The top-two ranked women’s strawweights in the UFC face off at UFC 251 tonight when Jessica Andrade takes on Rose Namajunas in a rematch of Fight of The Night at UFC 237. That ended in a KO for Andrade and 104 DFS points... but will this one score better?
Jessica Andrade: $7,200
Rose Namajunas: $9,000
Namajunas is a -215 favorite on the money line while Andrade, despite her higher ranking and win over her opponent previously, is a +175 underdog.
It might be best to chalk up Andrade’s previous victory to luck, as Namajunas is just the more talented fighter with a better chance to score fantasy points. Rose was ahead on points before being KO’d via slam last time, and while Andrade averages more DFS points per fight, her resume isn’t nearly as impressive either. And she got stopped in 42 seconds by Weili Zhang her last time out.
There’s a strong chance “Thug” can get an early stoppage here and end this, which she has done in six of her eight career wins. If there’s room for an above-average salaried fighter on your roster, using the cap space on Namajunas could be dollars well-spent.