In a fight that is headlined by a women’s bantamweight battle between former champion Meisha Tate fighting Ketlen Vieira, there is also an interesting women’s flyweight battle in the main card. Joan Calderwood will look to take a step higher into the flyweight division and he takes on 10th ranked fighter Talia Santos. Both women enter the octagon this Saturday, November 20 at the UFC Fight Night 198 fight card. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the chosen venue for the event. According to the online sportsbook, Talia Santos will be defeating Joanne Calderwood and enter the top five rankings.
UFC Fight Night 198: Joanne Calderwood vs. Talia Santos Betting Information
Joanne Calderwood has been on a roller coaster ride for her career for the past years. She has not won twice in a row or lost back-to-back. Her most recent opponent was against Lauren Murphy and that fight in UFC 264 ended in a controversial split decision. Calderwood’s dream was to go high enough for a title fight but she hopes that ship has not sailed. This is going to be an important win for her as a win will get her closer to earning a title shot. “Jojo” has 15 victories in the pro ranks and lost six as well. Most of her victories came from the judges’ scorecards but she also can put down an opponent with her power.
Talia Santos had a rocky start in her career in the UFC losing to Mara Romero Borella during her debut fight in UFC Fight Night 144 and suffering her first professional career loss. The potential that was seen by Dana White during the Tuesday Night Contender Series did not show up until her next match against Molly McCann. The Brazilian fighter took the fight to the judges’ scorecards and prevailed. She then moved forward to do the same against Gillian Robertson and Roxanne Modafferi. Another win against a top 5 fighter will help Santos speed up her chances for an early title shot.
Calderwood vs. Santos Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||33%||56%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.75||3.55|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||4.50||2.01|
Calderwood vs. Santos Summary
This is going to be an interesting battle with Talia Santos looking to prove that she walks with the best flyweight fighters in the UFC. She is the favored fighter in UFC betting lines to win against Joanne Calderwood and expects this fight to be decided by the judges once again.
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