Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya will get together in the octagon in the women’s bantamweight bout from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 10th. The UFC 264 main card can be bought on ESPN+.
Oddsmakers expect this match to be competitive with Aldana as a slight favorite. She lost her last fight via unanimous decision to Holly Holm in October 2020. Aldana is ranked fourth in this weight class, and will enter with a 12-6 professional fighting record.
Aldana lands more significant strikes per minute than Kunitskaya over their careers with 5.84. She also absorbs many more punches per minute with 6.26 on average. Aldana will have a large advantage in takedown defense at 93% with a 0.34 takedown average per 15 minutes.
Kunitskaya has been in action more recently with a unanimous decision victory over Ketlen Vieira this February for her second consecutive win. Kunitskaya is ranked fifth in the women’s bantamweight division as the slight underdog heading into this fight. She has a 14-5 fight record with one no contest.
While Kunitskaya averages less significant strikes per minute, she has a much better significant strike percentage at 57%. She absorbs 2.62 punches per minute over her career. While she has a worse takedown defense at 50%, she averages a better takedown average per 15 minutes with 1.62.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 264 on July 10.
Irene Aldana: -124
Yana Kunitskaya: +100
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