Lucie Pudilova vs Antonina Shevchenko MMA Betting Tips - 8/3/2019
Lucie Pudilova vs Antonina Shevchenko
UFC on ESPN 5
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Lucie "Bullet" Pudilova (8-4-0) is slated to take on Antonina "La Pantera" Shevchenko (7-1-0) at UFC on ESPN 5 in Prudential Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The opening line has Pudilova priced at +140 while Shevchenko comes in at -170.
Lucie "Bullet" Pudilova comes into the cage with 8 wins and 4 losses. The Pribram, CZE fighter is 25 years old, steps on the scale at 125 lbs and is 5'8" inches tall. She has a 67.5" reach and fights in the women's flyweight division. Pudilova has a total of 5 fights in the UFC. The last time she stepped into the Octagon, Pudilova was defeated in the third round against Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision. In the women's flyweight division, she is 9th in strikes with 449 and is 24th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Lucie Pudilova sits at 53rd among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 21st in the women's flyweight division landing 46.0% of the strikes she has thrown. She sits at 8th among athletes in her division and 22nd among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for significant strikes with 332. Of those significant strikes, 270 of them were directed at the head while 40 of them were aimed at the body which has her at 3rd and 13th respectively among athletes in her division.
At UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till, she was defeated via FALSE in the third round when she squared up with Irene Aldana. Before that, Pudilova earned a victory in the third round when she squared up with Sarah Moras at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Medeiros by unanimous decision.
Walking into the cage for this matchup, Antonina "La Pantera" Shevchenko has a total of 7 wins and 1 loss. The 34-year-old fighting out of Bishkek, KGZ is 5'8" inches tall and weighs in at 125 lbs. The Tiger Muay Thai fighter competes in the women's flyweight division and has a 67.0" reach. She has earned a total of 1 fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Antonina Shevchenko was defeated by unanimous decision when she squared up with Roxanne Modafferi in her most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - St. Petersburg 2019. With regard to strikes, Shevchenko is 62nd out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 24th out of all the fighters in the division with 87.
With regard to strike accuracy, she is connecting on 52.1% of the strikes she attempts which ranks 14th in the women's flyweight division and 42nd among UFC fighters. In addition, Shevchenko currently sits at 16th in the women's flyweight division and 43rd among UFC fighters with a total of 2 takedowns. Ranked 4th in the division and 5th among UFC fighters, Shevchenko completes 100.0% of her takedown attempts. With 66 significant strikes, she currently sits at 58th among UFC fighters and 22nd in the division. Shevchenko currently sits at 20th out of all the fighters in the division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 18 and 22nd for significant strikes pointed at the head with 41. At UFC - TUF 28 Finale, she earned a victory via unanimous decision in round 3 when she squared up with Ji Yeon Kim. Prior to that, Shevchenko earned a victory in round 2 when she squared up with Jaimelene Nievera at DWTNCS Season 2, Week 3 by stoppage.
In this matchup between Lucie Pudilova and Antonina Shevchenko, it is important to know how these two fighters compare. Antonina Shevchenko lands punches more accurately, while landing 52.1% of her strikes telling us Lucie Pudilova will want to avoid going shot for shot. In relation to their physical traits, let's start by looking at Lucie Pudilova who is 5'8" and the fighter on the other side of the cage 5'8". In relation to reach, Pudilova extends 67.5" while Shevchenko has a reach of 67.0" meaning Pudilova should consider creating more distance so Antonina Shevchenko won't be able to use the reach to her advantage. Pudilova is the younger fighter in this matchup at 25 years old while Shevchenko is the elder fighter checking in at 34 years old. When talking about experience in the UFC, Pudilova has 5 fights making her the more experienced fighter in this matchup while Shevchenko has been involved in 1 battle in the Octagon. Concerning overall experience in mixed martial arts, Pudilova has 8 victories and 4 defeats while Antonina Shevchenko has an overall MMA record of 7 victories and 1 defeat.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Antonina Shevchenko (-170)
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