Jaqueline Amorim vs Cory McKenna Prediction UFC Picks 3/16

Jaqueline Amorim vs Cory McKenna Prediction UFC Picks 3/16

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UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura - Jaqueline Amorim vs. Cory McKenna Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an intense battle as Jaqueline Amorim faces off against Cory "Poppins" McKenna at UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura, set to ignite the Octagon at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on March 16, 2024. This women's strawweight clash promises thrilling action between two highly skilled competitors vying for supremacy. Let's explore their backgrounds, recent performances, and make a prediction for this eagerly awaited showdown.

 

Jaqueline Amorim - American Top Team

  • Height/Weight: 5' 3", 116 lbs
  • Record: 7-1-0 (2 TKO, 5 SUB)
  • Team: American Top Team
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Jaqueline Amorim is a versatile fighter with a knack for finishing fights. With five submission victories, Amorim possesses excellent grappling skills, capable of securing submissions from various positions. Her recent KO/TKO win over Montserrat Conejo Ruiz showcased her striking abilities, proving she's a well-rounded threat in the women's strawweight division.

Weaknesses:

While Amorim has showcased proficiency in both striking and grappling, she may face challenges against opponents with strong defensive wrestling. In her loss to Sam Hughes, Amorim struggled to control the fight against a relentless wrestler. Against McKenna, Amorim must be prepared to defend takedowns and capitalize on striking opportunities to secure a victory.

 

Cory McKenna - Team Alpha Male

  • Height/Weight: 5' 3", 115 lbs
  • Record: 8-2-0 (2 TKO, 2 SUB)
  • Team: Team Alpha Male
  • Nickname: Poppins
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Cory McKenna is a well-rounded fighter with skills in both striking and grappling. With two TKO victories and two submission wins, McKenna is comfortable in all areas of the fight game. Her recent submission win over Cheyanne Vlismas demonstrated her ability to finish fights, showcasing her versatility and tenacity inside the Octagon.

Weaknesses:

While McKenna possesses solid skills in both striking and grappling, she may struggle against opponents with superior grappling abilities. Against a skilled grappler like Amorim, McKenna needs to be cautious on the ground and look to utilize her striking to keep the fight standing where she can potentially outstrike her opponent.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be an exhilarating matchup, Jaqueline Amorim holds the edge with her exceptional grappling skills and recent momentum. With odds favoring Amorim to win, expect her to utilize her grappling prowess to control the fight. Amorim's ability to secure takedowns and transition to dominant positions should lead to a triumphant performance in this women's strawweight clash.

 

Pick: Jaqueline Amorim ML +125

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