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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Nora Cornolle vs. Joselyne Edwards

September 2, 2023

In the initial stages of the upcoming UFC Fight Night preliminaries, numerous compelling matchups await eager bettors. Among them, a particularly intriguing showdown unfolds in the women's bantamweight division, featuring Nora Cornolle facing off against Joselyne Edwards.

  • Location: Accor Arena, Paris

  • Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023

  • Main Card: 3:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 12:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Nora Cornolle Betting Preview

Cornolle has won her last six battles after losing in her debut back in 2021. Her most recent victory was a first round TKO against Hassna Gaber back at the UAE Warriors 38 in March earlier this year.

She boasts a track record of six victories under her belt, five achieved via knockout, and one through submission. Impressively, four of these triumphs concluded in the very first round, and her solitary defeat came via decision.

She has done well so far in her battles, but these have arguably been easy battles. She has gone 3-0 in UAE Warriors, which have been some of the easier battles that she has participated in.

Cornolle is considered to be the fifth best women’s pound for pound fighter in France, as well as the 43rd best female bantamweight in the world. This will be a great opportunity to put her abilities on display in her hometown.

Joselyne Edwards Betting Preview

Edwards has won her last three fights and is looking to add on another. Her most recent success was a split decision against Lucie Pudilova back in April of this year at the UFC on ESPN 44.

Among her 13 victories, she has secured victory through knockout in five instances, achieved submission in three, and clinched decisions in the remaining five. Impressively, six of her triumphant matches concluded within the first round, while she faced losses in three out of four bouts via decision.

“La Pantera” boasts a striking accuracy of approximately 53 percent, but her takedown success rate is lacking at 15 percent. Her striking output is impressive, with an average of 5.30 significant strikes per minute, while she absorbs 3.48 in return. This balanced ratio allows her to maintain an aggressive style.

She showcases solid defensive skills, deflecting around 51 percent of significant strikes and a remarkable 65 percent of takedown attempts. Her offensive stats include 0.33 successful takedowns and 0.17 submission attempts per 15 minutes of action.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

In the most recent odds released by MyBookie, this matchup appears to be a coin flip. However, Edwards is slightly favored to win this matchup.

  • Nora Cornolle: -109

  • Joselyne Edwards: -116

Both fighters have compelling resumes coming into this fight. Based on more UFC exposure, Edward is likely to come out on top.

Final Pick: Take Joselyne Edwards to Win at -116

Written By: David White