UFC 237 Betting Preview & Odds: Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade
The year’s UFC betting online action continues this weekend with a heavily anticipated Women’s Strawweight championship bout. Rose Namajunas will be making her return to the octagon following a lengthy layoff due to some injuries. Meeting here in the cage is none other than Jessica Andrade, undoubtedly one of the fiercest women on the planet. So what can legal betting fans expect to see inside the octagon this upcoming Saturday?
UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade – Saturday, May 11th
When: Main Card: 10:00 pm ET || Prelims: 8:00 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:00 pm ET
Where: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: ESPN || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: UFC TV, Watch ESPN
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The promotion will be making the trip down to Brazil for this event. This is somewhat surprising since Namajunas is the defending champion while Andrade, the Brazilian, is the challenger. Nevertheless, there’s no question that thug rose is fearless and didn’t hesitate to face the hard-hitting Andrade in her country. Longtime UFC betting online fans can also look forward to seeing former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo competing at the event. Aldo will be taking on Alexander Volkanovski before the co-headlining bout of the night. The penultimate bout of the night features a fight between Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva and Jared Cannonier. Needless to say, this is a great card for Brazilian MMA fans.
Main Card & UFC 237 Betting Odds
|Rose Namajunas||EV||Jessica Andrade||-120|
|Anderson Silva||+130||Jared Cannonier||-150|
|Alex Volkanovski||+120||Jose Aldo||-140|
|Laureano Staropoli||-110||Thiago Alves||-110|
|Francisco Trinaldo||+145||Carlos Diego Ferreira||-165|
As aforementioned, Rose Namajunas is making her return to the cage following a lengthy, nearly year-long break from the sport. Following her 1st title defense over Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Namajunas had to recover from a lingering case of spinal stenosis. This condition stemmed from a C6 vertebral compression fracture, which she had been dealing for quite some time. Now she’s been medically cleared and is eager to add another title defense to her resume. So how does Namajunas match up against her Brazilian counterpart?
Surprisingly enough, this bout will be the first time these two meet in the octagon. This is surprising given how highly both of them have ranked in the division so long. Nevertheless, the MMA math would suggest that Namajunas has the edge here, seeing as how she has two wins over Joanna. Andrade on the other hand, had her chance to defeat Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211 but ended up losing via unanimous decision.
Although she failed to come out on top, Andrade didn’t lose any fans in her performance. On the contrary, her relentless spirit and ability to withstand all that Joanna threw at her garnered her the praise of both her peers and millions of MMA fans. Following that loss, Andrade went on a tear of a 3-fight winning streak. Included in that streak was her most recent win, a brutal 1st round knockout over Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
This Saturday you can look for Jessica Andrade to come out swinging hot and heavy here. Namajunas is a talented striker in her own right so she may choose to engage with the Brazilian on the feet. However, the champ’s jiu-jitsu game also demands respect so it wouldn’t be surprising to see her go for an early takedown in an attempt to slow down Andrade. All in all, sports betting fans can expect this one could go a number of ways.
Prelims & UFC 237 Betting Odds
|Antonio Rogerio Nogueira||+125||Ryan Spann||-145|
|Kurt Holobaugh||+110||Thiago Moises||-130|
|Bethe Correia||+240||Irene Aldana||-280|
|BJ Penn||+450||Clay Guida||-600|
Early Prelims & UFC 237 Betting Odds
|Luana Carolina||-165||Priscila Cachoeira||+145|
|Sergio Moraes||+125||Warlley Alves||-145|
|Talita Bernardoa||-490||Melissa Gatto||+390|