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Invicta FC 54 Betting Preview: Maria Djukic vs. Fernanda Araujo

October 25, 2023

Coming up soon on Friday, October 27 for the Invicta FC 54 event is a women’s bantamweight bout between Maria Djukic (2-1-0) and Fernanda Araujo (2-3-0) to kickoff the night. Djukic has odds at -160, indicating a slight chance to potentially win.

  • Location: Citizens House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Date: Friday October 27, 2023

  • Main Card: 4:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: YouTube

Maria Djukic Betting Preview

Djukic is looking to redeem herself after her first career defeat. This was a second round TKO against Auttumn Norton at Invicta FC 48 in July of last year.

So far in her two victories, she has recorded both of them by decision. Her best one so far was a split decision against Clara Ricignuolo, but this will be another tough test.

She will be making her second appearance in Invicta FC, after her recent debut defeat. She has moved around different fighting organizations each time, with battles also under the PAWFC and BTC.

She has earned quality pound for pound rankings in Canada. She is currently ninth in Canada and sixth for Western Canada for the best female pound for pound fighter.

Fernanda Araujo Betting Preview

Araujo has lost her last two fights and is needing to find some consistency. Her most recent defeat was a second round rear-naked choke submission against Brigid Chase back at Combat Zone 80 in June earlier this year.

In her two wins so far, she has accumulated a submission and decision. With three defeats under her belt, two of them have come by decision. She has yet to record a first round finish, despite having an early finish.

“Ferocious” will be entering the octagon for Invicta FC for the first time. This is arguably a step up in competitiveness, as she has battled some subpar competitors in her two wins. She has gone 1-2 in the Combat Zone, which is where most of her experience lies.

In amateur MMA battles, she went 6-4-2 with some decent results. However, her inconsistency does not bode well against fighters that can end fighters early. She also ranks as the 315th best pound for pound women’s fighter in the United States.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie is showing that Maria Djukic is slightly favored to win this battle. With both fighters closely matched, it should help set the tone for other fights on the night.

  • Fernanda Araujo: +130

  • Maria Djukic: -160

Araujo has earned some quality wins across amateur and professional battles. However, she has not been the most consistent fighter and has issues defending against submissions (in amateur results too). Look for Djukic to have a balanced attack that could drag this out to another decision for her.

Spooky Express Pick: Maria Djukic to Win at -160