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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 6 Betting Preview: Julia Polastri vs. Patricia Alujas

September 12, 2023

In week six of Dana White's Contender Series, you will find some exceptional betting prospects. This includes a noteworthy women's strawweight showdown featuring Julia Polastri and Patricia Alujas that is worth your consideration.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 22, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Julia Polastri Betting Preview

Polastri has succeeded in her last three battles approaching this event. She was recently the victor in her battle with Brenda Gottig, which was a first round arm-triangle choke submission in Legacy Fighting Alliance 151 back in January of this year.

She has managed to tack on 11 wins in her career, which have been for knockouts, two submissions, and five decisions. Her recent battle was her only first round finish and she has all three losses by decisions.

“The Dragon” will be making her second appearance in the DWCS after her defeat against now UFC star Jasmine Jasudavicius. She has also previously battled in the LFA, where she is 2-0.

She ranks as the best women’s pound for pound fighter in Brazil. However, that will be tested in an event where her opponent is also a quality matchup.

Patricia Alujas Betting Preview

Alujas is looking to extend her five-fight win streak here in front of Dana White to earn a contract. Her recent success was a unanimous decision over Bruna Vargas back at Copa Team Force 5 in December of 2021.

She has nine wins consistent with four knockouts, two submissions, two decisions, and one by other. Three of her wins have resulted as a first round finish and she has one loss each by submission and decision.

“El Angel” has moved to different fighting leagues over the years. This includes solid performances in the WSOF Global Championship, Explosion MMA, and Fusion Fight MMA.

Alujas is currently ranked as the 59th best women’s pound for pound fighter in Brazil. This will be a tough test, as both have differences in their rankings.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie presents the current odds for this contest, strongly favoring Julia Polastri. Consider including Polastri in a parlay alongside other matches to enhance her chances further.

  • Patricia Alujas: +310

  • Julia Polastri: -445

The market is not really giving Alujas a chance here, most likely due to their rankings in Brazil. She has a shot, but will need to be aggressive on the ground and control the pace of this fight.

Alujas also has a weaker resume in who she has fought and won against. As for Polastri, she has more quality wins and more experience that should give her the edge here. Look for this to be finished by the second round.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Julia Polastri to Win at -445