Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche UFC Picks & Predictions - 8/10/2019
Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche
UFC Fight Night 156
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko (17-3-0) will battle Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche (13-6-0) at UFC Fight Night 156 in Antel Arena on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The opening odds have Shevchenko priced at -455 while Carmouche is at +335.
Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko walks into the Octagon with 17 wins and 3 losses. The Lima, Peru standout is 31 years old, steps on the scale at 125 lbs and stands 5'5" tall. She has a 67.0"1 reach and fights in the women's flyweight division. Shevchenko has a total of 7 fights in the UFC. In her last time fighting, Shevchenko stepped out of the Octagon with a victory in round 2 against Jessica Eye by stoppage. In the women's flyweight division, she is 4th in strikes with 720 and 9th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Valentina Shevchenko ranks 13th in the UFC and 7th in the women's flyweight division connecting on 63.7% of the shots she throws. She also has a total of 17 takedowns which is good for 6th in the UFC and 2nd in the women's flyweight division. Shevchenko finishes 47.2% of her takedown attempts which is good for 33rd in the UFC and 15th out of all his fighters in his division. She ranks 3rd among athletes in her division and 12th in the UFC for significant strikes with 416. Of those significant strikes, 259 of them were directed at the head while 54 of them were aimed at the body which is good for 4th and 9th respectively among athletes in her division.
At UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega, she stepped out of the Octagon with a victory via unanimous decision in round 5 when she fought Joanna Jedrzejczyk. In the fight before that, Shevchenko stepped out of the Octagon with a victory in round 2 when she fought Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders by submission.
Ready to square off for this fight, Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche has a total of 13 wins and 6 losses. The 35-year-old hailing from San Diego, CA is 5'6" tall and weighs in at 125 lbs. The Team Hurricane Awesome fighter competes in the women's flyweight division and has a 66.0" reach. She has earned a total of 11 fights in the UFC. Liz Carmouche earned a victory by unanimous decision when she squared up with Lucie Pudilova in her most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos. In discussing strikes, Carmouche is 5th out of all fighters in the UFC and 2nd in the division with 774.
In discussing strike accuracy, she is connecting on 75.5% of the strikes she's attempted which has him ranked at 1st in the women's flyweight division and 3rd among UFC fighters. In addition, Carmouche ranks 1st in the women's flyweight division and 4th among UFC fighters with a total of 22 takedowns. Being ranked at 8th of all fighters in her division and 13th among UFC fighters, Carmouche finishes 64.7% of her takedown tries. With 282 significant strikes, she ranks 25th among UFC fighters and 11th of all fighters in her division. Carmouche ranks 10th in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 49 and 14th for significant strikes directed at the head with 160. At UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Ivanov, she earned a victory via unanimous decision in round 3 when she squared up with Jennifer Maia. In the fight before that, Carmouche lost in round 3 when she squared up with Alexis Davis at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega by split decision.
When breaking down the fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche, you will want to understand how these two fighters stack up to one another. Liz Carmouche lands punches more accurately, while connecting 75.5% of her punches which means Valentina Shevchenko will look to be careful going toe-to-toe. Concerning their physical traits, let us start by looking at Valentina Shevchenko who is 5'5" while the fighter standing across the Octagon stands 5'6". Concerning reach, Shevchenko extends 67.0"1 while Carmouche measures out at 66.0" meaning Shevchenko will look to create space so Liz Carmouche won't be able to use it to her advantage. Shevchenko is the more youthful fighter by checking in at 31 years of age while Carmouche has been around longer at 35 years of age. Concerning Octagon experience, Shevchenko has 7 fights making her the less experienced woman in this fight while Carmouche has fought 11 fights in the UFC. When it comes to overall experience in mixed martial arts, Shevchenko has 17 wins and 3 losses while Liz Carmouche has an overall MMA record of 13 wins and 6 losses.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Valentina Shevchenko (-455)
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