Parlay Leg 1
Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her Strawweight Title against Jessica Andrade in the UFC 211 Co-Main Event. Andrade received the title shot after finishes and one sided fights from the moment she dropped from Women’s Bantamweight 20lbs to Strawweight. In her most recent fight Andrade fought Angela Hill to a fairly one sided decision although some factors were made evident in that fight:
1. Andrade is easily countered and leaves her head unprotected as she moves forward
2. Length is an issue and a fighter who fights long can land and disrupt her striking
3. After the first round even though Andrade keeps her volume up it becomes increasingly sloppy and the speed leaves her takedown attempts
4. Once her forward movement starts she cannot change direction and a lateral moving fighter can move away and counter over and over again
Andrade has a lot of power and physicality for the division and that is her path to victory within those first 1-2 rounds similar to Claudia Gadelha but with a finish to cap it off. That is the style that will one day beat Jedrzejczyk but is that tonight? After devoting her entire life to getting better including a permanent move to American Top Team and for the first time in her career receiving legitimate sparring partners and direction? In my opinion No. At one point Joanna Champion even hit +$ but that time has passed, at -180 (the line at the time of this writing) she makes a great Parlay leg.
Parlay Leg 2
Not since Conor McGregor has a Featherweight received so much hype from the UFC as Yair Rodriguez who clearly see him as a future star and possibly that elusive Mexican Draw they have been chomping at the bit for ever since Tito Ortiz. Low Percentage strikes thrown and landed as often as many of his contemporaries jab has resulted in a fan friendly style of spinning and flying techniques blended into combinations. Although Yair has been billed as a highlight reel finisher the only finishes he has had within the UFC (minus TUF) have been against Andre Fili and what used to be called BJ Penn (sad as that is), predominately being a decision winner (some Split) with sequences within that make up his highlights.
Frankie Edgar who faces off against Yair Rodriguez has been known for his toughness, durability and ability to win Decisions. The vast majority of Edgar’s fights have gone to the judges and not since 2009 against Matt Veach has he had a 3 round fight not go to decision. In this match up the OVER 2.5 rounds is currently lined at -250 and given both fighters past performances this price is a steal.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (-180) Parlayed with Edgar/Rodriguez OVER 2.5 (-250) for +118