Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 288 (Potential Upset in Preliminary Bout)

Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba betting preview for UFC 288, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba betting preview for UFC 288, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Gregory Payan

Rodriguez vs Jandiroba Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 288— Preliminary Card Women's Strawweight Bout
Marina Rodriguez (16-2-2, 6 KOs) vs. Virna Jandiroba (18-3, 1 KO)
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the preliminary card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: Prudential Center — Newark, New Jersey
Coverage: ESPN+

Rodriguez vs Jandiroba Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 288 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Marina Rodriguez: (-130)
- Virna Jandiroba: (+102)

Method of Victory:
- Rodriguez by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Rodriguez by Points: (TBD)
- Rodriguez by Submission: (TBD)
- Jandiroba by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Jandiroba by Points: (TBD)
- Jandiroba by Submission: (TBD)

Rodriguez vs Jandiroba Prediction

Marina Rodriguez enters UFC 288 looking to bounce back from a TKO loss to Amanda Lemos six months ago. Rodriguez had racked up four consecutive wins before that loss, though, defeating Amanda Ribas by TKO before winning three straight by points (two unanimously, one split).

Meanwhile, Virna Jandiroba has alternated between wins and losses in her last five fights. She did tally a unanimous decision win over former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill in her last fight at UFC Vegas 54, leaving time to tell if Jandiroba can capitalize on that momentum.

In a fight that should be close, I see Jandiroba pulling off the upset. Her grappling skills give her a clear advantage, averaging 2.31 takedowns and 1.1 submissions per 15 minutes. Rodriguez has been taken down at least once in each of her last seven fights, so I see her having some issues this weekend.

It'll come down to the wire, but a Jandiroba upset is a real possibility due to her grappling.

Winner: Virna Jandiroba

Rodriguez vs Jandiroba Best Bet

Unfortunately, the moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Jandiroba outright win at +102 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC 288 for more playable options.

Bet: Virna Jandiroba to Win Outright (+102)

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