Renata Souza vs. Yoder Women Strawweight UFC 252 Betting Odds and Preview
The best betting sites favor Livia Souza over Ashley Yoder at UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3, an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship which will take place on August 15, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Livia Renata Souza vs. Ashley Yoder Money Line
|Ashley Yoder||+120 O 2½ (-345)|
|Livinha Souza||-150 U 2½ (+270)|
Betting Ashley Yoder
The Spider Monkey is the underdog of the best online sportsbooks. Yoder learned from her split-decision loss to Randa Markos at UFC on ESPN+ 20 in October. Yoder is planning to use that experience in her UFC 252 women’s strawweight match with Souza at UFC 252. She now knows to focus more on herself from the Markos loss. That’s a good thing to take away right before a global pandemic. “It’s really just about being the best fighter and I think that’s one of the biggest eye-openers, no matter what. Something can happen last minute, they can change your opponent and in every situation, you just have to be the best you,” Yoder said. “That’s what I took out of that. I had to be more confident in every aspect and just be open to being anywhere.”
Yoder considers her style to be “Very MMA.” She is comfortable on her feet and on the canvas. Souza has three more fights than Yoder but has less UFC experience. The Brazilian is coming off her first octagon loss, a unanimous-decision to Brianna Van Buren at UFC on ESPN+13 in July 2019. Yoder expects a back-and-forth fight and is not looking past Souza, though she has twice as many UFC bouts.
“I put all that stuff aside, she could have a better record than me, she does,” Yoder said. “Those numbers aren’t going to give you a shield. I’m ready to put on a performance. After having a two-fight winning streak ended by Markos, Yoder is prepared to put on a classic performance. “I think it’s going to be a fun fight, I really like this fight,” Yoder said. “There’s going to be a lot of punching and there could be grappling. I think for both of us, it’s a great matchup.”
Betting Livia Renata Souza
Livia is the favorite of the best betting sites. Souza signed with the UFC on October 2017 and set to face Jessica Aguilar on February 18, 2018, at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros. However, Souza withdrew on February 10 with a hand injury. Souza fought Alex Chambers on September 22, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 137. She won the fight by guillotine choke in the first round. Souza clashed with promotional newcomer Sarah Frota on February 2, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 144. She won the fight via split decision.
Souza was slated to face Carla Esparza on April 27, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson. But Souza withdrew from the bout with an ankle injury and was replaced with Virna Jandiroba. Souza was scheduled to meet Cynthia Calvillo on July 13, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 13. Nonetheless, on June 7, 2019 it was reported that Calvillo was forced to withdraw from the bout with a broken foot and was replaced by Brianna Van Buren. She lost the fight by unanimous decision. Souza was scheduled to face Virna Jandiroba, replacing Cortney Casey, on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7. Then Souza herself pulled out from the bout with a back injury and she was replaced by Mallory Martin. Souza is expected to face Ashley Yoder on August 15, 2020, at UFC 252.
Livia Souza vs. Ashley Yoder at UFC 252 Pick
The best betting sites favor Souza for good reason.