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UFC Fight Night: Juliana Miller vs. Luana Santos

August 12, 2023

The upcoming UFC Fight Night features an intriguing preliminary lineup worth considering for exciting bets. Of particular interest is a standout bout featuring a women's flyweight match-up between Juliana Miller and Luana Santos.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023

  • Main Card: 6:00 PM CDT

  • Prelims: 3:00 PM CDT

  • Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+

Juliana Miller Betting Preview

Miller is coming off of a unanimous decision defeat to Veronica Hardy back in March of this year. This for her on the losing side, as the previous fight was a third round TKO victory against Brogan Walker in August of last year.

Her fighting resume shows that she has three wins that consists of one knockout and two submissions. Two of her three wins have resulted in a first round finish and both of her losses have come by decision.

“Killer” has a striking accuracy of 51 percent and a takedown accuracy of 57 percent. She lands 2.90 significant strikes a minute while taking on 3.18. This is slightly negative and could make the difference in this fight.

Her defense against significant strikes is at 26 percent but nothing for a takedown defense. She also averages 2.07 takedowns and 2.07 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Luana Santos Betting Preview

Santos is working on extending her two-fight winning streak heading into this bout. Her most recent success was a first round guillotine choke submission against Bartira Rodrigues back in March of this year.

Her fighting resume shows that she has five wins that consists of three submissions and two. Two of her five victories have resulted in a first round finish and her only loss has come by decision.

She will be making her UFC debut in this battle after successfully having a 2-1 stint with the Legacy Fighting Alliance. She also went 3-0 in the Standout Fighting Tournament, but this will be her toughest battle to date.

Santos is currently ranked as the 78th best female flyweight in the world. If she is able to win here, this will definitely boost her rankings.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie reveals that Luana Santos is a slight favorite to win this battle. This battle will be close, but Miller has slightly more appealing experience in the UFC.

  • Juliana Miller: +118

  • Luana Santos: -138

  • *odds are subject to changes

Santos is making her way up the rankings, but Miller is quite a bit ahead of her as the 43rd best female flyweight in the world. Miller is also ranked as the 94th best female pound for pound fighter in the world. Overall, Miller has quality UFC exposure and solid grappling skills that can take this fight anywhere.

Final Pick: Take Juliana Miller to Win at +118