MMA Preview – Ji Yeon Kim vs Priscilla Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night 202
JI YEON KIM VS PRISCILLA CACHOEIRA FACTS
When is UFC Fight Night 202? Saturday 26th February, 2022 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Fight Night 202? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Night 202? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC Fight Night 202 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 202? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
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!
JI YEON KIM VS PRISCILLA CACHOEIRA LOWDOWN
Ji Yeon Kim’s (9-4-2) job could be on the line here as she is currently on a two-fight skid which has seen her record slump to 3-4. All her losses have come via unanimous decision. Antonina Shevchenko (2018) outclassed her before she finished Nadia Kassem (2019) with a beautiful punch to the liver. However, she has gone on to get outpointed again by Alexa Grasso (2020) and Molly McCann (2021).
Not fairing any better, Priscilla Cachoeira (10-4) is 2-4 in the UFC after her most recent loss. We can write off her baptism of fire against Valentina Shevchenko (2018) who submitted her on debut, but she went on to lose unanimous decisions to Molly McCann (2019) and Luana Carolina (2019) to lose her first three fights. However, she bounced back perfectly knocking out Shana Dobson (2020) and Gina Mazany (2021) but is coming off an inevitable submission loss to Gillian Robertson (2021)
JI YEON KIM VS PRISCILLA CACHOEIRA PREDICTION
Thankfully for both ladies and the fans, they prefer to stand and bang it out and hopefully we will see a war on the feet. They are both aggressive with Kim boasting the cardio and important seven-inch reach advantage whereas Cachoeira has the power advantage.
The key for the Brazilian is pressure. McCann sealed the rounds by staying in Kim’s face. The South Korean had 10 inches on McCann but could not make the most out of it. If Cachoeira simply backs her power throwing one or two shots at a time, Kim can counter with her superior technique.
Kim also has the advantage on the mat, but she has not even attempted a takedown in the UFC. She would be wise to try and grapple instead of relying on her chin, but in all likelihood, they are going to slug it out on the feet and although their defence is suspect at best, their durability should drag this to the bell.
We are backing Kim and her boxing technique, but Cachoeira is the smart play as the underdog.
Prediction: Kim via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Cachoeira via Decision