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Julija Stoliarenko vs. Luana Carolina

February 3, 2024

UFC Fight Night 235 has exciting fights to check out with one being a women's flyweight clash between Luana Carolina and Julija Stoliarenko on the preliminary card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, with the prelims starting at 4:00 PM ET. Stoliarenko enters as the favored competitor, carrying a -145 moneyline in this bout.

Luana Carolina Betting Preview

Carolina has gone 1-2 in her last three fights, but was able to break her two-fight losing streak with a previous win. This victory was a unanimous decision over Ivana Siric Petrovic back at UFC on ESPN 48 in July of last year.

She proudly holds a record of nine victories, with two knockouts, one submission, and six decisions. Two of her triumphs concluded in the opening round, while she has faced two losses by decision.

"Dread" maintains a 50 percent accuracy in striking but only a 25 percent success rate in takedowns. She delivers 4.65 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.00, resulting in a closely contested ratio.

On average, she executes 0.15 takedowns and 0.73 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time. Defensively, she boasts a 47 percent success rate against significant strikes and a 76 percent defense against takedowns.

Julija Stoliarenko Betting Preview

Stoliarenko has gone 2-4 in all of her UFC bouts combined, which means she needs to find consistency soon. Her most recent battle was a first round armbar submission victory over Molly McCann back at UFC Fight Night 224 in July of last year.

She boasts 11 victories in her fighting career, with 10 submissions and one decision. Notably, all 10 submissions occurred in the opening round. Among her seven losses, three were by knockout, and three were by decision.

Her striking accuracy stands at 41 percent, while her takedown success rate is 31 percent. During each minute of action, she delivers 2.81 significant strikes but absorbs 4.56, resulting in a slightly negative ratio. Improvement is crucial for a successful career in this competitive field.

In a 15-minute UFC fight, she averages 0.91 takedowns and 1.36 submissions. Defensively, she maintains a 45 percent success rate against significant strikes and a 63 percent defense against takedowns.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Bookmaker offers the betting odds for this showdown, with Julija Stoliarenko as a slight favorite (-145) for success. Her resume shows a slight edge in this battle, but she must capitalize every advantage.

Stoliarenko is aggressive on the ground and will likely match up better in this fight in comparison to other UFC battles where her opponents were good strikers. While Carolina has solid striking, she does not defend the best and it could cause her to be vulnerable on the ground.

Final Pick: Julija Stoliarenko -145