Bec Rawlings vs. Seo Hee Ham UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 3/19/16
Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings
UFC: Saturday, March 19, 2016 (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
The Line: Bec Rawlings +105 / Seohee Ham -125 Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
Bec Rawlings and Seo Hee Ham fight Saturday night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Bec Rawlings enters this fight with a 6-4 record and has won 67 percent of her fights by submission. Rawlings has split her last six fights and is coming off a May win over Lisa Ellis. Rawlings is averaging 4.7 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 56.9 percent. Rawlings is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Rawlings has been a hit or miss throughout her career and looks for back-to-back wins for the first time since 2012. Rawlings has little power behind her strikes but is extremely accurate and can win rounds. Rawlings also knows how to finish fights on the canvas with four wins by submission. This will be Rawlings’ seventh fight in Australia, her home country.
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Seo Hee Ham enters this fight with a 16-6 record and has won 88 percent of her fights by decision. Ham has won five of her last six fights and is coming off a November win over Cortney Casey. Ham is averaging 4.3 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 45.2 percent. Ham is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Ham is a flat out brawler, who has no problem trading punches and is also defending 58.4 percent of her opponent's strikes. Ham wins a lot of decisions due to her aggressiveness on the offensive end and ability to strike her way to victory without getting many knockouts. The downside is that Ham doesn't have much of a ground game and has two losses by submission. This will be Ham’s first fight in Australia.
This is a complete toss up, as both fighters have similar styles. They enjoy striking and neither has knockout power. And while Rawlings does have the ability to end a fight on the canvas, Ham is as tough as nails and is simply tough to beat. I’m not sure Rawlings has what it takes to win this bout, even with her home country behind her.
I like Ham to get the victory in this coin flip.