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UFC Fight Night 173: Maia vs Calderwood 08/01/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 173 Maia vs Calderwood 08-01-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 173: Maia vs Calderwood 08/01/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be starting the month of August with a very interesting fight card in UFC Fight Night 173. This event is set to happen this Saturday, August 1 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. With social distancing and safety protocols practiced, fans can only watch through their television sets with Pay Per View and UFC Fight pass as options. The main event will put two top middleweights trying to improve their ranking with Edmen Shahbazyan going up against Derek Brunson. Co-headlining the event is a women’s flyweight match between Joanne Calderwood taking on Jennifer Maia. Heading to this match, Joanne Calderwood according to UFC Betting Odds hold the advantage over Jennifer Maia.

UFC Fight Night 173: Maia vs Calderwood 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 173: Maia vs Calderwood 08/01/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jennifer Maia +155 Joanne Calderwood -190

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Jennifer Maia

Jennifer Maia is a 31-year-old professional fighter and her hometown is in Curitiba, Parana located in Brazil. Standing at five-foot-four, she trains at the Chute Boxe and is the current 6th ranked flyweight contender in her division. Maia came to the UFC in July 2018 after having a dominating reign in Invicta FC, Immortal FC and Samura FC. She lost her debut match against Liz Carmouche but was able to bounce back to win her next two fights against Rozanne Modafferi and Alexis Davis. Heading to this match against Calderwood, she hopes to bounce back once again after falling to Katlyn Chookagian in UFC 244. The match went to a full three rounds but the judges all voted for her opponent to win.

Joanne Calderwood

Joanne Calderwood is a 33-year-old women’s flyweight fighter that came all the way from Glasgow, Scotland. “Jojo” is five-foot-six and this 3rd ranked contender for the flyweight championship polishes her skills at the Tristar Gym. Calderwood now sits on a 14-4 professional MMA record with eight of her matches going a mile and won through the judge’s decisions. She has been fighting in the UFC since December 2014 and splits her first four matches by three wins and three losses. In her last four matches leading to this fight against Jennifer Maia, she won three out of four. The last match happened in September 2019 during UFC 242 as she defeated Andrea Lee in a split decision.

Maia vs Calderwood Betting Numbers

Record 17-6-1 14-4-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil Scotland
Height 5′ 4″ 5′ 6″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (inches) 64 65
Win by KO/TKO 24% 36%
Win by Submission 24% 7%
Decisions 53% 57%
Strikes landed per minute 4.05 6.19
Striking accuracy 38% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.78 4.31
Striking defense 53% 53%
Takedown average 0.25 1.85
Takedown accuracy 50% 56%
Takedown defense 75% 55%
Submission average 0 0.5

Maia vs Calderwood Betting Picks

Joanne Calderwood, with her current streaks, is much better as compared to Jennifer Maia and this is why Sportsbook puts her above and is the safer bet in this match. This should go a full three rounds with Calderwood using her experience in the UFC to prevail over Maia.