Josiane Nunes vs Chelsea Chandler Prediction UFC Picks 3/16

Josiane Nunes vs Chelsea Chandler Prediction UFC Picks 3/16

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UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura - Josiane Nunes vs Chelsea Chandler Preview and Prediction

Prepare for an electrifying showdown as Josiane "Josi" Nunes faces off against Chelsea Chandler 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 bantamweight bout guarantees to deliver thrilling action between two formidable competitors eager to claim victory. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and make a prediction for this highly anticipated clash.

 

Josiane Nunes - Josi

  • Height/Weight: 5' 2", 135 lbs
  • Record: 10-1-0 (7 TKO, 0 SUB)
  • Team: Striker's House
  • Nickname: Josi
  • Stance: Southpaw

Strengths:

Josiane Nunes is a devastating striker with a perfect record of TKO victories. Her impressive striking skills and ability to finish fights have earned her a reputation as a dangerous opponent in the women's bantamweight division. Nunes' recent win over Zarah Fairn showcased her striking prowess and determination to dominate her opponents.

Weaknesses:

While Nunes excels in striking, she may face challenges against opponents with superior grappling abilities. Against Chandler, Nunes needs to be cautious on the ground and look to keep the fight standing where she can utilize her striking to secure a victory.

 

Chelsea Chandler

  • Height/Weight: 5' 8", 135 lbs
  • Record: 5-2-0 (2 TKO, 1 SUB)
  • Team: Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
  • Stance: Southpaw
  • Reach: 68"

Strengths:

Chelsea Chandler is a well-rounded fighter with a mix of striking and grappling skills. With victories by both TKO and submission, Chandler possesses the versatility to adapt to different opponents and fight scenarios. Her recent win over Julija Stoliarenko demonstrated her striking ability and resilience inside the cage.

Weaknesses:

Chandler may struggle against opponents with superior striking skills. Against Nunes, Chandler needs to be cautious of her opponent's striking prowess and look to utilize her grappling expertise to control the fight and seek opportunities for submissions.

 

Prediction:

Despite Chandler's well-rounded skill set, Nunes' exceptional striking ability and track record of TKO victories give her the edge in this matchup. Nunes' aggression and precision in striking are likely to overwhelm Chandler, leading to a victory. Expect Nunes to dictate the pace of the fight and land significant strikes, ultimately securing a TKO victory and further solidifying her position in the women's bantamweight division.

Pick: Josiane Nunes ML -140

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