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We have a good one in the Women’s Flyweight division, as Jasmine Jasudavicius takes on newcomer Natalia Silva. Coming off a successful UFC debut victory over Kay Hansen, Jasudavicius returns to the octagon looking to keep the train moving. A winner of three straight, and in a division craving for contenders, Jasudavicius route to a title could be three or four more wins away. Meanwhile, Silva comes into this fight a winner of six straight. Having started her career with a 1-3 record, Silva has since been an impressive 11-2-1 in fourteen fights – with one of the losses coming to top Strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez.

This fight is Jasudavicius’ to lose. Not only is Silva debuting in the UFC, she is also fighting for the first time since December of 2019. Being sidelined due to a broken ulna, Silva will have to overcome a lot heading into this first fight under the bright lights. A grappler, with some decent kicks on the feet, Silva isn’t one to stand-and-trade over the course of fifteen minutes. Other than the kicks I alluded too, there is nothing really in the stand-up department. Where she has shined is on the ground. With seven submission, six of which are by armbar, Silva presents some dangers. Just not entirely for Jasudavicius in my opinion. A well rounded fighter, who has the wrestling and BJJ to avoid Silva’s strength’s, I’m comfortable in saying she can easily take this fight on the feet. I’m not certain she can win this one inside the distance, but her skills are far more crafted than Silva’s one trick pony. So with that said, I predict that Jasudavicius will win via decision.

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