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We have an intriguing fight in the Women’s Strawweight division, as Gloria “Glorinha” de Paula takes on Maria “Spider Girl” Oliveira. Halting a two-fight skid in a recent victory against Diana Belbita, de Paula will look to build upon that here. A Dana White’s Contender Series alum, the 27 year old looks like she could be something with some experience under belt. Meanwhile, Oliveira comes into her second UFC appearance looking for that illustrious UFC victory. Prior to debuting, Oliveira had won two straight fights.
Known to harp on resume’s, Oliveira brings forth one that offers very little substance of credibility. Before debuting in the UFC, Oliveira had won twelve fights. The combined opponents record in those twelve wins was 8-17, with two fighters having “winning records” and not one opponent having more than six fights. Obviously not on the Oliveira train, I need to see more of her to really assess what she’s really good on. de Paula being an active striker, who has solid Muay-Thai, offers more than enough to win this fight. So with that said, I predict that de Paula will win this fight via decision.