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UFC on ESPN 23: Markos vs Pinheiro 05/01/2021 Results, Analysis and Odds

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UFC on ESPN 23 Markos vs Pinheiro 05-01-2021 Results Analysis and Odds

UFC on ESPN 23: Markos vs Pinheiro 05/01/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to start the month strong putting up another exciting fight card with UFC on ESPN 23. This event is set to happen this Saturday, May 1 inside the halls of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Subscribing to UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are the best ways to have the fights seen at home. The biggest match in this card will be veteran fighter Dominick Reyes trying to earn another title shot but he has to go through Jiri Prochazka in a light heavyweight match. The undercard features a women’s strawweight battle between Randa Markos and Luana Pinheiro. This fight is closer than expected but according to UFC betting odds, Randa Markos is the riskier bet to win as compared to Luana Pinheiro.

UFC on ESPN 23: Markos vs Pinheiro 05/01/2021

When: Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 23: Markos vs Pinheiro 05/01/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Randa Markos +140 Luana Pinheiro -160

Randa Markos

Randa Markos is a 35-year-old veteran MMA fighter and she came all the way from Windsor, Ontario in Canada. She has been representing and sharpening her MMA skills at the Michigan Top Team. Markos is five-foot-five and her ring name is known as “The Quiet Storm”. Her professional fighting record is now even at 10-10 while those wins are split into six decisions and four submissions. She is now on a three-fight losing streak and has only won once in her last five matches. The latest opponent that she battled was Kanako Murata in UFC Fight Night 182 and that match ended in the judges’ scorecards.

Luana Pinheiro

Luana Pinheiro is just at her prime age at 27 years old and this fighter’s hometown is located in Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil. She has been doing her training at the Nova Uniao fight team. Pinheiro is a five-foot-four fighter that has been comfortable in the strawweight division. She only lost one fight in nine professional matches. Five of her wins came from submissions while also owning two knockouts under her name. This is going to be her first fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She earned her stripes to join the UFC roster after impressing during Dana White’s Contender Series just this November after knocking out Stephanie Frausto in the first round.  

Markos vs Pinheiro Betting Numbers

Markos
Pinheiro
Record 10-10-1 8-1-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Canada Brazil
Height 5’4″ 5’2″
Weight (lbs) 115 115
Reach (in) 63 62
Win by KO/TKO 0% 25%
Win by Submission 40% 63%
Decisions 60% 13%
Strikes landed per minute 2.85 3.57
Striking accuracy 41% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.20 1.43
Striking defense 59% 78%
Takedown average 1.23 0.00
Takedown accuracy 28% 0%
Takedown defense 57% 0%
Submission average 0.20 0.00

Markos vs Pinheiro Betting Picks

This is a very intriguing matchup as Randa Markos is itching to secure a victory after that long slump. On the other hand, Luana Pinheiro is a great prospect entering the UFC and is seen by the top online betting website as the better pick in this matchup.