Two unranked strawweights that could both use a win face off as Ashley Yoder takes on Livinha Souza live from UFC 252 Saturday night in Las Vegas on ESPN+.
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 2019.
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 and just 1.79 significant strikes per minute landed. She has 10 career stoppages, eight by submission, but ring rust might be a factor: Her last bout was a unanimous decision loss to Brianna Van Buren in July of 2019.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza at UFC 252 on August 15th:
Ashley Yoder: +130 (21% of action, 20% of bets)
Livinha Souza: -162, (79% of action, 80% of bets)
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