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We have a fun fight in the Women’s Flyweight division, as Molly “Meatball” McCann takes on Luana “Dread” Carolina. Coming off an important victory over Ji Yeon Kim, one in which halted a two-fight skid, McCann will look to find some consistency. Having won four of her last six, a spot in the top fifteen could happen with a victory here. Meanwhile, Carolina comes into this bout on a two-fight win streak. Having won three of her four fights inside the octagon, it may be time to start give Carolina the proper attention.
As for a prediction, I have McCann winning. While Carolina is a good striker and holds a significant two inch height and a seven inch reach advantage, McCann is just a dog. Relentless with pressure and high output, McCann brings it every time she steps into the octagon. Ranking top five in significant strikes per minutes, accuracy and striking defense, McCann is one of the division’s best on the feet. She’s also shown improvements in her wrestling, landing two of more takedowns in her four victories. Seeing that Carolina has good takedown defense, we may not see McCann effectively land a takedown. However, McCann should do just fine on the feet. Especially considering that she just defeated a similar opponent in Kim, who had a 10 inch reach advantage. So with that said, I predict that McCann will grit this one via decision.