One of the biggest bantamweight fights in recent memory takes place this weekend, and now is the perfect time to bet on Julianna Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko with Intertops.
Two of the best female fighters at 135 pounds will face off this Saturday at UFC on FOX 23, and the winner is likely to be awarded with a title shot against Amanda Nunes. It’s set to be a great fight, but who’s the betting favorite?
Julianna Pena burst into the limelight during the Ultimate Fighter, winning all 3 of her fights in the house to earn her spot in the finale. She defeated former boxer Jessica Rakoczy via first-round TKO to win the season, and has since won 3 straight fights, most notably over Cat Zingano at UFC 200.
Those looking to bet on Julianna Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko might be surprised to find the betting lines are almost identical, according to nearly all online sportsbooks in the US. Despite her recent dominance, Pena is the slight underdog with odds of 1.90.
Valentina Shevchenko is arguably the best striker in MMA, and has won 6 of her past 7 fights, with her only loss coming via a close decision to current champ Amanda Nunes. Valentina will surely earn a title shot with a win on Saturday. Her odds to win are currently set at 1.83, according to Intertops.
Who else is fighting this Saturday?
In the co-main event of UFC on FOX 23, Donald Cerrone will take on grizzled veteran Jorge Masvidal. The win will move up the welterweight rankings, and could receive a shot at the title with a few more wins.
Donald Cerrone has never looked better since moving up to 170 pounds. “Cowboy” has now won 4 straight fights, most recently a head kick KO over Matt Brown. Donald is entering this fight as the MMA betting favorite with odds of 1.60.
Although a bet on Julianna Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko might not offer the best odds to cash out, a bet on Jorge Masvidal could earn you some serious cash. Intertops lists him as a considerable MMA betting underdog with odds of 2.30.
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