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UFC 286: Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina 3/18/2023 Analysis, Best Pick and Odds

UFC 286: Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina 3/18/2023 Analysis, Best Pick and Odds

Joanne Wood takes on Luana Carolina in a three-round women’s flyweight bout as part of UFC 286’s early preliminaries. Both fighters aim to improve upon their previous defeat against Molly McCann while Wood seeks to end her three-fight losing streak. UFC fight picks predict Wood will prevail over her Brazilian adversary despite her unimpressive record inside the octagon.

Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina

Date & Time:  Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET 

Location: O2 Arena, London, England


Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina Betting Odds


Moneyline: -170


Moneyline: +145

UFC 286: Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina 3/18/2023 Analysis, Best Pick and Odds

Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina Analysis

Joanne “JoJo” Wood enters the Octagon with an impressive 15-8-0 record. At 125 pounds and 5’6″, this orthodox fighter can reach 65″. When it comes to defense in the Octagon, “JoJo” absorbs 4.54 significant strikes per minute while “Dread” absorbs 3.55. Additionally, Wood successfully blocks 52% of significant strikes thrown her way while Carolina blocks 47%. Joanne Wood last fought Alexa Grasso in round 1 and ultimately suffered a loss by rear naked choke. In that fight, Grasso landed 50 of 65 total strikes while Wood finished with 61 of 76 strikes landed. On significant strikes alone, Grasso hit 16 of 28 which meant her percentage was 57%; 13 of 25 significant strikes to the head were landed by her opponent while Wood connected on 34 of 49 at close range while hitting 22 out of 33 attempts aimed at the head with 81% accuracy rate for him and 94% accuracy rate respectively.

Luana “Dread” Carolina stands at 5 ‘6″, weighs in at 125 lbs, and boasts an impressive 8-3-0 career record. The 29-year-old can extend her reach 69″. In terms of significant strikes per minute, Joanne Wood connects on 6.76 while Carolina lands 4.64 per minute – meaning Wood connects on 50% of her attempts while Carolina connects on 50%. Luana Carolina lost her last bout against Molly McCann by a single spinning back elbow to the head in round 3. McCann had 81% success rate from distance while Carolina only connected on 73%, landing 64 of 132 attempts while connecting on 26 of 88 directed at the head. McCann connected on 85 of 159 significant strikes during that contest while landing 52 of 118 to the head overall. In total, McCann connected on 99 out of 174 strikes while Carolina completed 76 out of 144 total strikes.

Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina Free Pick

UFC betting experts predict Wood to secure a decision victory against Carolina, as she can use her experience to score more points against the Brazilian. While this fight promises to be exciting, neither Wood nor Carolina possess enough power to knock out an opponent. It is expected to go the full distance, favoring the Scotland-born fighter.

Free Pick: Joanne Wood -170

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