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UFC 297 Betting Preview: J. Jasudavicius vs. P. Cachoeira

January 20, 2024

UFC 297 boasts many appealing fights that are excellent betting opportunities to consider. One battle to check out in the early prelims, is the women's flyweight showdown between Jasmine Jasudavicius and Priscila Cachoeira. 

This will take place on Saturday, January 20, at 6:30 PM ET in Toronto's Scotiabank Arena, with Jasmine Jasudavicius as a heavy favorite with a moneyline at -400.

Jasmine Jasudavicius Betting Preview

Jasudavicius is 2-2 over the course of her last four battles. Her most recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat against Tracy Cortez back at UFC Fight Night 227 in September of last year.

She has established nine wins that consist of two knockouts, one submission, and six decisions. She has accumulated two first round knockout finishes early in her career. In addition, all three of her losses have been by decision.

She lands strikes at a success rate of 40 percent and takedowns at 37 percent. Her significant strike ratio is slightly negative, as she delivers 3.54 significant strikes each minute but takes on 4.41. This could cause some issues if she has issues defending.

Jasudavicius is able to land 2.17 takedowns per 15 minutes of action. She also defends herself well against takedowns at 80 percent of the time and 51 percent against significant strikes.

Priscila Cachoeira Betting Preview

Cachoeira is coming off of a third round armbar submission defeat to Miranda Maverick back at UFC 291 in July of last year. This loss snapped her previous two-fight win streak, but she has gone 2-2 over her last four battles.

She has put together 12 wins consisting of seven knockouts and five decisions. In four of these seven knockouts, she was able to end it within the first round. She also has three of her five defeats coming by submission.

“Zombie Girl” averages 44 percent of her strikes landed and 33 percent of her takedowns. While she delivers 4.12 significant strikes each minute, she absorbs an enormous 7.13 in return. This cannot continue to happen if she wants any chances at success.

Cachoeira throws in 0.18 takedowns per 15 minutes of combat. She also has defenses of 45 percent against significant strikes and 66 percent against takedowns.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the betting odds for this matchup, with Jasmine Jasudavicius as heavy favorite. If bettors are wanting to maximize the best opportunity here, they should consider adding Jasudavicius to a parlay or look for a prop bet that closely fits your betting style.

Cachoeira’s biggest issue is her defense against significant strikes. Not only does she have a 45 percent success rate against them, but she takes on a whopping 7.13 in each minute. Look for Jasudavicius to succeed.

Final Pick: Jasmine Jasudavicius in Parlay or Prop