Hailey Cowan vs Ailin Perez Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 70 (Perez's UFC Struggles Continue)

Hailey Cowan vs Ailin Perez Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 70 (Perez's UFC Struggles Continue)


Cowan vs Perez Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 70 — Preliminary Card Women's Bantamweight Bout
Hailey Cowan (7-2, 2 KOs) vs. Ailin Perez (7-2, 4 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the preliminary card, which begins at 4 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, Nevada
Coverage: ESPN+

Cowan vs Perez Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC Vegas 70 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Hailey Cowan: (-148)
- Ailin Perez: (+116)

Method of Victory:
- Cowan by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Cowan by Points: (TBD)
- Cowan by Submission: (TBD)
- Perez by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Perez by Points: (TBD)
- Perez by Submission: (TBD)

Cowan vs Perez Prediction

Hailey Cowan heads into UFC Vegas 70 looking to extend her winning streak to three consecutive fights. Her only taste of UFC action saw her defeat Claudia Leite by split decision on Dana White's Contender Series 2022, leaving time to tell if she can build on that when the spotlight is even brighter.

Meanwhile, Ailin Perez is coming off a submission loss to Stephanie Egger in her UFC debut back in September. She had never been finished before that fight, so it'll be interesting to see how she attempts a bounce-back victory on Saturday.

Keeping that in mind, I'm going with the odds and backing Cowan to win. Though she and Perez average similar offensive striking numbers, Cowan has significantly better striking defense (52%) compared to her upcoming opponent (31%).

Cowan also has better takedown accuracy (100%) and defense (75%) compared to Perez (33% and 71%, respectively). It's a small sample size, but it's hard to ignore considering how easily Perez fell in her debut.

Back Cowan to continue her momentum in 'Sin City.'

Winner: Hailey Cowan

Cowan vs Perez Best Bet

Unfortunately, the moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Cowan outright win at -148 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC Vegas 70 for more playable options.

Bet: Hailey Cowan to Win (-148)

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