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UFC Fight Night 223: Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Hill 05/20/2023 Fight Preview, Predictions and Picks

UFC Fight Night 223: Dern vs Hill 05/20/2023 – Mackenzie Dern and Angela Hill face each other in a five-round clash in the women’s strawweight division on Saturday, May 20, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The match is the main event of UFC Fight Night 223 and is expected to affect the 115-pound rankings with Dern approaching the octagon as the number eight contender while Hill is 14th. Dern is coming off a majority decision loss to Yan Xiaonan while Hill is looking to stretch her winning run to three. Online UFC fight odds see Hill as the underdog for this matchup but her last two wins may make you think twice from betting against her.

UFC Fight Night 223: Dern vs Hill 05/20/2023

When:Saturday, May 20,  7:00 PM ET
Where:UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 223: Dern vs Hill 05/20/2023 Odds

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Mackenzie Dern-190Angela Hill+155

Main Card

Mackenzie Dern

Dern (12-3, 7-3 UFC) has split wins and losses in her last four fights. She registered wins over Nina Nunes and Tecia Torres and lost to Marina Rodriguez and Yan Xiaonan in five rounds. This will be Dern’s third five-round bout in the UFC as she hopes to finally nail a five-round match. Dern must focus on grappling to secure an advantage against Hill. To prove her expertise on the mat, Dern has won seven of her matches by submission and six of them were won in the first round. It is interesting to note that all of her losses were by decision.

Angela Hill

Hill (15-12, 10-12 UFC) will fight for the 23rd time in the UFC. She fought the likes of former champion Rose Namajunas, Tecia Torres and Claudia Gadelha and is coming off two straight wins. Hill registered victories over Lupita Godinez and Emily Ducote to move into the Top 15 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings (14th). The fighter from Maryland looks to pick up a big fish in Dern and a convincing win would boost her rankings in the 115-pound class. Hill has posted five stoppages (all by knockout) and registered 10 decisions in her career.

Dern vs Hill Betting Numbers

Mackenzie Dern
Angela Hill
Last FightLossWin
Weight (lbs)114114
Reach (in)62″63″
Win by KO/TKO0%33%
Win by Submission58%0%
Strikes landed per minute4.875.73
Striking accuracy48%50%
Striking absorbed per minute3.325.24
Striking defense65%65%
Takedown average0.860.42
Takedown accuracy16%36%
Takedown defenseN/A72%
Submission average1.720.11

Dern vs Hill Betting Picks

Dern and Hill are set to put on a show in this five-round encounter as they aim for a world title shot in the future. Hill is on a two-fight winning streak and a big victory over Dern would inch her way to the women’s strawweight rankings. As for Dern, the submissions expert seeks to bounce back from her previous defeat and do what she does best – grapple and force Hill to tap out. A win for both fighters is important as it would boost their chances in the division. Dern will be the favorite by sports oddsmakers who love to bet and watch a quality MMA matchup.