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UFC ON ESPN 29: Malecki vs Nunes 08/21/2021 Analysis, Odds and Picks

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UFC ON ESPN 29 Malecki vs Nunes 08-21-2021 Analysis Odds and Picks

UFC ON ESPN 29: Malecki vs Nunes 08/21/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to have its third fight card for the month and it promises to be another exciting event. UFC on ESPN 29 is going to happen this coming Saturday, August 21 and it will be inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can have eyes inside the venue by subscribing to UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View. Veteran fighter Kelvin Gastelum is on a comeback trail and he looks to pull off an upset win over Jason Cannonier in the main event. There will be women’s bantamweight action in the undercard with Bea Malecki taking on Josiane Nunes. According to UFC betting lines, Josiane Nunes is going to be the riskier pick as compared to Josiane Nunes.

UFC ON ESPN 29: Malecki vs Nunes 08/21/2021

When: Saturday, August 21, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC ON ESPN 29: Malecki vs Nunes 08/21/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Bea Malecki -155 Josiane Nunes +135

Bea Malecki

Bea Malecki carries an interesting ring name as the “Bad News Barbie” and she came all the way from Stockholm, Sweden. Her fighting skills are being sharpened by the renowned Fortis MMA team. Malecki is currently at her prime at 29 years old and has been competing at the women’s bantamweight division. She brought her undefeated 4-0 record and half of those wins came from submissions. This is going to be Malecki’s third fight in the UFC. The first one was against Duda Santana and won that match with a rear-naked choke. The most recent was with Veronica Macedo and that ended in a unanimous decision win.

Josiane Nunes

Josiane Nunes is at the peak of her powers at 27 years old and her hometown is located at Curitiba, Parana in Brazil. Strikers House and Astra Fight Team have been responsible for handling her MMA career. Nunes stands at five-foot-three and has been natural at the bantamweight division. “Josi” has only lost once in eight professional bouts. Six of those victories were from knockouts and only one reached the judges’ scorecards. This will be the debut match of Nunes in the UFC. Prior to making the roster, she has competed in different MMA organizations such as Katana Fight, Forze MMA and Curitiba Top Fight. She carries a six-fight winning streak.

Malecki vs Nunes Betting Numbers

Malecki
Nunes
Record 4-0-0 7-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Sweden Brazil
Height 5’11” 5’2″
Weight (lbs) 145 134
Reach (in) 74 67
Win by KO/TKO 25% 86%
Win by Submission 50% 0%
Decisions 25% 14%
Strikes landed per minute 6.78 0.00
Striking accuracy 46% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 6.14 0.00
Striking defense 62% 0%
Takedown average 0.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 78% 0%
Submission average 1.40 0.00

Malecki vs Nunes Betting Picks

Heading into this match, Bea Malecki has a distinct advantage in reach and height over Josianne Nunes. Having won in the UFC puts Malecki as the best bet to win in the top online sportsbook and expect this to finish early via submission.