UFC heads back to the Las Vegas Strip for UFC 279. The event will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 10. The card will be headlined by a welterweight grudge match between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz. The early preliminary card start at 6 p.m. ET and among the early fights is a match between women’s strawweights Melissa Martinez and Elise Reed.
How to watch Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
Date: Saturday, September 10
Fight time: Early preliminary card starts at 6 p.m. ET
Live stream: UFC Fight Pass
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 44% of handle, 66% of bets on Martinez
This is probably the best matchup on the early card Martinez (7-0) has been on an extended layoff from MMA to focus on kickboxing and striking. She was already a hard hitter, but not she will presumably be much more refined. Reed (5-2) has always been a good striker and with both combatants very aware of the others’ skillset, this is going to be a tactical, skilled fight that will come down to the scorecards. Martinez is probably a much better fighter than she was three years ago, but Reed is a live opponent here and I think she could have the edge in the final minutes to take a split decision.
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