The next UFC Fight Night is right around the corner and there are a few matchups that are worth looking forward to. These fights could end up playing a major role in the rankings for each division, something that could impact which fighter moves up to win the title for themselves.
Let’s dive into the three biggest fights of the weekend and examine the odds:
Amanda Lemos vs. Jessica Andrade
Amanda Lemos has a lot on the line in this upcoming fight against Jessica Andrade (pictured above). Lemos walked into 2021 with an 8-1-1 record and is now ranked 10th, winning three more fights since then. She was able to get past both Livinha Souza and Montserrat Conejo in the first two of those fights before picking up a split decision victory over Angela Hill in the third. Her competitor in this fight, Andrade, is one tough customer, though. Andrade went to the flyweight division for three fights but has since returned to the strawweight division. The losses in her career are mostly against elite-level fighters, though. She is a former titleholder in the division and hasn’t won a fight here since picking up said title against Rose Namajunas.
The strawweight division is seeing a number of tough fighters rise the ranks, the outcome of this fight could play a major role in the title odds.
Lando Vannata vs. Charles Jourdain
Lando Vannata and Charles Jourdain could be an explosive fight that might not require the judges to decide this. Both of these guys have a tendency to be inconsistent at times but when they are on, they are nearly unstoppable.
Vannata dropped down to the featherweight division in 2021 and came away with a big split decision win against Mike Grundy in his first fight there. Although, some believe that the fight shouldn’t have even gone to a split decision as he dominated the entire way.
Then we have Jourdain, who just got a new fighting deal after winning two of his last three fights. Eight of his 12 career wins have come via knockout.
Each of these guys is able to get into the Octagon and deliver some crushing blows, and there will be no shortage of that in this fight.
Mudaerji Su vs. Manel Kape
Mudaerji Su has won three straight fights heading into this upcoming bout and hasn’t lost since suffering a submission in his promotional debut. Su is powerful with good length and continues to improve his overall fighting capabilities every time he steps out there. His 15-4 record also shows some of his talent level.
As for Manel Kape, he is just as explosive and powerful. 11 of his 17 career wins are via knockout. Kape lost his first two fights in the UFC. After those quick losses, he delivered a first-round win against Ode Osbourne and then another first-round win against Zhalgas Zhumagulov.
Su and Kape are two fighters that don’t usually go the distance. Out of 33 combined fights from these two guys, only three of them have lasted all the way. There have been 30 finishes in those fights from them. Su and Kape could come out swinging and end this fight fast.