Sportsbooks for US players favor Claudia Gadelha over Angela Hill in their match on May 16, 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill Betting Odds
Betting Claudia Gadelha
Claudinha is pegged as the favorite by the best online sportsbooks. Gadelha will enter the octagon with a 17-4 record. She has won 47% of her fights by decision. Gadelha has won four of her last six fights and is coming off a July win over Randa Markos. It was an impressive decision victory where her strong defense allowed her to be in control from bell to bell. Gadelha averages 3.17 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 42%. She is averaging 3.34 takedowns with an accuracy of 47%. Gadelha is looking for consecutive wins for the first time since 2016-17.
She has split her last four fights. Gadelha has proven she’s a balanced fighter with a second-degree black belt in BJJ and a background in Muay Thai. Needless to say that she’s just as good standing up as she is on the ground. Gadelha has been a takedown artist in the UFC and her seemingly endless stamina allowed her to win eight of her 12 career decisions. She has never been KO’d or submitted. This will be Gadelha’s first career fight in Florida.
Carla Esparza will be watching this bout intently, no doubt. She has recently been vocal about her interest in a rematch with Claudinha. “We had a very controversial split decision a couple of years ago. And I called her out. And she’s recently called me out,” the ex-champ said. “So I think that would be a great match to make,” Esparza said. “I’ll take the winner of [Gadelha vs. Hill]. I have actually fought both of them. So you know, I’m definitely game for that.”
Betting Angela Hill
Overkill has been branded as the underdog by sportsbooks for US players. Hill heads into this fight with a 12-7 record. She has won 58% of her fights by decision. Hill has won her last three straight fights and is coming off a very close February win over Loma Lookboonmee. She is averaging 5.74 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 49%. Hill averages 0.50 takedowns with an accuracy of 37%. She has won seven of her 12 career decisions and is looking for four straight victories for the first time since 2016.
Hill is an accomplished striker with five career knockout wins. Additionally, she has a background in Muay Thai and kickboxing. Hill is at her most athletic and accurate when on her feet. Conversely, she has shown very little on the ground in the UFC. Ten of Hill’s last 13 fights have ended in decisions. This will be Hill’s third career fight in Florida as well as his third this year.
Hill is apparently aiming to become the female Cowboy Cerrone. She has been in seven fights in a little over a year. Overkill is the go-to gal whenever a strawweight bails on a fight. “I think the short notice fights have definitely been helping me become more of the type of fighter that I want to be, where I’m less cautious in the cage. I’m less worried about the outcome and more in the moment when I fight,” Hill said. “It helps me become a better fighter by seeing what works and what doesn’t as often as possible. The more comfortable I am in there, the more I get to just open up and do all the techniques that maybe I’m too afraid to try for the first time because I haven’t done it in a fight yet.”
This one really is a toss-up for sportsbooks for US players. About the only sure thing is that it will go the three full rounds and be settled by decision.