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UFC on ESPN 23: Botelho vs Carolina 05/01/2021 Fight Picks, Predictions and UFC Previews

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UFC on ESPN 23 Botelho vs Carolina 05-01-2021 Fight Picks Predictions and UFC Previews

UFC on ESPN 23: Botelho vs Carolina 05/01/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is very much in great shape after holding a sold-out audience during their last fight card. They will go back to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday, May 1 of the UFC on ESPN 23 fight card. MMA fans can enjoy the fights by subscribing to Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. Two top light heavyweights are set to clash in the main event with Dominick Reyes trying to earn a title shot but he has to go through the rising Jiri Prochazka. The women’s strawweight flyweight battle is on the undercard with Poliana Botelho fighting Luana Carolina. These two tough femme fatales are expected to bring fireworks. According to UFC live betting predictions, Luana Carolina is the underdog against Poliana Botelho.

UFC on ESPN 23: Botelho vs Carolina 05/01/2021

When: Saturday, May 1, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 23: Botelho vs Carolina 05/01/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Poliana Botelho -260 Luana Carolina +220

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Poliana Botelho

Poliana Botelho is a 32-year-old fighter and she flew all the way from Muriae, Minas Gerais in Brazil.  She is five-foot-five while also representing and sharpening her skills at the Nova Uniao fight team. Botelho has been fighting at the flyweight division for most of her career and her professional fighting record is now at 8-3. Those career victories are divided into six knockouts and two decisions. This is going to be her sixth fight in the UFC while her past five matches resulted in three wins and two losses. Her last match was with Gillian Robertson in UFC Fight Night 180 and that was a unanimous decision loss.

Luana Carolina

Luana Carolina is known as the “Dread” inside the MMA cage and she is also a Brazillian fighter that hails from Sao Paulo. This fighter stands at five-foot-seven and has been representing the Capital Da Luta fight team. Carolina is a 27-year-old fighter that has been natural at the flyweight division. Her professional fighting record is at 6-2 and those victories are divided into three decisions, two knockouts, and one submission. This will be the third fight of Carolina in the UFC. Her debut against Priscilia Coachoeira resulted in a unanimous decision win but her second match with Arian Lipski in July 2020 resulted in a kneebar submission loss.

Botelho vs Carolina Betting Numbers

Botelho
Carolina
Record 8-3-0 6-2-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil Brazil
Height 5’8″ 5’6″
Weight (lbs) 115 125
Reach (in) 67 69
Win by KO/TKO 75% 33%
Win by Submission 0% 17%
Decisions 25% 50%
Strikes landed per minute 3.00 6.29
Striking accuracy 56% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.08 3.75
Striking defense 50% 47%
Takedown average 0.89 0.00
Takedown accuracy 100% 0%
Takedown defense 80% 100%
Submission average 0.00 2.40

Botelho vs Carolina Betting Picks

Poliana Botelho has great potential in her young MMA career and she is just in her prime. The last loss was a hiccup and it is forecasted in this popular online betting site that she will be bouncing back in this matchup against Luana Carolina.