Roxanne Modafferi vs Taila Santos Odds, Preview and Prediction, September 25 (9/25): UFC
- Sep 23, 2021, 11:12:07 AM
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|Time (Preliminary Card)||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Roxanne Modafferi money line||+320|
|Taila Santos money line||-410|
|Roxanne Modafferi||Taila Santos|
A Women’s Flyweight bout is on tap, as two top fifteen ranked competitors in Roxanne ‘The Happy Warrior’ Modafferi and Taila Santos clash. Modafferi enters this fight off a loss to Vivane Araujo. The defeat continued a trend that has seen Modafferi trade wins and losses for the last ten fights. Considering the most recent fight was a loss, perhaps a win is in store for ‘The Happy Warrior’. Meanwhile, Santos has rebounded since suffering her first professional defeat back in 2019. The Brazilian has won two consecutive fights, and has looked better than ever. Coming into the UFC as a hyped prospect, it seems like Santos is certainly starting to tap into her full potential.
Originally, Roxanne Modafferi was set to fight the returning Tatiana Suarez. A much tougher fight, as the undefeated Suarez has literally run through her opponents with her ridiculous physical strength and excellent wrestling. However, make no mistake, Taila Santos is a tough fight for Modafferi as well. Boasting strength, powerful striking, wrestling and excellent top control, Santos has the skills to go far in the Flyweight division. A staple of said division is Modafferi, who has improved leaps in bounds since training with John Wood. Once riding a five-fight losing streak, Modafferi has transformed into a perennial top ten Flyweight.
As for a prediction, I have Santos winning. I believe the Brazilian has a strength advantage that should allow her to keep this fight upright, and methodically chop down ‘The Happy Warrior’ on the feet. Modafferi though can’t be counted out. In Modafferi’s last twelve fights with odds, she’s been an underdog. Modafferi has won six of those fights, including as a +600 underdog in one of them. However, while ‘The Happy Warrior’ has a tendency to make fights close, I believe Santos is just too strong and a way better striker to lose this fight. So with that said, I predict that Santos wins via decision.
PICK: Taila Santos (-410)
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