UFC Fight Night: Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso Betting Data, Odds, and Preview
UFC Fight Night: Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso: Betting Data, Odds, and Preview
The UFC heads back to the Apex this weekend for another great card following a week off, as we are now just one week away from the legendary UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. While the entire card is filled with great action, which you should find the top UFC predictions for, the main event should be something special.
Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds
When: October 15, 7:00 PM EDT
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
In what will be both fighters' first main event of their pro career (and a potential five-round fight), Alexa Grasso takes on veteran Viviane Araujo. Both coming in off a win, confidence is sky high for both fighters as only one can exit victorious.
Let’s take a closer look at both of these top 10 strawweight, as well as where the odds are headed as the opening bell approaches.
Viviane Araujo (11-3-0)
Despite being 35 years of age, Araujo will step into the octagon Saturday with just 14 professional fights, seven of which have come in the UFC. Since joining the promotion in May of 2019, Araujo has racked up a record of 5-2, with her only losses coming against battle-tested fighters in Kaitlyn Chookagian and Jessica Eye.
Currently the #6 fighter in the division, Araujo comes into this fight with advantages on the ground, especially in takedown average per 15 minutes where she sits nearly 4x that of Grasso. Her takedown defense of 90% is also 30% higher than her opponent.
Alexa Grasso (14-3-0)
Currently the #5 contender in the strawweight division, Grasso joined the UFC in November 2016 and has been together an impressive resume of her own. 6-3 with the company since Grasso turned a corner in 2020 and comes into this one having won three straight, most recently via submission in the first round (vs. Joanne Wood).
As far as her metrics go, Grasso holds the edges in striking with a significant strike landed per minute clip of 4.92. She also absorbs fewer strikes at just 3.79 per minute and has a higher striking defense clip at 63%
Viviane Araujo vs Alexa Grasso Odds
Since opening up as a -170 (Grasso) favorite and +145 (Araujo) underdog, we have seen the odds on the move almost immediately. As of Wednesday evening, Grasso has been inflated to a -225 favorite across the board, while Araujo hovers in the +190 range.
For favorite backers, FanDuel is your best bet at -220, while underdog backers would be best suited at DraftKings (+190).
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Viviane Araujo vs Alexa Grasso Odds & Public Betting Data
While there is not yet any public data available on this one, based on the odds movement, the majority of the money has come in on the favorite, Grasso. As fight night approaches, I do expect some buyback on the veteran.
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