Two unranked strawweights that could both use a win to stay in the promotion do battle as Ashley Yoder takes on Livinha Souza live from UFC 252 Saturday night in Las Vegas from UFC Apex facility.
Yoder is 7-5 with a 2-4 record in the UFC, and has gone the distance in every fight in the promotion. The Indiana University grad averages 3.10 significant strikes per minute and 1.33 takedowns per full bout. Her last outing was a split decision loss to Randa Markos in October of last year.
Souza enters at 13-2, with a 2-1 record in the UFC. At 29 years of age from Sao Paolo, Brazil, she looks to use her BJJ skills with a 3.35 takedown average per 15 minutes of octagon time with just 1.79 significant strikes per minute landed. With 10 career stoppages, eight by submission, it’s been over a year since she’s been in the cage: Her last bout was a unanimous decision loss to Brianna Van Buren in July of 2019.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza at UFC 252 on August 15th:
Money line odds
Ashley Yoder: +130
Livinha Souza: -162
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