Esparza vs. Jedrzejczyk Odds
DALLAS, TX (The Spread) – The UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship will be defended for the first time on a UFC PPV this Saturday as the co-main event of UFC 185.
This fight features champion Carla Esparza (11-2) defending her championship against top contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0). Esparza was crowned the first division champion in her last bout with a submission win over Rose Namajunas in December. She has won five straight coming into this fight. Jedrzejczyk is unbeaten and she has won two fights in the UFC, both by decision.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Esparza is favored to retain her title in this fight, as she has odds of -170 to win, while the challenger has a money line of +140 to win. This fight is the co-main event of UFC 185, which will be held from the American Airlines Center. The fight will air live on PPV at 10PM ET.
This fight is a classic striker vs. grappler contest. Esparza has been able to get to the top with her wrestling and submission abilities on the ground. Jedrzejczyk has been able to pick up wins with her technical striking. She is definitely the longer of the two fighters and will look to keep the fight standing and keep Esparza at distance. The champion will look to get inside that reach and bring the fight to the ground. The key to the fight will be which fighter can dictate where the fight takes place.