UFC Fight Night Grasso vs. Shevchenko brings a battle for the ladies’ UFC flyweight title, and apart from that, a very interesting welterweight contest between Jack Della Maddalena and Kevin Holland. Stay tuned to see the previews and our picks.
Grasso VS Shevchenko Preview
The previous event witnessed a gigantic upset, with Grasso beating one of the most dominant champions in UFC history, Shevchenko. With a stunning face-krank submission at 4:34 of the fourth round, Grasso secured her fifth consecutive victory, undoubtedly the most important in her career. The Mexican’s impressive winning streak includes triumphs over renowned opponents such as Viviane Arajuo, Maycee Barber, and Joanne Wood.
Grasso boasts a record of 16 triumphs and three losses, with 10 of those victories achieved through decision-making. This demonstrates Grasso’s exceptional physical shape and her durability, both mental and physical. While she may not be a finisher, Grasso relies on a vast array of tactical approaches and her adaptability during the fight. She isn’t very good on the mat, but as you saw is perfectly capable of doing damage via submissions.
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On the other hand, Valentina Shevchenko is determined to regain the UFC flyweight throne. She was the division’s champion for an extended period and will give everything to make up for the previous failure. The reputation is at stake, and champions don’t like being in such situations.
Let us delve into the remarkable career of the Bullet, Valentina Shevchenko. Often hailed as the greatest female fighter of all time, Shevchenko possesses all the essential attributes for one UFC legend. Her skills encompass striking, grappling, wrestling, and much more. Shevchenko has had a run of nine consecutive victories before her recent loss, currently amassing a career record of 23 wins and four defeats.
Shevchenko will undoubtedly approach this bout much more vigorously than the previous one. The Bullet knows Grasso better now, and she will have a better strategy for the rival.
Hence, our prediction leans towards Shevchenko’s triumph. While motivation and circumstances play a role, it’s ultimately the superior fighting abilities of Shevchenko that sway our decision.
Pick: Shevchenko 3/5 at BetXchange
Holland vs. Della Madalena
Kevin Holland brings to the table a track record of 25 triumphant victories, accompanied by a mere nine defeats, wherein a stunning 13 wins were achieved via KO. In his latest display of skill, Holland left a lasting impression by securing an astonishing win over the renowned Michael Chiesa utilizing a first-round submission.
Since dropping to the welterweight division, Holland has won four events and lost only one, which was against Stephen Thompson. He did lose against Khamzat before that, but that was a catchweight fight, and wasn’t even supposed to happen. He is a solid both with punches and on the mat, having a very extensive cardio.
On the contrary, Jack Della Maddalena showcases an impressive track record of 15 triumphs and only two defeats, with a remarkable 11 of his victories achieved through electrifying knockouts. His most recent bout against Bassil Hafez exhibited his unwavering determination, as Della Maddalena emerged as the triumphant warrior with a captivating three-round split decision victory.
Initially, Della Maddalena displayed his dominance within the octagon by swiftly dispatching his first four opponents, leaving no room for doubt as he conquered them all in the opening round. However, his mettle was truly put to the test when faced with the unforeseen challenge of Bassil Hafez as a short-notice replacement at UFC on ESPN 49 in July. Nevertheless, Della Maddalena’s unwavering resolve and skill allowed him to triumph against all odds, emerging victorious with a compelling split decision triumph.
Here, we believe that Della Maddalena has an edge due to his power and ruthless approach. Yes, Holland is a more experienced fighter, but on the other side, it seems that his rival’s form is on the rise.
Pick: Della Maddalena 2/3 at BetXchange