Claudia Gadelha vs Randa Markos UFC Point Spread Picks - 7/6/2019
Claudia Gadelha vs Randa Markos
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Claudia "Claudinha" Gadelha (16-4-0) is slated to take on Randa Markos (9-7-1) at UFC 239 in T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The opening line has Gadelha priced at -349 while Markos comes in at +271.
Claudia "Claudinha" Gadelha comes into this fight with 16 wins and 4 losses. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native is 30 years old, weighs 115 lbs and is 5'4" inches tall. She has a 63.5" reach and fights in the women's strawweight division. Gadelha has a total of 9 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In her last time out, Gadelha was defeated in round 3 against Nina Ansaroff by unanimous decision. In the women's strawweight division, she is 7th in strikes with 674 and is 15th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Claudia Gadelha sits at 40th in the UFC and 15th in the women's strawweight division landing 52.9% of the strikes she attempts. She also has a total of 33 takedowns which ranks her 2nd in the UFC and 2nd in the women's strawweight division. Gadelha finishes 47.8% of her takedown tries which ranks her 32nd in the UFC and 12th among fighters in the division. She sits at 6th in the division and 10th in the UFC for significant strikes with 430. Of those significant strikes, 364 of them were directed at the head while 54 of them were directed at the midsection which ranks her 4th and 12th respectively in the division. At UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2, she earned a victory via split decision in round 3 when she faced Carla Esparza. A few fights ago, Gadelha was defeated in round 3 when she faced Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami by unanimous decision.
Putting on the gloves for this fight, Randa Markos has a total of 9 wins and 7 losses. The 33-year-old hailing from Windsor, ON is 5'4" inches tall and weighs in at 115 lbs. The Michigan Top Team fighter competes in the women's strawweight division and has a 63.5" reach. She has a total of 10 fights in the UFC. Randa Markos won by unanimous decision when she squared up with Angela Hill in her most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - Nashville 2019. Regarding strikes, Markos is 7th out of all fighters in the UFC and 4th among fighters in the division with 760.
Regarding strike accuracy, she is landing 54.7% of the shots she throws which ranks her 12th in the women's strawweight division and 36th among UFC fighters. In addition, Markos sits at 6th in the women's strawweight division and 8th among UFC fighters with a total of 15 takedowns. Sitting at 18th in the division and 47th among UFC fighters, Markos completes 26.8% of her takedown attempts. With 407 significant strikes, she sits at 13th among UFC fighters and 7th in the division. Markos sits at 18th among fighters in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 33 and 6th for significant strikes directed at the head with 323. At UFC Fight Night: Marreta vs. Anders, she was defeated via unanimous decision in the third round when she squared up with Marina Rodriguez. 2 fights ago, Markos was defeated in the third round when she squared up with Nina Ansaroff at UFC Fight Night: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 by unanimous decision.
When dissecting the fight between Claudia Gadelha and Randa Markos, it's good to understand how the two fighters match up with one another. Randa Markos is the more accurate striker of the two fighters, having connected on 54.7% of her strikes meaning Claudia Gadelha will want to watch out for big shots. In the case of physical attributes, the first fighter to take a look at is Claudia Gadelha who is 5'4" while the fighter on the other side of the cage is 5'4". In the case of reach, Gadelha measures 63.5" while Markos has a fingertip to fingertip measurement of 64" meaning Gadelha should consider cutting off the space so Randa Markos cannot take advantage of fighting inside. Gadelha is the younger combatant in this fight at 30 years old while Markos is the elder fighter checking in at 33 years old. Concerning experience in the UFC, Gadelha has 9 fights which means that she is the less experienced fighter in the UFC while Markos has fought 10 battles in the UFC. With respect to overall experience in MMA, Gadelha has 16 wins and 4 losses while Randa Markos holds an overall professional fight record of 9 wins and 7 losses.
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