If you spend the entirety of your week waiting for the next UFC event, you need to be aware that there are other exciting MMA options available to you throughout the week. Tune into AXS TV this Friday night at 8 PM EST and you will see one such event, as we have Invicta 44 all set to go. The main card is an all-ladies affair that contains 4 fights, 2 of which are title bouts. It’s a huge night of MMA action that should not be missed, and we have a quick breakdown of each fight to help you try and pick some winners. Let’s jump into the main card and start making some predictions so you can bet against their MMA odds.
MMA Betting Preview for Invicta FC 44: Rodriguez Vs Torquato
Josee Storts Vs Maria Jose Favela
The action begins with a Flyweight bout that features a pair of fighters in the very early stages of their pro careers, which makes things a little tougher to handicap. Storts has won both of her fights, including one under the Invicta banner, thus far, and has not had to go beyond the 2nd round to get the job done. Favela is also 2-0, but she has had to work a little harder to get there, with her last fight going the distance. This will be her first Invicta appearance. I think we see this one going the distance, with Storts getting the win.
Juliana Miller Vs Claire Guthrie
This flyweight bout is a lot like the opening fight of the night in that it features a pair of fighters with limited experience at the pro level. Miller started her pro career with an impressive opening round win, and then matched that performance with her first appearance with Invicta. Guthrie went 1-1 after starting her pro career with Invicta before moving to LFA to get a win last time out. There is a chance that Miller gets the job done quickly here, but I think the more likely scenario is that she gets the decision win.
Alesha Zappitella Vs Jessica Delboni
The co-main event of the night is an Atomweight title bout that promises to be a good one. It is Zappitella who comes into this bout as the reigning champion. She is on a 3-fight winning streak that has taken her pro record to 8-2, although she did have to go the distance in 2 of those wins. Delboni is 10-2, and while she is a sold challenger here, it is worth noting that both of her losses have come in her last 5 fights, so perhaps not the best form ahead of a title fight. I like the champ to retain her title, but she may need to go all the way to do it.
Karina Rodriguez Vs Daiana Torquato
The headline event of the evening looks to be a beauty, as well will know who will take the vacant Flyweight title once all is said and done. Rodriguez has, in truth, been a little inconsistent in her pro career, going 8-4 and taking losses in 2 of her last 4 outings, although she is in the habit of going the distance. Torquato looks like the more likely champion, coming in with a 10-3 record and a winning streak that is sure to have her confident ahead of this one. I am leaning towards Torquato by decision.