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UFC 251: Rosa vs Melo 07/11/2020 UFC Fight Analysis, Forecasts and Betting Tips

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UFC 251 Rosa vs Melo 07-11-2020 UFC Fight Analysis Forecasts and Betting Tips

UFC 251: Rosa vs Melo 07/11/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is kicking off July in blockbuster fashion by putting up another deep fight card for UFC 251. This event this Saturday, July 11 will debut the most intriguing sports venue in “Fight Island” which is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fans are prohibited in coming to the island but viewing is available through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscription. Three title fights headline this event but all fights from top to bottom can be in the main card as well. One of the preliminary bouts will feature a woman’s bantamweight fight with Karol Rosa going up against Vanessa Melo. It is seen by UFC Vegas Odds that Karol Rosa is the best bet to win this fight over Vanessa Melo.

UFC 251: Rosa vs Melo 07/11/2020

When: Saturday, July 11, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 251: Rosa vs Melo 07/11/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Karol Rosa -220 Vanessa Melo +180

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Karol Rosa

Karol Rosa is a young 25-year-old fighter that came all the way from Vila Velha, Espirito Santo in Brazil. She stands at five-foot-seven and trains at the Parana Vale Tudo fight team. Her professional fighting record is now at 12-3 with half of her wins from decisions. Rosa has been bouncing around different MMA organizations and to run them through, they are Future FC, MMA Brutus, Nacao Cyborg, FK MMA, Watch Out Combat Show, Buzios Fight Night and New Corpore Extreme to name a few. She made her UFC debut this August 31 at UFC Fight Night 157 is in the undercard of the Andrade vs Zhang fight. Rosa went in the octagon against Lara Fritzen Procorpio and she won a close battle via split decision.

Vanessa Melo

Vanessa Melo is a 32-year-old women’s bantamweight fighter and she came from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is known as “Miss Simpatia” and trains at the Babuino Gold Team and Chute Boxe. Her professional MMA record now stands at 10-7 with 8 wins through decisions. Melo has made her UFC debut in September 2019. Prior to that, she fought in Future FC, Standout Fighting Tournament, XFC International, Talent MMA Circuit, MMA Super Heroes and CT Fight. She has not won any of the two fights given to her in the UFC and she is itching to score her first win. Both fights against Irene Aldana and Tracy Torres went to a mile and both were unanimous decision losses.

Rosa vs Melo Betting Numbers

Record 12-3-0 10-7-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Brazil Brazil
Height 5′ 5″ 5′ 5″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (inches) 67 65
Win by KO/TKO 33% 0%
Win by Submission 17% 20%
Decisions 50% 80%
Strikes landed per minute 11.4 3.6
Striking accuracy 48% 28%
Striking absorbed per minute 11 6.8
Striking defense 43% 56%
Takedown average 0 0
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 100% 77%
Submission average 0 0

Rosa vs Melo Betting Picks

These two Brazilian lady fighters are set to put on a good show and it is expected to go full three rounds. Rosa had adjusted well to fighting in the UFC and Best Sports Book Online sees her prevailing over Melo in this battle.