Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes MMA Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 8/8/15
Amanda Nunes (10-4) vs. Sara McMann (8-2)
MMA: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Nashville)
The Line: Nunes +175 / McMann -225 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 2
Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes fight Saturday night in Nashville at UFC Fight Night.
Sara McMann enters this fight with a 8-2 record and is winning 50 percent of her fights by decision. McMann has split her last four fights and is coming off a January loss to Miesha Tate. McMann is averaging 2.62 strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 47.2 percent. McMann is averaging 5.48 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 73.9 percent. McMann is a top tier wrestler who wants all of her matches on the canvas and is great at making that happen. McMann may not have a pretty style of fighting, but she wears down her opponent and is defending 100 percent of her takedowns. This will be The concern with McMann is that she’s struggled against more balanced fighters and has been in great form in a little over two years. McMann’s first career fight in Tennessee.
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Amanda Nunes enters this fight with a 10-4 record and is winning 90 percent of her fights by knockout. Nunes has won four of her last six fights and is coming off a March win over Shayna Baszler. Nunes is averaging 3.67 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 48.2 percent. Nunes is averaging 2.55 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 41.6 percent. Nunes is one of the harder strikers on the women’s side and all but two of her victories have been knockouts. However, Nunes has become more of a balanced fighter as of late and has been better with her takedowns. While Nunes is better with grappling, her defense still has holes in it, which includes a 57.1 takedown defense percentage. This will be Nunes’ second time fighting in Tennessee.
This line is really confusing to me, as McMann is a great wrestler and all, but she’s lost two of her last three fights and has had issues against fighters with heavy hands. Nunes can end a fight at any moment, and I like that against a fighter who has had most her fights go the distance.
Call me crazy, but I’m calling the upset here.