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We have a clash in the Women’s Strawweight division, as Silvana “La Malvada” Gomez Juarez takes on Nia “Dragon Girl” Liang. Dropping the first two fights inside the octagon, Juarez will hope that the third time’s the charm. Otherwise, a third consecutive loss could spell the end of the Argentinian’s tenure in the UFC. Meanwhile, Liang comes into this fight looking to rebound after an unsuccessful UFC debut. A fight that was wild, and showed that Liang belonged in the UFC. Prior to the defeat, Liang had rattled off five consecutive wins.

This fight could really flip on a dime, as Juarez carries a vast advantage on the feet and Liang has the advantage on the ground. However, in two fights inside the octagon, Juarez has been extremely vulnerable to grapplers. Showing little semblance of submission defense, Juarez has been stopped in the opening round twice by armbar. Given Liang isn’t one to strike much, instead looking to wrestle and get the fight to mat early, it’s hard not to favor her. Especially considering Juarez has a mere 16% takedown defense. So with all that said, I predict that Liang will win via submission.

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