November 17, 2023 2:24 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Betting Preview – Lucie Pudilova vs Ailin Perez at UFC Fight Night 232

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When is UFC Fight Night 232? Saturday 18th November, 2023 - 20:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 232? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Las Vegas (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Night 232? Click here to buy tickets for UFC Fight Night

What channel is UFC Fight Night 232 on? TNT Sports 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 232? TNT Sports subscribers can stream the fight online via the TNT Sports website and Discovery+

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


Lucie Pudilova (14-8) still has a lot of work to do to prove she is UFC calibre. She went 2-5 in her first stint between 2017 and 2020. She returned last year with one of her best performances to date TKOing Yanan Wu in the second round at UFC 278. However, she fell back in the loss column eight months later losing a split decision to Joselyne Edwards (2023).

The same can be said for Ailin Perez (8-2) who received a slap of reality on her UFC debut. Or more of a choke getting submitted by Stephanie Egger (2022) at UFC Fight Night 209 in Paris. She made up for the loss earlier this year with a solid unanimous decision over veteran Ashlee Evans-Smith and is now desperate to build on the dub.


Pudilova’s decision against Edwards could have easily gone her way, but she still needs a big performance here to extend her shelf life. Expect her to go about business as usual attempting to keep the fight on the feet, circling and striking from range.

She will need to be working on her takedown defence as Perez will try and close the distance as soon as possible and drag her to the mat. Considering her power and Pudilova’s mediocre takedown defence, we expect Perez to get the fight where she wants it and begin to rain down the ground and pound.

The Czech native is very durable so it will require a flawless performance from Perez to get the finish, but it is certainly worth a punt.

Prediction: Perez via Decision

Value bet: Perez via KO/TKO

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