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UFC on ESPN 14: Esparza vs Rodriguez 07/25/2020 Fight Analysis, Odds and Forecast

UFC on ESPN 14: Esparza vs Rodriguez 07/25/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship wraps up “Fight Island” with a deep card in UFC on ESPN 4. This event is the last of the four events they allotted this July and it will be held on the 25th in Yas Island, UAE. For security, there will be no audience for this event so fans will have to watch through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will have Robert Whittaker going inside the same cage against Darren Till to earn a title shot for the UFC middleweight championship. Joining them in the main card is an exciting women’s strawweight action between Carla Esparza and Marina Rodriguez. Heading to this matchup, Marina Rodriguez is seen by UFC Online as the better fighter as compared to Carla Esparza.

UFC on ESPN 14: Esparza vs Rodriguez 07/25/2020

When:Saturday, July 25, 11:00 PM ET
Where:Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 14: Esparza vs Rodriguez 07/25/2020 Odds

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Carla Esparza+150Marina Rodriguez-180

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Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza is known as the “Cookie Monster” inside the cage and she is from Redondo Beach in California, USA. She stands at five-foot-one and trains at the Team Oyama stable. Her professional MMA record is 16-5 with nine wins through decisions. Esparza made her presence known when she battled with Rose Namajunas in UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale back in March 2015 which she won via submission by executing a rear-naked choke in the third round. She is now on a roll winning her last three fights in the UFC and her last match was in UFC 249 just this May 2020. Esparza defeated Michelle Waterson and it was a very close call as the judges’ ruled a split decision.

Marina Rodriguez

Marina Rodriguez is a 33-year-old female strawweight fighter that came all the way from Bage, Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She stands at five-foot-seven and trains at the Thai Brasil fight stable. She is currently undefeated with a 12-0 record. Half of her wins came from decisions. Rodriguez earned her ticket to the UFC roster after defeating Maria de Oliveira Neta through a first-round knockout in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in Brazil back on August 11. Her first match in the UFC was against Randa Markos and it resulted in a majority draw. She then bounced back and won back-to-back against Jessica Aguilar and Tecia Torres. Her last match was in December 2019 and that match against Cynthia Calvillo resulted in a majority draw.

Esparza vs Rodriguez Betting Numbers

Last FightWinDraw
CountryUnited StatesBrazil
Height5′ 1″5′ 6″
Weight (lbs)115115
Reach (inches)6365
Win by KO/TKO19%42%
Win by Submission25%8%
Strikes landed per minute2.35.6
Striking accuracy41%50%
Striking absorbed per minute2.873.57
Striking defense53%53%
Takedown average3.280.48
Takedown accuracy33%33%
Takedown defense48%70%
Submission average0.30.2

Esparza vs Rodriguez Betting Picks

With an undefeated record, Marina Rodriguez is set to create a huge storm in the UFC and Best Sports Book Online has her as the favored fighter to win against Carla Esparza. It has been a struggle for Esparza but Rodriguez is expected to shine even brighter after this match.