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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Stephanie Egger vs. Luana Santos

December 9, 2023

In the upcoming UFC Fight Night 233, bettors should check out the women’s bantamweight bout in the prelims between Stephanie Egger and Luana Santos on Saturday, December 9 in Las Vegas. Currently, Santos is a slight favorite to win with a moneyline at -150.

Stephanie Egger Betting Preview

Egger has gone 1-3 in her last three battles and is aiming for consistency here. Her most recent battle was a first round kneebar submission defeat to Irina Alekseeva back at UFC on ESPN 45 in April earlier this year.  Looking at her eight victories, she has earned three knockouts, four submissions, and one decision. Five of her wins have ended in the opening round. In addition, she has two defeats each by submission and decision.

She has landed 53 percent of her strikes and 40 percent of her takedowns. Her significant strike ratio could put her at a disadvantage in this matchup, as she normally lands 1.93 significant strikes each minute and takes on 2.08.

Egger defends against significant strikes at a 54 percent success rate and 50 percent against takedowns. She also lands 3.04 takedowns and 0.76 submissions in each 15 minutes of her UFC battles.

Luana Santos Betting Preview

Santos has won her last three battles, showing promising momentum coming into this fight. Her most recent victory was back at UFC on ESPN 51 in August of this year, which was a first round TKO over Juliana Miller.

She has recorded six wins that consist of a knockout, three submissions, and two decisions. Half of her wins have ended in the first round, while her only defeat has been by decision.

Her recent win was also her first fight in the UFC. Prior to that, she went 2-1 in the Legacy Fighting Alliance and defeated some up and coming fighters.

She is currently ranked as the 41st-best female flyweight in the world. She is also considered to be the 98th-best pound for pound women’s fighter in the world.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie showed off their odds for this showdown, with Luana Santos as a slight favorite to win. This should be an appealing matchup, as both fighters have similar traits.

Stephanie Egger: +130

Luana Santos: -150

Egger is ahead of Santos in the worldwide rankings, coming in as the 22nd-best female flyweight and 62nd-best pound for pound women’s fighter in the world. Despite going 3-3 in the UFC, she has a more appealing resume with quality battles under her belt and has the skillset to get back on track with a win here.

Spooky Express Pick: Stephanie Egger +130