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Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers MMA Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/5/15

Alex Chambers (4-2) vs. Paige VanZant (5-1)

MMA: Sunday, September 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm (MGM Grand Garden Arena)

The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: PPV

Paige VanZant and Alex Chambers fight Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Paige VanZant enters this fight with a 5-1 record and has won 60 percent of her fights by decision. VanZant has won her last three fights and is coming off a April win over Felice Herrig. VanZant is averaging 4.59 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 64 percent. VanZant is averaging 2.69 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 45.4 percent. VanZant is extremely quick and athletic, which is the reason for her great takedown success. VanZant can change levels in a breeze and has submission moves she’s capable of taking advantage of. The issue with VanZant is that she’s still very raw at 21 years old and relies a little too much on natural ability. This will be the first time VanZant fights in Las Vegas.

Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers MMA Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/5/15

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Alex Chambers enters this fight with a 4-2 record and is winning 40 percent of her fights by knockout. Chambers has won three of her last four fights and is coming off a May win victory Kailin Curran. Chambers is averaging 3.09 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 45.1 percent. Chambers is averaging 2.48 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. Chambers is a striker with quick hands and some knockout power if she can mix in some combinations. Chambers isn’t afraid to take the fight to the canvas, but all three of her MMA losses have been decided by submission. The concern I have with Chambers is that she’ll soon be 37 years old and could struggle against a far younger opponent who is also in better shape. This will be Chambers’ third time fighting in Las Vegas.

The only reason to even consider Chambers in this fight is that she is older and more experienced. Other than that, Chambers really doesn’t stand much of a shot against the younger and far more athletic VanZant.

This fight should get ugly and end rather quickly.

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