In the lone women’s fight of UFC Fight Island 5, Tracy Cortez will meet Stephanie Egger in a women’s bantamweight bout live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+ this Saturday.
Cortez will come in as the early favorite. She’s 7-1 in her MMA career and 1-0 in the UFC. That lone victory came about this time last year when she defeated Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision.
Throwing 4.83 significant strikes per minute and landing 54 percent of her strikes, Cortez is a multi-talented fighter that averages 3.0 takedowns per 15 minutes. The American does have five of her seven wins via decision, and lost her MMA debut but hasn’t fallen since.
Egger will enter with a two-inch height advantage, which could become a factor. Making her UFC debut while riding a three-match win streak, the 32-year-old Swiss will be fighting at a new level and for the second time in the last 90 days. With a 5-1 record, Egger has won via knockout twice and submission twice, with her only loss as a decision in the Invicta promotion.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tracy Cortez vs. Stephanie Egger at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th.
Money line odds
Tracy Cortez: -245 (32% of action, 76% of bets)
Stephanie Egger: +191 (68% of action, 24% of bets)
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