UFC 265: Leonardo vs Gatto 08/07/2021 Analysis, Odds and Picks

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UFC 265 Leonardo vs Gatto 08-07-2021 Analysis Odds and Picks

UFC 265: Leonardo vs Gatto 08/07/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going for their first fight card of the month with UFC 245 commencing this Saturday, August 7. This event will happen in front of a sold-out crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View subscription are great ways to enjoy the fights at home. Two heavyweights are fighting for the interim heavyweight title as Cyril Gane goes up against Derrick Lewis. There will be some women’s flyweight action in the preliminaries as Melissa Gatto fights Victoria Leonardo. It is forecasted in UFC fight odds that this will be close with Victoria Leonardo holding a very small advantage over Melissa Gato.

UFC 265: Leonardo vs Gatto 08/07/2021

When: Saturday, August 7, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 265: Leonardo vs Gatto 08/07/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Victoria Leonardo -112 Melissa Gatto -108

Victoria Leonardo

Victoria Leonardo goes by the ring name as “Fury” and this 31-year-old fighter’s hometown is in Shreveport, Louisiana in the United States. Elite Combat Academy has been responsible for handling her MMA career. Leonardo stands at five-foot-five and competes at the flyweight division for most of her career. She owns a professional record of 8-3 and half of those wins came from submissions and three were decisions. After earning a UFC roster slot in Dana White’s Contender Series, Leonardo’s debut match didn’t go as well as she wanted to. Manon Fiorot knocked her out in the second round at the UFC on ESPN 20 fight card.

Melissa Gatto

Melissa Gato is just entering her prime age at 25 years old and this fighter came all the way from Campinas, São Paulo in Brazil. She has been training and representing the MSP fight stable for her professional bouts. Gato is five-foot-five and carries an undefeated record of 5-0 heading to this matchup. Four of those wins came from submissions while the rest were decisions. This will be her debut match in the UFC. Before getting her slot on the UFC roster, Gatto has been a standout fighter in Nacao Cyborg and Clev Fight. She has been known as a submission specialist as her last match was won through Kimura. 

Leonardo vs Gatto Betting Numbers

Record 8-3-0 6-0-2
Last Fight Loss Win
Country United States Brazil
Height 5’5″ 5’5″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (in) 64
Win by KO/TKO 13% 0%
Win by Submission 50% 67%
Decisions 38% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 3.40 0.00
Striking accuracy 37% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.15 0.00
Striking defense 47% 0%
Takedown average 2.39 0.00
Takedown accuracy 37% 0%
Takedown defense 0% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Leonardo vs Gatto Betting Picks

Having some experience fighting in the UFC gives Victoria Leonardo the edge in the best sportsbook over Melissa Gato. This should reach the judges’ scorecards with Leonardo earning the unanimous decision win.