UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs Hill – Tips & Preview

Michelle Waterson vs Angela Hill, Strawweight, Main Event
Waterson to Win $2.05

Angela Hill opens as the slight $1.78 favourite here, with Waterson listed as the $2.05 outsider.

Hill is 12-8 in her 20-fight MMA career, having previously gone 16-0 as a kickboxer.

She has been on a reasonable run in the UFC, winning 3 straight before a loss to Gadelha last time out.

Known primarily as a striker, she has 5 knockouts and 7 decision wins so far.

Waterson has also had a distinguished career to date, entering this bout with a 17-8 record.

She has struggled a bit recently, losing 4 of her last 7 fights against some tough opponents.

Known for her excellent submission ability, she already has 9 MMA submissions to her name.

This is a relatively tough one to predict over 5 rounds, but I’ll give the underdog Waterson the edge here.

She has more experience against some of the bigger opponents on the biggest stage.

I think her elite ground game can really cause Hill some trouble, allowing her to outpoint her and control the fight early on.

Ottman Azaitar vs Khama Worthy, Lightweight, Co-Main
Azaitar to Win $2.10

Dana White has done a great job getting the UFC back on track so quickly, but this is a rather pedestrian co-main event.

Khama Worthy opens as the narrow $1.74 favourite, with Azaitar the $2.10 outsider.

Worthy has an impressive 16-6 record for his career, but has only fought twice in the UFC.

He is on a 7-fight win streak, having won the last 5 by knockout or submission.

Azaitar has a bit more of a profile to him and enters this fight with a strong 12-0 career record.

He is another fighter that loves to go for the finish, with 11 of his wins coming by KO or submission.

I think these two men will go for it at the very least and that we’re fairly likely to see a finish here.

I give a slight lean towards Azaitar, who has a better repertoire of offensive moves and has more of a chance of an early KO.