It’s a pair of ranked women’s flyweights on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 9 this Saturday when #8 Viviane Araujo faces #12 Montana De La Rosa live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Araujo is 8-2, and 2-1 since joining the UFC. Her last bout was a unanimous decision loss to Jessica Eye in December, but prior to that she had won five straight by stoppage. With seven finishes on her resume, the 31-year-old from Brazil’s Federal District averages 4.51 strikes per minute and 2.57 per 15 minutes of octagon time. “Vivi” fights out of Cerrado MMA.
Montana is one-half of the power couple of the UFC roster, as her husband is bantamweight Mark De La Rosa. She’s 11-5, with a 4-1 mark since joining the UFC in December of 2017. With eight career stoppages all by decision, De La Rosa averages 2.30 strikes per minute, and 2.22 takedowns per 15 minutes in the octagon. Based in Fort Worth, Texas and Team Takedown, she defeated Mara Romero Borella by unanimous decision on February 15th in her last fight, and earned the Performance of The Night bonus for her armbar of Nadia Kassem in February of 2019.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Viviane Araujo vs. Montana De La Rosa at UFC Fight Night on September 5th.
Money line odds
Viviane Araujo: -182
Montana De La Rosa: +145
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