In a women’s flyweight matchup on the main card of UFC Fight Night, Montana De La Rosa will take on Taila Santos Saturday in Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 25-year-old De La Rosa enters teh octagon with a professional fighting record of 11-6 and is ranked 15th in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings. This is her third UFC fight in 2020, losing to Viviane Araujo by unanimous decision in September at UFC Fight Night 176
She defeated Mara Romero Borella at UFC Fight Night 167 in February by unanimous decision, and the 25-year-old lands 3.03 strikes per minute and has a striking accuracy of 35 percent. She also absorbs 3.38 strikes per minute and defends them at 46 percent. As for grappling, De La Rosa has a 1.96 takedown average per 15 minutes with 30 percent accuracy. But she also has a takedown defense of 57 percent and 1.5 submission average per 15 minutes.
Santos is coming into the APEX with a professional fighting record of 16-1. The 27-year-old will be fighting in her second bout this year and third overall in her UFC career. The Brazilian last fought at UFC on ESPN 13 in July, where she defeated Molly McCann by unanimous decision.
Before she made her UFC debut in 2019, Santos competed at Dana White’s Contender Series, Aspera Fighting Championship, K.O. Combate, Noxii, MMA Total Combat, Xtreme Fighting Championships, and Striker’s House.
The 27-year-old has racked up 4.09 strikes landed per 15 minutes with 46 percent accuracy. She absorbs fewer strikes than her opponent at 2.76 per minute and defends them at 60 percent. Just like De La Rosa, Santos can also wrestle inside the octagon, with a 2.33 takedowns average per 15 minutes and 77 percent accuracy. Santos’ takedown defense is at 83 percent, while her submission average per 15 minutes is 1.0.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Montana De La Rosa vs. Taila Santos at UFC Fight Night on December 5th.
Money line odds
Montana De La Rosa: +175
Taila Santos: -225
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