Molly Mccann vs Taila Santos
Molly Mccann (-115) (10-2-0)
Molly Mccann comes into this fight on a 3-fight win streak after being submitted by Gillian Robertson in her UFC debut. She’s aggressive on the feet and has a tendency to get into a brawl. 4 of her 10 wins have come via knockout, but she intends to show-off a more well-rounded gameplan against Santos. She has an excellent opportunity to take advantage of her first main card appearance and get her 4th straight win against Taila Santos.
Taila Santos (-115) (15-1-0)
Santos comes into this fight looking for her first win in the UFC. She dropped a split-decision to Mara Romero Borella in her debut, despite landing more significant strikes and pushing the pace in the 3rd. 10 of her 15 wins have come via knockout, so she’ll be looking to keep this one away from the judge’s scorecards. She’ll have a big 6-inch reach advantage over Mccann and she must use it to keep her on the outside. Taila’s best path to victory is keeping the fight at range and finding a knockout sequence.
Prediction: Molly Mccann via Decision
Neither of these fighters have faced top competition but Mccann certainly has the edge. She’s on a 3-fight win streak in the UFC and I expect that confidence to get her through this matchup. She is also more well-rounded and I expect her to mix takedowns and grappling into the equation. Ultimately, Mccann dominates control time and cruises her way to a win on the scorecards.