In the women’s strawweight battle on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 14, Ashley Yoder will take on Miranda Granger Saturday in Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 33-year-old Yoder is heading into this weekend’s bout with a professional fighting record of 7-6. “The Spider Monkey” Yoder last fought at UFC 252 in August, where she lost by unanimous decision to Livinha Souza.
Yoder has not won a match since UFC Fight Night 154 in Jul. 2019, where she defeated Syuri Kondo by unanimous decision. “The Spider Monkey” lands 2.96 strikes per minute with a striking accuracy of 40 percent. The southpaw also absorbs 3.49 strikes per minute and defends them at 48 percent.
If Yoder wants to snap her two-match losing streak, she’ll have to use the combination of striking and takedowns. The 5-foot-7 fighter has a 1.14 takedown average per 15 with a low accuracy of 36 percent. However the California native does a great job defending takedowns from opposing fighters at 68 percent.
As for Granger, she walks into the UFC APEX with a professional fighting record of 7-1. The 28-year-old from Washington State will be competing in her first match this year as she was scheduled to fight Nadia Kassem in August, but the bout was canceled.
The last time we saw “Danger” Granger in the octagon, she lost to Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night 165 in December of 2019. Lemos won in Round 1 by technical submission using a rear-naked choke. Granger’s last win in UFC happened in August of 2019, where she defeated Hannah Goldy by unanimous decision.
Based on her recent fights, “Danger” is the better striker as she has produced 3.42 strikes landed per minute with a 43 percent striking accuracy. But she absorbs fewer strikes than Yoder at 3.37 per minute and defends them at 64 percent.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ashley Yoder vs. Miranda Granger at UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th.
Money line odds
Ashley Yoder: +135
Miranda Granger: -167
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