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UFC 287 Betting: Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro Spread, Picks and Predictions (Saturday, April 8th, 2023)

Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs Luana Pinheiro

FTX Arena, Miami, Florida will host a Strawweight division battle between Michelle Waterson-Gomez and Luana Pinheiro on Saturday at the UFC Fight Night 287. Waterson is the more experienced fighter here and she is also one of the favorites to win this bout. Pinheiro has only one defeat in her entire career and a victory against Waterson-Gomez will only push her rank higher. This is an important fight for Pinheiro. The best UFC betting apps are favoring Luana Pinheiro to win on Saturday against Michelle Waterson-Gomez.

UFC 287: Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs Luana Pinheiro Betting Information

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: FTX Arena, Miami, Florida
TV Coverage: ESPN+

UFC 287: Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs Luana Pinheiro Odds

Fighter ML
Michelle Waterson-Gomez +155
Luana Pinheiro -180
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Michelle Waterson-Gomez

Michelle Waterson-Gomez has a current record of 18-10-0 and has lost two fights in a row. Gomez’s last fight was against Amanda Lemos in July of last year in which she was defeated by decision. Gomez, popularly known as the ‘Karate Hottie’ uses an orthodox stance in the ring and has a reach of 62 inches. The fighter is managing to attack the opponent with 3.60 significant strikes in each minute. The fighter is also landing 1.43 takedowns every 15 minutes on average with a 33 percent accuracy rate.

Luana Pinheiro

Luana Pinheiro is coming here after winning three straight fights which makes her career record 10-1-0. Pinheiro’s last fight was in 2021 where she fought Sam Hughes and won by decision. The fighter uses an orthodox stance in the ring and has a reach of 62 inches. The fighter is also attacking the opponent with 4.49 significant strikes per minute and has an accuracy of 41 percent in her strikes. Pinheiro is landing an average of 4.76 takedowns in every 15 minutes and has an accuracy of 77 percent.

Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs Luana Pinheiro Betting Numbers

Waterson-Gomez Pinheiro
Record 18-10-0 10-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States Brazil
Height 5′ 3″ 5′ 2″
Weight 115 lbs. 115 lbs.
Reach 62″ 62″
Win by KO/TKO 17% 20%
Submissions 50% 50%
Decisions 33% 20%
Strikes Landed Per Minute 3.60 4.49
Striking Accuracy 48% 41%
Striking Absorbed Per Minute 4.09 3.40
Striking Defense 50% 60%
Takedown Average 1.43 4.76
Takedown Accuracy 33% 77%
Takedown Defense 67% 0%
Submission Average 0.8 0.7

Waterson-Gomez vs. Pinheiro Summary

Michelle Waterson-Gomez is easily the weaker fighter in this matchup and will lag. Pinheiro is a lot stronger and will use her agility to dominate. Luana Pinheiro will win this fight according to the top UFC betting sites. The most recommended UFC betting sites are in favor of a win for Luana Pinheiro in this fight, mainly because of her agility in the ring. Michelle Waterson-Gomez will not have an easy time and will struggle throughout the fight.


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