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Molly McCann vs. Diana Belbita

February 3, 2024

UFC Fight Night 235 presents exciting contests that will include a women's strawweight showdown between Molly McCann and Diana Belbita in the preliminary card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is set for Saturday, February 3, kicking off the prelims at 4:00 PM ET. McCann is the favored competitor with a -220 moneyline in this rematch against Belbita.

Molly McCann Betting Preview

McCann has lost her last two fights in similar fashion and needs to get back on track. Her most recent defeat was a first round armbar submission against Julija Stoliarenko back at UFC Fight Night 224 in July of last year.

She boasts a fighting history of 13 victories, encompassing six knockouts and seven decisions. Notably, four of her triumphs occurred in the opening round. Regarding her six losses, three were attributed to submission, and the remaining three to decision.

Nicknamed "Meatball," she upholds a 50 percent striking accuracy and a 35 percent success rate in takedowns. Per minute of action, she delivers 5.68 significant strikes while absorbing 4.90, resulting in a narrow margin for this ratio.

On average, she executes 1.65 takedowns and 0.51 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time. Her defensive prowess includes a 64 percent success rate against significant strikes and a 43 percent defense against takedowns.

Diana Belbita Betting Preview

Belbita has gone 2-2 over her last four fights and is needing to find consistency. Her most recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat to Karolina Kowalkiewicz back at UFC Fight Night 229 in October of last year.

Her fighting resume showcases 15 victories, comprising six knockouts, four submissions, and five decisions, with five triumphs notably occurring in the opening round. Among her eight losses, four were due to submission and four to decision.

The "Warrior Princess" maintains a 43 percent striking accuracy and a 63 percent success rate in takedowns. Every minute of action sees her delivering 6.59 significant strikes while absorbing 6.43, resulting in a closely contested ratio.

On average, she executes 0.97 takedowns but registers no submissions per 15 minutes of UFC fight time. Her defensive skills include a 52 percent success rate against significant strikes and a 69 percent defense against takedowns.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie presents the betting odds for this match, with Molly McCann being a moderate favorite (-260) for potential success. If you are seeking optimal value in betting on McCann, consider including her in a parlay with other fights or selecting a prop bet that aligns with her fighting style.

The last time these two fought was back in 2019, where McCann won by unanimous decision. This will likely turn into a similar situation based on their resumes, so look for McCann to repeat.

Final Pick: Molly McCann in Parlay or Prop