Cynthia Calvillo is favored against Nina Nunes at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on Saturday, July 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is one of seven fights on the preliminary ESPN2/ ESPN+ card. Calvillo is 9-4-1 in her career, while Nunes is 10-7 in her career. Both fighters have struggled of late, as Calvillo has lost her last three fights, while Nunes has dropped her past two bouts. There are a total of 13 fights on the card, with six on ESPN/ESPN+ and seven on ESPN2/ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev. Let’s look at the bout between Calvillo and Nunes and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 9 with 13 fights on the card, with six on ESPN/ESPN+ and seven on ESPN2/ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev Betting
Cynthia Calvillo (9-4-1, 6-4-1 UFC)
Calvillo came into the UFC with a record of 3-0 and she has six wins, four losses, and one draw in the UFC. In her last six fights, she has two wins, three losses, and one draw. She defeated Cortney Casey by unanimous decision and Jessica Eye by unanimous decision; while losing to Katlyn Chookagian by unanimous decision, Jessica Andrade by TKO, and Andrea Lee by TKO, and fighting to a draw against Marina Rodriguez by majority. Calvillo has been a pro since 2016 and she has two wins by TKO/KO and three by submission. She has two first round finishes.
Nina Nunes (10-7, 4-4 UFC)
Nunes came into the UFC with a record of 6-3 and she has four wins and four losses in the UFC. She defeated Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger by rear-naked choke submission, Angela Hill by unanimous decision, Randa Markos by unanimous decision, and Cláudia Gadelha by unanimous decision; while losing to Juliana Lima by unanimous decision, Justine Kish by unanimous decision, Tatiana Suarez by unanimous decision, and Mackenzie Dern by armbar submission. Nunes has been a pro since 2010 and she has four wins by TKO/KO and two by submission. She has two first round finishes.
Strikes landed per minute: Calvillo 4.27 / Nunes 4.64
Striking Accuracy: Calvillo 40% / Nunes 47%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Calvillo 4.10 / Nunes 3.50
Defense: Calvillo 64% / Nunes 53%
Takedown average: Calvillo 1.75 / Nunes 0.48
Takedown Accuracy: Calvillo 43% / Nunes 40%
Takedowns defended: Calvillo 73% / Nunes 76%
Submission average: Calvillo 1.0 / Nunes 0.6
Someone has to turn things around when Calvillo takes on Nunes on Saturday. Calvillo has had all kinds of trouble of late, losing her last three fights, while Nunes has dropped her last two. Perhaps we can give Nunes a bit of a pass for the last defeat, as she hasn’t fought in a while before the loss to Dern. We can at least give Calvillo some props for her losses to Katlyn Chookagian and Jessica Andrade but the loss to Andrea Lee last November is concerning.
Calvillo is listed as a slight favorite in this fight but it is hard to favor either of these two fighters. They both badly need to win this fight to turn things around and picking a winner is tough. At least if you take Nunes you are getting +120, but the better choice is probably the rounds. The rounds option at BookMaker is listed at 2.5 with the over a decent sized favorite. I am not impressed with either of the two fighter’s finishing ability. Perhaps Calvillo has a bit better submission skill, but nothing to write home about and perhaps Nunes is the better striker, but she doesn’t throw fear into anyone. Both of these fighters need to prove something in this one, so I would expect a fight that goes the distance. I will go over the rounds total of 2.5 in this fight.
|Rafael Dos Anjos
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