UFC 255: Chookagian vs Calvillo Picks and Predictions

Nov 17, 2020 |
UFC 255: Chookagian vs Calvillo Picks and Predictions
Katlyn Chookagian is installed as the +205 underdog for her UFC 255 bout with Cynthia Calvillo, but can count a reach advantage among her matchup edges.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
Katlyn Chookagian is installed as the +205 underdog for her UFC 255 bout with Cynthia Calvillo, but can count a reach advantage among her matchup edges.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo will be on the main card for UFC 255 betting on Saturday, November 21 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This bout features two highly-ranked female fighters and could be a stepping stone for Calvillo to get a title shot down the line. UFC odds have Calvillo installed as the favorite at -260 while Chookagian comes back at +205. 

We break down the UFC betting odds for this flyweight clash and give our best picks and predictions for Chookagian vs. Calvillo at UFC 255.

Chookagian vs Calvillo Fight Odds

Method of Victory Katlyn Chookagian Cynthia Calvillo
Win outright +205 -260
Win by KO/TKO +1,800 +850
Win by points +280 -115
Win by submission +1,100 +800
Draw +5,000 +5,000

Odds courtesy of FanDuel

Chookagian vs Calvillo Betting Preview

Chookagian is currently the No. 2 contender in the flyweight division and is fresh off a first-round knockout loss to Jessica Andrade in October. Prior to that bout, she had gone 3-1 in her previous four fights with unanimous decision victories over Antonina Shevchenko, Jennifer Maia, and Joanne Calderwood, with a title fight loss to Valentina Shevchenko.

Chookagian isn't the most exciting fighter, but she's a rangy, high-volume striker with excellent cardio, and tends to pick up her wins via points. 

Cynthia Calvillo enters this fight as the No. 4 flyweight contender and is coming off a decision win over Jessica Eye in June. The 33-year-old is 9-1-1 in her MMA career with her lone defeat coming via decision to Carla Esparza in 2017. 

Calvillo is a well-rounded fighter that combines polished striking with effective-ground-and-pound and submissions.

Chookagian vs Calvillo Tale of the Tape

Katlyn Chookagian   Cynthia Calvillo
31 Age 33
5-foot-9 Height 5-foot-4
125 lbs Weight 125 lbs
68 inches Reach 64 inches
14-4-0 (2 KO) Record 9-1-1 (2 KO)

Chookagian vs Calvillo UFC Prediction and Betting Pick

PREDICTION: Chookagian to win +184 - Although Calvillo is the favorite for this fight, she doesn't match up that well against Chookagian, who has high-volume striking, a four-inch reach advantage, and excellent cardio.

While Chookagian was finished by Andrade and Shevchenko in recent fights, Calvillo doesn't have the power of those two, so she won't pose much of a threat to Chookagian standing up.

Calvillo needs to get this fight to the mat if she wants to win, but Chookagian showed improvement in her ground game against Antonina Shevchenko and has the strength to fight her off when grappling.

If Calvillo can't get the finish, she won't have an easy time winning on points against a fighter like Chookagian. 

 

Where Can I Bet on UFC 255 Odds?

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