UFC Vegas 18: Marlon Reneau vs. Macy Chiasson Picks, Odds and Predictions
2021-02-06 21:20:00 EDT
Marlon Reneau and Macy Chiasson are fighting at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021 on ESPN+.
In this bantamweight (135lb) bout, we have Marlon Reneau vs. Macy Chiasson. Reneau is fighting out of Visalia, California. She is entering this bout as a +175 underdog. She is currently on a three fight losing streak. Before this losing streak, she was on a three fight winning streak. She has notable wins against Sara McMann, Talita Bernardo and Milana Didieva. She has a professional MMA record of 9-6-0 and has 5 wins by KO/TKO (56%), 3 submissions (33%), and 1 decision (11%).
Chiasson is fighting out of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is entering this fight as a -210 favorite. She won her last bout against Shanna Young in February 2020. She has notable wins against Sarah Moras, Gina Mazany and Pannie Kianzad. She has a professional MMA record of 6-1-0 and has 2 wins via KO/TKO (33%), 2 submissions (33%), and 2 decisions (33%).
Chiasson is an extremely well-rounded fighter and has a significant striking advantage. Also, she has a five inch height and three inch reach advantage on Reneau. On the other hand, this is a must win for Reneau. She is currently on a three fight losing streak. With the UFC rapidly making cuts, she needs to win this fight, especially since she is forty three years old. As long as this fight remains standing up and Chiasson utilizes her significant reach and striking advantage, she will win this fight. Chiasson should dominate Reneau in this fight. Also, it’s important to note that neither of these fighters have ever been finished. There is no value betting on Chiasson as a -210 favorite. The value is in a prop bet. For these reasons, my pick is…