MMA Preview – Angela Hill vs Emily Ducote at UFC Orlando
ANGELA HILL VS EMILY DUCOTE FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 42? Sunday 4th December, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 42? Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (US)
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What channel is UFC on ESPN 42 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 42? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
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ANGELA HILL VS EMILY DUCOTE LOWDOWN
Angela Hill’s (14-12) unflattering record is a result of starting your MMA career in the UFC and she is a formidable gatekeeper the strawweight’s upper echelon. She is coming off a much-needed win over the up-and-coming Loopy Godinez back in August. She did enough to convince all three judges which came with great relief after losing three decisions on the bounce to Tecia Torres (2021), Amanda Lemos (2021) and Virna Jandiroba (2022).
She welcomes the next up-and-comer Emily Ducote (12-6) to Orlando. She only made her UFC debut five months ago against Jessica Penne. She stuffed all eight of her takedowns on the way to a unanimous decision to extend her streak to four. She outpointed Juliana Lima (2020) and knocked out Danielle Taylor (2021) and Alesha Zappitella (2022) for Invicta.
ANGELA HILL VS EMILY DUCOTE PREDICTION
Ducote has not fought anyone near the level of competition Hill has fought but she is the favourite for a reason. She is very well-rounded as a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and taekwondo and is also nine years younger than Hill.
Hill has hit her ceiling and Ducote is not even in her prime. That said, this is the toughest fight of Ducote’s career. Hill does not have threatening knockout power, but she has exceptional technique with strong Muay Thai and kickboxing. She also has solid takedown defence and if Jandiroba could not submit her, it is hard to see Ducote having more success.
Ducote has more strings to her bow and she will be competitive on the feet and have the edge in the grappling exchanges. It is very likely this will end in a decision and Hill holds all the value considering the odds, but we are backing Ducote to scrape by with her accuracy and power swaying the judges.
Prediction: Ducote via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Hill via Decision