At Unibet Sportsbook, for instance, Clark is the bookies’ favorite (1.62). Still, the difference between her odds and her opponent’s (2.25) does not indicate that the fight could only end one way. That is a generous evaluation, since Clark looks to be far more convincing than Eye.
What do the contenders’ previous fights indicate about betting on the Jessica-Rose Clark vs Jessica Eye bout?
In 2014, Jessica Eye won against Sarah Kaufman with a split decision that was viewed as incorrect by many. Three months later, it turned out that Eye tested positive for a prohibited drug and the fight was turned into a no-contest.
Following that bout, Eye’s career has been on the decline. She lost 5 out of 7 fights. Although she managed to snap her losing streak in her latest fight (against Kalindra Faria), she only won by split decision.
By contrast, Clark was impressive in her last fight. She clearly dominated Paige VanZant, managing to keep the fight on the mat in the first two rounds. Even though her performance earned her an unanimous decision, she told reporters that this was just the tip of the iceberg. “I had a lot more that I wanted to show out there tonight,” Clark said. “I’m just getting started.”
The contenders have a similar fighting strategy. For one thing, both of them tend to go the distance. Moreover, both of them impressed the judges in their previous fights mainly with their grappling skills. However, Clark’s dominance against VanZant on the mat was arguably a bigger feat, as VanZant is also a strong wrestler.
It is hard to say how Eye would be able to beat Clark. We advise gamblers to take advantage of the reasonable 1.62 odds and place their money on the Australian fighter.