable manner possible.

UFC ON ESPN 50: Andrade vs Suarez 08/05/2023

When:Saturday, August 5, 9:00 PM ET
Where:Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC ON ESPN 50: Andrade vs Suarez 08/05/2023 Odds

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Jessica Andrade

Andrade (24-11, 15-9 UFC) has gone a long way since losing her first UFC fight to Liz Carmouche on July 27, 2013. In a UFC career that spanned 10 years, the Brazilian fighter pulled off big wins worthy of post-fight awards and achieved the biggest victory of her career by winning the women’s strawweight title in 2019 over Rose Namajunas. She even tried the move up in weight and had a bout with Valentina Shevchenko for the flyweight crown. The match against Suarez marks the fourth UFC fight for Andrade this year. She hopes to avoid her third consecutive loss. As she looks to secure her 16th UFC win – and 25th overall – and remain in contention for the 115-pound title.

Stats-wise, the Brazilian hopes to shrug off the four-inch height disadvantage to Suarez as she plans to use her world-class striking and grappling skills to beat her unbeaten opponent. Andrade has landed 50% of the significant strikes she attempted in the UFC and has registered 6.82 significant strikes landed per minute. He was able to halt 54% of the attempted strikes against her and absorbed 5.4 significant strikes per minute. In terms of grappling, Andrade has averaged 2.61 takedowns per 15 minutes at an accuracy rate of 54%. Her takedown defense is even better at 73% while her submission rate is 0.4 per 15 minutes.

Tatiana Suarez

Suarez (9-0, 6-0 UFC) has been a standout in the promotion. Since winning the Ultimate Fighter finale against Amanda Cooper in July 2016. After the win against Cooper, she notched victories against former two-time strawweight titlist Carla Esparza. Current flyweight champion Alexa Grasso. The former two-time world wrestling championships bronze medalist and two-time world jiu-jitsu championships gold medalist opted to have a three-and-a-half year break beginning in June 2019 to fully heal from her injuries. Suarez made a triumphant return in February when she submitted Montana de la Rosa in two rounds in a flyweight bout. The win kickstarted her UFC comeback and moved her to the Top 10 of the women’s strawweight rankings. Suarez hopes to keep her unbeaten slate intact as she fights another former champion in Andrade.

The American fighter with Mexican descent has a four-inch height advantage which she can use to stymie Andrade’s takedown and striking attempts. Suarez is a more accurate striker as she was able to land 4.35 significant strikes per minute at a 66% accuracy rate. Her skills in wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu has prevented her from being struck in the face and body. She has only absorbed 1.34 strikes per minute. Her defense needs to improve though as she has a defense proficiency rate of 49%. In terms of grappling, Suarez is excellent in takedowns as she has averaged 6.12 takedowns per 15 minutes. Her takedown accuracy is 58% and has stopped all of the takedown attempts against her. Her submission average is 0.76 submissions per 15 minutes.

Andrade vs Suarez Betting Numbers

Jessica Andrade
Tatiana Suarez
Last FightLossWin
Weight (lbs)114115
Reach (in)61″66.0″
Win by KO/TKO38%22%
Win by Submission33%44%
Strikes landed per minute6.554.82
Striking accuracy51%65%
Striking absorbed per minute5.131.45
Striking defense52%48%
Takedown average52%6.47
Takedown accuracy58%62%
Takedown defense76%100%
Submission average0.460.59

Andrade vs Suarez Betting Picks

Suarez will face her toughest test ever in Andrade as she looks to continue her unbeaten run. Andrade may be coming off two straight defeats but she remains as a tough customer in the 115-pound division. A win for the Brazilian will revitalize her career and possibly secure another crack at the world strawweight title. On the other hand, Suarez needs this victory to climb up the division. As she continues her comeback in the MMA scene after a long hiatus. The former Ultimate Fighter winner will also look to win her 10th straight bout. She claim another big fish in the strawweight category as she resumes her rise to the top.

Experts in the world of UFC picks and parlays expect this match to be close, with Suarez carving off a unanimous decision win over Andrade. The America will use her wrestling and jiu-jitsu skills to take down the Brazilian numerous times during the fight. Andrade should use her striking abilities to hold off Suarez and better her chances of winning.