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UFC 274: Namajunas vs Esparza 05/07/2022 Picks, Favorite Predictions and Preview

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UFC 274 Namajunas vs Esparza 05-07-2022 Picks Favorite Predictions and Preview

UFC 274: Namajunas vs Esparza 05/07/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship intends to make a huge noise to start this month as UFC 274 is going to commence this Saturday, May 7. The Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona will be the battleground of the fighters. MMA fans can catch the action through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will be the lightweight championship fight between reigning champion Charles Oliveira taking on Justin Gaethje. Co-headlining them is the UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas defending her title against second-ranked Carla Esparza. According to UFC betting lines, Rose Namajunas is the favorite to win against Carla Esparza in this matchup.

UFC 274: Namajunas vs Esparza 05/07/2022

When:Saturday, May 7, 8:00 PM ET
Where:Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC 274: Namajunas vs Esparza 05/07/2022 Odds

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Rose Namajunas-220Carla Esparza+180

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Rose Namajunas

Rose Namajunas is also known as “Thug Rose” whenever she steps inside the octagon and she hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. She gets to represent the 303 Training Center for this match. Namajunas is a 29-year-old fighter that stands at five-foot-five and resides in the strawweight division. Her professional MMA record is 11-4 and those wins are divided into five submissions, four decisions and two knockouts. Heading to this bout, Namajunas has won her last three fights. The first one was a rematch with Jessica Andrade and the most recent were back-to-back victories against division rival Weili Zhang.

Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza is a 34-year-old fight veteran and her hometown is located in Redondo Beach, California in the United States. She has been busy sharpening her fighting skills at the Team Oyama MMA stable. Esparza is known as the “Cookie Monster” and this five-foot-eleven strawweight fighter has an 18-6 professional fighting record. 10 of her wins came from decisions while the rest are split evenly to four knockouts and four submissions. This fighter has won her last five fights in the UFC and she is currently ranked second in the strawweight division. Her last bout was a second-round knockout win over Xiaonnan Yan back in UFC Fight Night 188 in May 2021.

Namajunas vs Esparza Betting Numbers

Last FightWinWin
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
Weight (lbs)115115
Reach (in)6563
Win by KO/TKO18%22%
Win by Submission45%22%
Strikes landed per minute4.012.94
Striking accuracy41%43%
Striking absorbed per minute3.882.75
Striking defense59%53%
Takedown average1.783.53
Takedown accuracy56%37%
Takedown defense51%48%
Submission average0.700.30

Namajunas vs Esparza Betting Picks

This is going to be a very exciting matchup as both fighters would like to cement their places as one of the best ever to do it. According to the best online sportsbook, Carla Esparza is going to be the underdog pick against Rose Namajunas and this should be decided by the judges.