UFC 266: Shevchenko vs Murphy 09/25/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 266 Shevchenko vs Murphy 09-25-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC 266: Shevchenko vs Murphy 09/25/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship intends to end the month with a lot of fireworks with UFC 266 happening this Saturday, September 25. This event is expected to hold a sold-out crowd inside the T-Mobile Arena located in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription is the best way to enjoy the matches safely at home. There are two titles on the line for this evening. The first will be Alexander Volkanovski defending his belt against Brian Ortega while Valentina Shevchenko is putting the women’s flyweight title on the line against Lauren Murphy. This match is a lopsided one as seen in UFC betting lines as Lauren Murphy doesn’t stand a chance against Valentina Shevchenko.

UFC 266: Shevchenko vs Murphy 09/25/2021

When: Saturday, September 25, 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 266: Shevchenko vs Murphy 09/25/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Valentina Shevchenko -1375 Lauren Murphy +900

Main Card

Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko has a very interesting ring name as “Bullet” and this fighter came all the way from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She has been polishing her fighting skills at the Tiger Muay Thai MMA stable. Shevchenko is currently 33 years old and this five-foot-five fighter will bring her 21-3 professional fighting record in this upcoming match. Her wins are evenly divided into seven knockouts, seven submissions, and seven decisions. This is going to be Shevchenko’s sixth title defense since capturing the UFC flyweight championship back in December 2018. Among the opponents she defeated were Jessica Andrade, Jeniffer Maia, Katlyn Chookagian, Liz Carmouche, and Jessica Eye.

Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy has chosen the ring name “Lucky” and she would be needing a lot of that in this upcoming title fight. She hails from Anchorage, Alaska in the United States and will represent the 4oz. Fight Club. Murphy is already 38 years old and has lost four times in 15 professional matches. This five-foot-seven female flyweight fighter has won eight of her victories through knockouts while six are decisions. Heading to this matchup, Murphy is on a five-fight winning streak and seems to be not living her age. Her most recent match was this June in UFC 263 where she fought Joanne Calderwood and won through a tight split decision.

Shevchenko vs Murphy Betting Numbers

Record 21-3-0 15-4-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Kyrgyzstan United States
Height 5’5″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (in) 66 67
Win by KO/TKO 33% 53%
Win by Submission 33% 7%
Decisions 33% 40%
Strikes landed per minute 3.02 3.95
Striking accuracy 51% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.99 4.25
Striking defense 62% 61%
Takedown average 2.64 1.16
Takedown accuracy 63% 34%
Takedown defense 77% 70%
Submission average 0.40 0.10

Shevchenko vs Murphy Betting Picks

It seems that the women’s flyweight division is going to be owned by Valentina Shevchenko for as long as she wants. This is going to be a tough matchup for Lauren Murphy and the top online sportsbook sees this ending in the first round favoring Shevchenko.