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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Irina Aledseeva vs. Melissa Dixon

October 14, 2023

At the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas, Nevada, the preliminary fights offer a variety of exciting matchups, providing potential opportunities for betting. One particular showdown worth highlighting is the women's bantamweight contest between Irina Alekseeva and Melissa Dixon.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 4:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

Irina Alekseeva Betting Preview

Alekseeva has been victorious in her last two fights. The most recent triumph was a first round kneebar submission over Stephanie Egger back at UFC on ESPN 45 in April of this year.

She boasts a record of five victories on her resume, consisting of one knockout, two submissions, and two decision wins. Remarkably, three of these wins were secured within the first round. Nevertheless, she did suffer one loss via decision.

"Russian Ronda” has competed once in the UFC, showcasing an impressive 41 percent striking accuracy without attempting any takedowns. Her offensive prowess shines through, as she averages a remarkable 8.24 significant strikes per minute while absorbing only 4.12, resulting in a highly favorable ratio.

Her defensive skills against significant strikes are commendable, with a 63 percent success rate and nothing yet against takedowns. Despite not landing takedowns, she managed to take her opponent to the ground for a submission, now averaging 6.87 submission attempts per 15 minutes of action.

Melissa Dixon Betting Preview

Dixon recently added to her five-fight win streak in her previous encounter. This was a first round TKO against Dariya Zheleznyakova at the Ares Fighting Championship 9 back in November of last year.

She has put together five wins overall on her MMA record, which consist of three knockouts and two decisions. Three of her victories have ended in the first round, making her a contender to end a battle early.

"No Mess” gets her shot at the UFC, as this will be her debut with the promotion. She has only fought with Ares FC, which have been consecutive tough matchups, and with Golden Ticket Fight Promotions (3-0).

In just five fights, she has already earned the worldwide ranking of the 32nd best female bantamweight. This is a huge opportunity that she needs to find success with.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie showcases odds for this matchup, with Melissa Dixon cast as a slight favorite. Both fighters have appealing resumes, meaning that the fight could tip in either one’s favor.

  • Irina Alekseeva: +119

  • Melissa Dixon: -151

To put this battle in perspective, Dixon ranks as the 16th best female bantamweight in the world and is the 76th best pound for pound women’s fighter in the world. Based on her previous success in tougher matchups, she should find a way to win.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Melissa Dixon to Win at -151