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This is a tough fight to call, with the odds indicating such. Both women fell short in their UFC debuts, albeit against tough opponents. Shanna Young is a wrestler, who has some good striking, highlighted by hand speed. Having fought the likes of Pam Sorenson, Sarah Alpar, Miranda Maverick and Macy Chiasson, Young has already taken on some good competition in her young career. Stephanie Egger can’t say the same in MMA, but the highly praised Judoka split with Ronda Rousey in their two Judo matches. Egger isn’t particularly a striker, often using to close the distance. From there, Egger likes to get the body lock, which she will use to get the fight to the mat. With decent ground-and-pound and submission abilities, Egger has finished her opponents in four of her five wins.
As for a prediction, I’m going with Egger. While this is merely a coin flip of a fight, I do liken Egger’s background of Judo. In what should be a fight that has a lot of grappling, I believe Egger has more ways to get this fight to the mat. From there, she does a good job of being composed and looking to finish her opponent. However, I don’t see a finish coming here. Instead, I believe Egger edges out Young via split decision.