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Tale of the Tape for Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 261

Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade fight for the women’s flyweight title on the main card of UFC 261 on April 24. We break down the odds.

Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan poses for a portrait backstage during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

In a women’s flyweight title bout on the main card of UFC 261, Valentina Shevchenko will fight Jessica Andrade Saturday night in Jacksonville and available on ESPN+.

The 33-year-old Shevchenko comes to the octagon with a professional fighting record of 20-3, and is the champion of the women’s flyweight division. She is also ranked second in the women’s pound-for-pound rankings behind Amanda Nunes. “Bullet” Shevchenko has won seven-straight bouts, including her last fight at UFC 255 last year, defeating Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision.

The accomplished veteran fighter lands 3.06 strikes per minute with 50% striking accuracy. She absorbs 2.12 strikes per minute, while defending against at 63%. “Bullet” is also good as a grappler with 2.09 takedown average per 15 minute and 54% takedown accuracy.

Andrade enters the championship bout with a professional fighting record of 21-8 and ranked first in the women’s flyweight division. The 29-year-old from Brazil is also ranked fifth in the women’s pound-for-pound class. “Bate Estaca” Andrade last fought in October at UFC Fight Night 180, where she defeated Katlyn Chookagian by knockout in Round 1. She has eight wins by TKO/KO over her 10-year professional fighting career.

The Brazilian mixed martial artist lands more strikes than her opponent at 6.55 per minute with 51% striking accuracy. However Andrade also absorbs 5.28 strikes per minute, while only defending against them at 51%. The 29-year-old can also grapple inside the octagon with a takedown average of 3.21 and accuracy at 58%.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 on April 24.

Money line odds

Valentina Shevchenko: -435
Jessica Andrade: +325

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