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Viviane Aroujo vs. Natalia Silva

February 3, 2024


UFC Fight Night 235 is set to deliver thrilling matchups, including a women's flyweight clash between seventh-ranked Viviane Araujo and ninth-ranked Natalia Silva. Taking place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, with the main card starting at 7:00 PM ET. Currently, Silva holds the status of a moderate favorite, boasting a -350 moneyline.

Viviane Araujo Betting Preview

Araujo has gone 1-2 over her last three fights, but was able to succeed in getting back on track after a two-fight losing skid. Her most recent performance was a unanimous decision triumph over Jennifer Maia at UFC Fight Night 230 back in October of last year.

Her fight record boasts 12 victories, including three knockouts, four submissions, and five decisions. Notably, four of these wins were achieved in the opening round. Among her five losses, four were determined by decision.

"Vivi" demonstrates a striking accuracy of 48 percent, coupled with a 46 percent success rate in takedowns. Per minute of action, she delivers 4.34 significant strikes while absorbing 5.19, resulting in a negative strikes ratio.

On average, she secures 1.83 takedowns and 0.67 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time. Her defensive skills include a 56 percent success rate against significant strikes and a robust 78 percent against takedowns.

Natalia Silva Betting Preview

Silva has found success in her last 10 consecutive fights, including four in the UFC. Her most recent victory was a unanimous decision over Andrea Lee back at UFC 292 in August of last year.

Examining her combat track record, she proudly boasts 16 victories, comprising five knockouts, seven submissions, three decisions, and one categorized as "other." Notably, she achieved nine first-round finishes, while encountering two losses each through knockout and submission.

With a 49 percent striking accuracy and a 33 percent takedown accuracy, she showcases a potent offensive strategy. Her significant strike ratio stands out at 5.20 per minute, with an acceptance of 2.23.

In terms of statistics, she averages 0.68 takedowns per 15 minutes, with no recorded submissions yet. Demonstrating robust defense, she successfully fends off significant strikes at a 66 percent rate and takedowns at an impressive 93 percent.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's odds for the upcoming fight indicate Natalia Silva as a moderate favorite (-350) for success. Bettors might contemplate including Silva in a parlay with other fights or exploring prop bets for potentially better payouts compared to her current moneyline. 

Given Silva's skills in the octagon, she stands as a promising opportunity to secure a victory. Her significant strike rate will be the biggest impact in this fight. Look for her to close this out and move up in the rankings.

Final Pick: Natalia Silva in Parlay or Prop