Spooky Express Sports Betting News & More

UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Montserrat Rendon vs. Tamires Vidal

September 23, 2023

In the imminent UFC showdown, the preliminary card kicks off with an electrifying women's bantamweight showdown. This match showcases the talents of Montserrat Rendon and Tamires Vidal, offering a thrilling opportunity for avid bettors.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 4:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

Montserrat Rendon Betting Preview

Rendon is making her much-awaited UFC debut for this battle. She is currently undefeated with five victories. Her most recent win was a split decision against Brittney Cloudy in Invicta FC 49 back in September of last year.

Looking at her five wins, they have all come by decision. Her previous encounter was also her closest match to a defeat, so hopefully she has improved since a year ago.

“Monster” has battled against decent competition to earn a shot at Bellator. Her recent Invicta victory was her toughest, but this will be a new test that will need all she has to succeed.

She has moved up the worldwide rankings and is considered to be the 35th best female bantamweight. This is the perfect opportunity that she has been waiting for, so she must capitalize on the moment.

Tamires Vidal Betting Preview

Vidal is currently on a six-fight win streak and is aiming to put her next fighter out of contention. She recently had her debut in the UFC, which was a first round TKO against Ramona Pascual at UFC Fight Night 214 in November of last year.

Looking at the seven fight winning history, she has one knockout, two submissions, three decisions, and one by “other” category. She has one win that has resulted in a first round finish and her only defeat has been by submission.

Her first UFC battle was successfully fought, as she landed 59 percent of her strikes. While she failed a takedown attempt, she still put up 5.48 significant strikes each minute and took on 4.19. This is a solid ratio and one that could carry her to victory.

She did not have a very good significant strike defense, as she only deflected on seven percent of her opponents attacks. She did not have any ground action in her debut, so no stats to look at yet.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has their most recent odds showing that Tamires Vidal is a moderate favorite to win this showdown. Bettors who are interested in betting on Vidal may want to consider adding her to a parlay with other bouts on the night to give her odds a boost.

  • Montserrat Rendon: +185

  • Tamires Vidal: -220

Vidal has battled quality opponents lately and come away with wins. This will likely be closer than odds indicate, but look for Vidal to win by decision.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Tamires Vidal to Win at -220