Piera Rodriguez vs Cynthia Calvillo Prediction UFC Picks 4/6

Piera Rodriguez vs Cynthia Calvillo Prediction UFC Picks 4/6

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UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Curtis 2 - Piera Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo Preview and Prediction

Get ready for a high-stakes showdown in the women's strawweight division as Piera "La Fiera" Rodriguez clashes with Cynthia Calvillo at UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Curtis 2, scheduled to rock the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on April 6, 2024. Let's break down their fighting styles, recent performances, and forecast the outcome of this intriguing matchup.

 

Piera Rodriguez - La Fiera

  • Height/Weight: 5' 3", 116 lbs
  • Record: 9-1-0 (5 TKO, 0 SUB)
  • Team: Black House MMA
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Piera Rodriguez, known as "La Fiera," possesses thunderous striking power combined with relentless aggression. With a background in striking arts, Rodriguez has demonstrated her ability to finish fights with her fists, making her a dangerous threat in the division. Her precise striking and ability to dictate the pace of the fight give her a significant advantage against most opponents.

Weaknesses:

While Rodriguez's striking prowess is undeniable, her vulnerability on the ground has been exposed in the past. Against a skilled grappler like Calvillo, Rodriguez must be cautious not to get drawn into a ground battle where she may be at a disadvantage. Keeping the fight standing and controlling the distance will be crucial for her success.

 

Cynthia Calvillo

  • Height/Weight: 5' 4", 115 lbs
  • Record: 9-6-1 (2 TKO, 3 SUB)
  • Team: Syndicate MMA
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Cynthia Calvillo is a well-rounded fighter with a diverse skill set that includes striking and grappling. With a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Calvillo is comfortable taking the fight to the ground, where she can utilize her superior grappling skills to control opponents and seek submissions. Her ability to transition seamlessly between striking and grappling makes her a formidable opponent.

Weaknesses:

Despite her grappling prowess, Calvillo has struggled against opponents with superior striking ability. Against Rodriguez, Calvillo must be cautious not to get drawn into a striking battle where she may be outmatched. Maintaining distance and looking for opportunities to take the fight to the ground will be key to her success.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be an exhilarating battle, Piera Rodriguez is predicted to emerge victorious in this women's strawweight clash. With her devastating striking power and aggressive fighting style, Rodriguez is expected to dictate the pace of the fight and overwhelm Calvillo with her offensive onslaught.

Expect Rodriguez to establish her dominance early with heavy strikes and relentless pressure, forcing Calvillo to fight on the back foot. While Calvillo may look to take the fight to the ground, Rodriguez's takedown defense and ability to keep the fight standing will ultimately lead her to a decisive victory.

 

Pick: Piera Rodriguez ML -125

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