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UFC 261: Shevchenko vs Andrade 04/24/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC 261 Shevchenko vs Andrade 04-24-2021 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC 261: Shevchenko vs Andrade 04/24/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship saved their best fight card for last with UFC 21 happening this Saturday, April 21. This event will be held at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida with a live audience for the first time since the pandemic happened. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are great ways to enjoy the fight at home. Three title fights are put in this event with the biggest one putting Kamaru Usman defending the welterweight championship against Jorge Masvidal. Valentina Shevchenko will also put the women’s flyweight title on the line against Jessica Andrade. Heading to this match, live UFC gaming odds have Valentina Shevchenko retaining the title against Jessica Andrade.

UFC 261: Shevchenko vs Andrade 04/24/2021

When: Saturday, April 24, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 261: Shevchenko vs Andrade 04/24/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Valentina Shevchenko -420 Jéssica Andrade +335

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Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko is known as “The Bullet” inside the MMA cage and she came all the way from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She stands at five-foot-five and will be representing the Tiger Muay Thai fight team. Shevchenko is a 33-year-old flyweight and her MMA record is now at 20-3. 14 of her wins are split between submissions and decisions while also owning six knockout victories under her name. She is on a six-fight winning streak and has successfully defended the title four times. Her last match was against Jennifer Maia in UFC 255 just this November 2020.. That match was won via unanimous decision.

Jéssica Andrade

Jessica Andrade is a flyweight fighter and she came all the way from Umuarama, Parana located in Brazil. She has been training and representing the Parana Vale Tudo fight team throughout her MMA career. Andrade carries the ring name of “Bate Estaca” and this five-foot-two fighter has an impressive 21-8 professional MMA record at 29 years old. She once held the UFC strawweight championship belt for 112 days back on May 11, 2019. After losing to Weili Zhang in UFC Fight Night 157, Andrade lost her following rematch against Rose Namajunas. She bounced back by taking a win over Katlyn Chookagian in UFC Fight Night 180 via first-round knockout.

Shevchenko vs Andrade Betting Numbers

Shevchenko
Andrade
Record 20-3-0 21-8-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Kyrgyzstan Brazil
Height 5’5″ 5’1″
Weight (lbs) 125 115
Reach (in) 66 62
Win by KO/TKO 30% 38%
Win by Submission 35% 33%
Decisions 35% 29%
Strikes landed per minute 2.98 6.38
Striking accuracy 50% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.03 5.26
Striking defense 62% 53%
Takedown average 2.21 3.11
Takedown accuracy 58% 57%
Takedown defense 75% 76%
Submission average 0.30 0.40

Shevchenko vs Andrade Betting Picks

With Jessica Andrade having experienced being a champion in another division, her match against Valentina Shevchenko promises to be a good fight. However, the top fighting bookmaker has Shevcheko owning this division and the heavy favorite to win against Andrade.