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UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs Waterson 05/08/2021 Odds, Fight Picks and Predictions

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UFC on ESPN 24 Rodriguez vs Waterson 05-08-2021 Odds Fight Picks and Predictions

UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs Waterson 05/08/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set for another action-packed fight card with UFC on ESPN 24 happening this Saturday, May 8. This event will be held inside the halls of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can opt to watch the fights through UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription. The main event will be putting fan favorite Michelle Waterson aka “The Karate Hottie” back in action. She is ranked 9th in the women’s strawweight division and will be battling Marina Rodriguez who is 5th ranked contender. It is forecasted by the top ufc gambling picks that Michelle Waterson is the underdog against Marina Rodriguez in this matchup. 

UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs Waterson 05/08/2021

When: Saturday, May 8, 8:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs Waterson 05/08/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Marina Rodriguez -210 Michelle Waterson +175

Main Card

Marina Rodriguez

Marina Rodriguez is a 34-year-old fighter that came all the way from Bage, Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She stands at five-foot-seven and has been sharpening her MMA skills at the Thai Brasil fight team. Rodriguez has been natural at the women’s strawweight division and has only been beaten twice in 14 professional MMA matches. Those victories are divided into six knockouts, six decisions, and a submission. After tasting her first professional loss against Carla Esparza back in July 2020 in UFC on ESPN 14, she was able to bounce back tremendously by knocking out Amanda Ribas in UFC 257 at the 54-second mark in the second round.

Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson has been popularly known as “The Karate Hottie” and she hails from Albuquerque in New Mexico, USA.  She has been representing the world-renowned stable at Jackson-Wink MMA. Waterson stands at five-foot-three and has been fighting at the strawweight division for most of her career. Her professional MMA record is now at 18-8 and half of those wins came from submissions. This fighter lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Carla Esparza but managed to avoid getting into a losing streak. Waterson took Angela Hill to the limit in UFC Fight Night 177 and won the match via a split decision.

Rodriguez vs Waterson Betting Numbers

Rodriguez
Waterson
Record 13-1-2 18-8-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’7″ 5’3″
Weight (lbs) 115 115
Reach (in) 65 62
Win by KO/TKO 46% 17%
Win by Submission 8% 50%
Decisions 46% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 4.86 3.58
Striking accuracy 50% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.16 4.00
Striking defense 53% 49%
Takedown average 0.36 1.52
Takedown accuracy 33% 34%
Takedown defense 59% 67%
Submission average 0.20 0.90

Rodriguez vs Waterson Betting Picks

Michelle Waterson has the beauty that captures fans to be drawn to her but against Marina Rodriguez, she must find a way to prevail. The best online betting source sees this match favoring Marina Rodriguez and expects this to go to the limit and let the judges decide the match.