- Jessica Andrade faces Rose Namajunas in a rematch for the strawweight title a year after the previous bout between the two
- Once again, Andrade comes as a slight underdog against Rose Namajunas despite a better overall career performance
- Xbet brings some interesting prop bets to offer you a much better value for your money
When these two UFC champions fight, sparks fly. Jessica Andrade will face Rose Namajunas in the upcoming UFC 251 as part of the Main Card at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. It took Dana White a bit of time to set up his getaway fighter venue but he has finally succeeded.
With this, we are about to witness one of the most intense UFC females fights in another strawweight title battle. Andrade is listed as the underdog with (+160) versus Namajunas who is priced as the clear favorite at (-200) despite her previous loss against the same opponent.
Andrade vs Namajunas UFC 251 Betting Odds
Namajunas is no stranger to fighting Andrade in the octagon. She did when she first had to defend her strawweight title back in UFC 237 for the second time at the time and lost to Andrade.
In UFC 251, Namajunas will get her chance of revanche and another shot at winning back her title. “Thug Rose” as she is known, is far from giving up on the title just yet. However, her career is a much more patched when it comes to wins and losses with 9-4 in overall performance so far.
Interestingly, both fighters lost in their last bouts. However, Namajunas lost to Andrade specifically. Before that fight, Namajunas was hot on a three-fights winning streak and Andrade had a four-fights winning streak going for her.
Yet, the newly-crowned strawweight queen was shut down with a KO/TKO victory by Zhang Weili restarting the counter for her as well. As to Rose, she hasn’t fought anyone since that lost in May, 2019, but she Namajunas confident enough to come back and try for the title again.
UFC 251: Andrade vs Namajunas: Where and When
- Date: Saturday, July 11
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- Venue: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Short Careers, Good Performance for Both Fighters
Comparing the fighters so far, Andrade clearly stands out. She’s got 27 bouts under her belt and she was never forced into a losing streak. While her winning streaks have been stopped short on occasion, she has won the better part of her fights, i.e. 20.
Her methods of winning have been diverse, and she has alternated between submissions, KO/TKO and decisions. Basically, Andrade is a well-versed into all ways of defeating an opponent.
At the other end of the octagon, we have Namajunas who has won the majority of her career fights by submission or estimated 66%. What this tells us is that Namajunas likes to get up close and personal.
However, that is precisely how Andrade won the title, after body slamming Namajunas in UFC 237 and connecting twice with her head, sending her unconscious in Round 2.
What Bets Can You Place on Andrade vs Namajunas 2?
Once again, the bookies have decided to bring out a variety of odds you can bet on to max out the value of each individual bet. Xbet and MyBookie have some of the most decent ones. We have specifically looked into Xbet’s lines and extracted the additional bets you could be interested in:
|Andrade vs Namajunas – Method of Victory|
|Jessica Andrade by KO, TKO, DQ||+550|
|Jessica Andrade by Decision or Technical Decision||+275|
|Jessica Andrade by Submission||+1800|
|Rose Namajunas by KO, TKO, DQ||+350|
|Jessica Andrade by Decision or Technical Decision||+175|
|Rose Namajunas by Submission||+450|
|Andrade vs Namajunas – Will the Fight Go the Distance?|
There are other interesting markets you can explore while you are at it. For instance, you can bet on who wins and in which round.
Tale of the Tape: Andrade vs Namajunas
|Jessica Andrade||Rose Namajunas|
|115 lbs||Weight||115 lbs|
|62 inches||Reach||65 inches|
Now, the odds put Andrade as the underdog, which is definitely strange. Andrade did win the previous bout, and surprisingly, she was listed as the underdog back then too. With not enough fights between their last bout and now, both fighters will definitely have a few tricks stashed away.
Andrade has a lot of stamina and a strong chin to keep her in the fight. The fight might go the distance, unless Andrade finds a way to shut down Namajunas early on. With Namajunas’ slightly more up-close fighting style, this is a possibility.
What happens next, we will see on Saturday, July 11.
Our pick? We will be betting Rose Namajunas to win by submission.