Lupita Godinez vs Silvana Gomez Juarez Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 9 (10/9): UFC
- Oct 7, 2021, 1:46:16 PM
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|Time (Preliminary Card)||1:30 p.m. EST|
|Lupita Godinez money line||-270|
|Silvana Gomez Juarez money line||+220|
|Lupita Godinez||Silvana Gomez Juarez|
In the Strawweight division, we have a pair of fighters in Lupita ‘Loopy’ Godinez and UFC debutant Silvana Gomez ‘La Malvada’ Juarez. Originally, Godinez was set to fight Sam Hughes. However, a coach in Hughes' camp tested positive, thus removing her from the card. Godinez is fortunate to get a replacement, and will look to rebound after seeing her perfect record go by the wayside in her UFC debut. While the fight itself was close, the judges awarded opponent Jessica Penne with the split decision nod. Meanwhile, Juarez comes into this fight on a three-fight winning streak. The Argentinian nearly competed on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018, but was removed from the card after an injury. Three years later, the 36 year old Juarez will make her UFC debut on short notice.
This could be a fun fight, as Silvana Gomez Juarez is a striker who has won six of her ten fights via knockout. I will say though, from the tape I’ve seen, she doesn’t really have power. Instead, she is technical and accurate. Using distance and a quick jab, Juarez has the ability to frustrate opponents. However, Lupita Godinez is well rounded and physically strong. While she has the ability to apply pressure on the feet, I believe it’s her wrestling abilities that might come in handy in this fight.
As for a prediction, I have Godinez winning. While I do favor Godinez on the feet, if she decides to give Juarez space, the debutant could very well keep this fight close. However, Godinez is the better all around fighter. With pressure and strength, I see her using a combination of striking and wrestling to beat Juarez. Let’s say via decision.
PICK: Lupita Godinez (-270)
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