UFC 294 Preview: Victoria Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 21)
- Victoria Dudakova is 7-0 in her professional MMA career and her UFC 294 odds suggest she’ll get her 8th win in the UAE.
- Jinh Yu Frey is a former Invicta Atomweight fighter who’s four inches shorter than Dudakova.
Victoria Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey is the only women’s MMA fight announced for UFC 294, an event that will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This is a preliminary fight, which will see an undefeated prospect take on a former Invicta champion.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 2:00 p.m ET
- Where: Etihad Arena, Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
- How to Watch: PPV
Victoria Dudakova is 7-0 overall with one win in Dana White’s Contender Series, and one win in the UFC. The latter happened in July against Istela Nunes who injured her arm after only 34 seconds of the fight, the result of which is that Dudakova was awarded a TKO win.
A win is a win, but she’s determined to really show what she’s got. Well, she’ll get the chance to do that this coming Saturday against the former Invicta Atomweight champion, Jinh Yu Frey who’s 11-9 overall.
The Korean-American fighter is a great striker with amazing wrestling skills. Her takedown defense is 89% and she makes over a takedown per fight. The main reason why Jinh Yu Frey’s record isn’t better is that she’s smaller than most fighters in the UFC. Dudakova, for example, is four inches taller than her.
Before joining the UFC, the 5’2 fighter competed in the Atomweight Division of Invicta FC and other promotions. Since joining the UFC, she’s been fighting in the Women’s Strawweight Division, in which she’s 2-5.
Victoria Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey Prediction
Victoria Dudakova’s strongest weapons are grappling and wrestling, as evident from the fact that four of her seven wins happened by submission. However, we doubt she’ll be able to take Jinh Yu Frey down. Instead, the only way to beat her is to try and outbox her.
The good news for the Russian fighter is that she’s got superior reach so she should be able to land plenty of strikes. She probably won’t be able to knock her opponent out, but we do think she’ll land just enough kicks and punches to win over the judges’ affection.