Jessica Andrade vs Xiaonan Yan Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 288 (Andrade's Aggressiveness Proves Crucial)
By Larry Rupp
Andrade vs Yan Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC 288 — Main Card Strawweight Bout
Jessica Andrade (24-10-0, 9 KOs) vs. Xaionan Yan (16-3-0, 7 KOs)
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: Prudential Center — Newark, NJ
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV
Andrade vs Yan Odds & Prop Bets
All UFC 288 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Jessica Andrade: (-194)
- Xaionan Yan: (+150)
Method of Victory:
- Andrade by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Andrade by Points: (TBD)
- Andrade by Submission: (TBD)
- Yan by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Yan by Points: (TBD)
- Yan by Submission: (TBD)
Andrade vs Yan Prediction
It's worth noting these two fighters enter Saturday with opposite momentums. Andrade saw her three-fight winning streak end with a submission loss to Erin Blanchfield back in February. Meanwhile, Yan defeated Mackenzie Dern via majority decision back in October to snap her two-fight losing streak.
There's a reason why Andrade is still favored to win here, though. The 31-year-old's setback should only offer her extra motivation to put on a show in New Jersey and prove she remains a contender. Yan may be 9-2 in her UFC career, but keep in mind all nine of those victories have come via decision.
Yan thrives at making her foe slow down and then outlasts them, but Andrade has the skills to put that strategy to bed. Andrade averages 6.84 significant strikes landed per minute and 2.64 takedowns per 15 minutes, which both soar in comparison to Yan's marks of 5.45 strikes and 0.87 takedowns.
Winner: Jessica Andrade (-194)
Andrade vs Yan Best Bet
Five of Andrade's last six UFC victories have come by KO/TKO or submission, so anyone looking to back her to win should feel comfortable trusting more of the same to come. Instead of choosing which method, betting on the fight to not go the distance allows either scenario to result in a win.
It also provides a bit of leeway in that off chance that Yan emerges victorious by a shocking knockout or submission. Andrade's aggressiveness inside the octagon is what allows her fights to end early, whether she is on the right end or the wrong end of the final result. That will prove true again here.
Bet: Fight to Not Go the Distance (TBD)
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