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Molly McCann vs Julija Stoliarenko 7/22/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

Molly McCann vs Julija Stoliarenko 7/22/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

UFC London Fight Night 224

On Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the O2 Arena, Molly McCann and Julija Stoliarenko will square off in the UFC London event. McCann’s opening odds are -250, while Stoliarenko’s are +190.

In her most recent fight, McCann lost by first-round submission to rising flyweight contender Erin Blanchfield at UFC 281, snapping a four-bout winning run. Before that, “Meatball” defeated Hannah Goldy and Luana Carolina with a back-to-back spinning back elbow KO/TKOs, both in London. The Cage Warriors veteran has competed in the UFC since 2019, and his record there so far is 6-4.

McCann hopes the trend continues this weekend since she has not lost a bout when Tom Aspinall has been the featured fighter at UFC bout Night events. In terms of McCann’s prospects to defeat Stoliarenko, she has power thanks to her six career knockout victories. Along with a 35 percent takedown percentage, McCann boasts 50 percent strike accuracy in the UFC.

Molly McCann is the better grappler regarding takedowns since she scores one 1.67 times per 15 minutes. When McCann attempts a takedown, she succeeds 35% of the time and blocks 44% of her opponent’s attempts. Stoliarenko successfully avoided 62% of the takedown attempts made against her while bringing her opponent to the ground on 25% of her takedown attempts. Regarding aiming for the finish, Stoliarenko attempts 1.2 subs per 15 minutes, compared to McCann’s 0.5 subs per three rounds.

Molly McCann lost her most recent fight to Erin Blanchfield by Kimura in round one while in side control. In the match, Blanchfield connected on 93 of 115 total blows. McCann prevailed in this bout after connecting on 7 of his total 13 blows. Blanchfield had a 65% success rate with significant strikes, landing 25 of her unlimited 38 attempts. She won the battle by hitting 22 34 powerful blows aimed at the head.

Regarding the opponent’s statistics, McCann ultimately connected on 7 of 13 major strikes, landing 53%. She connected with 2 of her seven directed-at-the-head attempts out of those critical blows. 28% of Blanchfield’s significant hits and 100% of McCann’s big hits were counted from a distance.

The 13-5-0 Molly “Meatball” McCann will try to increase her winning streak. The 33-year-old fighter weighs 125 pounds and is 5’4″ tall. The conventional fighter extends 62″. Julija Stoliarenko lists a height of 5′ 7″ and a weight of 125 lbs. The orthodox boxer enters the ring with a 10-8-2 record. The 30-year-old grows older to 66. Julija Stoliarenko connects on 2.75 significant strikes per minute, compared to Molly McCann’s 5.72 critical strikes per minute. Stoliarenko connects on 41% of the essential strikes McCann attempts, whereas McCann lands 50%. In the cage, “Meatball” permits 4.90 significant strikes per minute, whereas Stoliarenko takes 4.61. Stoliarenko can block 44% of the attacks sent at her, whereas McCann can block 63% of the critical hits that her opponents fire at her.

Molly McCann vs Julija Stoliarenko 7/22/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

In her most recent match, Julija Stoliarenko faced Chelsea Chandler. In round 1, from a mount position, she was defeated by blows to the head. Chandler ultimately connected on 44% of her necessary distance blows, whereas Stoliarenko ultimately succeeded with 100% of her significant distance strikes. Stoliarenko ultimately connected on 12 of her 27 significant strikes, or 44% of her total attempts. She managed to score five of the 18 crucial head-directed hits. In the bout, Chandler hit on 38 of his 70 essential blows. She was accurate for the significant strikes, connecting on 34 of 64 headshots. Chandler threw 47 of the 81 total blows in the bout, while Stoliarenko connected on 20 of the 36 total strikes she threw.

Stoliarenko’s time in the UFC could have been more enjoyable. Through five battles with the best MMA promotion in the world, she has a record of just 1-4. After suffering a knockout defeat to Chelsea Chandler last October during UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan, Stoliarenko needs a victory to increase her standing inside the organization.

Despite recent defeats in the UFC, the Team Fighter House fighter, 30, has a history of nearly always winning through submission. Nine victories came through submissions, eight of which included the armbar. Stoliarenko had a five-fight winning run before competing in her debut UFC match in 2020, which includes four armbar submission victories. It could sound better for McCann, who has a 0-2 submission record.

Molly McCann vs Julija Stoliarenko. McCann won’t take many chances by continuing the hostilities and opening the door for a Stoliarenko armbar. In the opening round, she KOs the Lithuanian.

Prediction: Molly McCann by first-round KO

Location: O2 Arena in Greater London, England

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023

Main Card: 3:00 PM ET

Prelims: 12:00 PM ET

Watch on: ESPN and ESPN+


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