Jessica Andrade vs Erin Blanchfield Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 69 (Experience Pays Off For Andrade)

Jessica Andrade vs Erin Blanchfield Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 69 (Experience Pays Off For Andrade)


Andrade vs Blanchfield Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 69 — Main Event Flyweight Bout
Jessica Andrade (24-9-0, 9 KOs) vs. Erin Blanchfield (10-1-0, 2 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
Fight Time: This will be the final fight on the main card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Andrade vs Blanchfield Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC Vegas 69 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Jessica Andrade: (-174)
- Erin Blanchfield: (+136)

Method of Victory:
- Andrade by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Andrade by Points: (N/A)
- Andrade by Submission: (N/A)
- Blanchfield by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Blanchfield by Points: (N/A)
- Blanchfield by Submission: (N/A)

Andrade vs Blanchfield Prediction

Taila Santos was initially schedule to face Blanchfield in the main event of UFC Vegas 69, but was replaced by Jessica Andrade after it was announced she was unable to complete. It's a change that hurts Blanchfield's chances considering Santos has proven to be vulnerable in a grappling contest.

That same thing cannot be said about Andrade, though. The 31-year-old showcased her ground skills when she delivered the first ever standing arm-triangle choke win seen in the octagon back in April of 2022. Andrade's takedown defense rate of 73% lines up similarly to Blanchfield's rate of 75% as well.

It'll be Andrade's striking abilities that allow her to emerge victorious here. She is one of the hardest-hitting women in the UFC and has racked up nine wins via knockout in her career. Andrade averages 6.80 significant strikes landed per minute, which allows her to wear down her opponents early on.

I'll side with Jessica Andrade to come out on top.

Andrade vs Blanchfield Best Bet

As mentioned above, Andrade's power is what makes her a dangerous competitor for any woman in the UFC. Six of her last nine fights have ended in a knockout victory, while Blanchfield has yet to knock anyone out at the UFC level. Her wins have come via unanimous decision or submission.

Fans have a right to be worried about the fact that Andrade took this bout on only one week's notice, but the fighter known as "Bate Estaca" is always in amazing shape. Blanchfield is inexperienced at the age of 23 years old and will be in trouble if she cannot turn this battle in a ground game right away.

Bet: Jessica Andrade by KO/TKO (TBD)

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