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We have a showdown in the Women’s Strawweight division, as Cory McKenna takes on Miranda Granger. Coming of her first loss since 2018, McKenna steps back into the octagon looking to get back on track. Only 23-years old, McKenna has a bright future ahead of her. Meanwhile, Granger comes into this fight with some pressure. Having lost two straight fights and being on the shelf for twenty months, Granger finds herself in a must win situation. Otherwise, her tenure in the UFC may come to an end.
An important fight in both women’s career, I expect this fight to close. However, I’m siding with McKenna. After faltering in her most recent bout, the Wales native has a key advantage in this fight. She is primarily a wrestler. Knowing obviously that Granger is dangerous on the mat, boasting good grappling and submissions, there is some concern. Then again, Granger has often had issues with wrestlers. Known to have porous takedown defense, Granger has offered little resistance. McKenna, having good grappling herself and having never been stopped, gives me confidence that she has the ability to rack up important control time on the ground. On the feet, neither are particularly great, but McKenna has been steadily evolving. In the end, wherever this fight takes place, I’m comfortable in believing that McKenna will have the edge. With that said, I predict McKenna to win this fight via decision