MMA Preview – Norma Dumont vs Erin Blanchfield at UFC Vegas 23
NORMA DUMONT VS ERIN BLANCHFIELD FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 23? Saturday 10th April, 2021 - 18:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 23? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 23? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC Vegas 23 on? BT Sport 3
Where can I stream UFC Vegas 23? 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!
NORMA DUMONT VS ERIN BLANCHFIELD LOWDOWN
Norma Dumont (5-1) is coming off a brilliant performance and her first win in the UFC. She arrived to the octagon unbeaten but she stepped up to featherweight to take on the established Megan Anderson and got knocked out in the first round. So, a lot of people wrote her off going into her bantamweight bout with Ashlee Evans-Smith back in November, but she put on a great performance earning the unanimous decision.
Erin Blanchfield (6-1) makes her UFC debut stepping in for Bea Malecki who had to pull out. She is relatively inexperienced as well with only seven professional fights, but she has fought good competition already and has a bright future. Her only loss was to Tracy Cortez for Invicta who is currently on an eight-fight win streak. Blanchfield also has wins over Kay Hansen (decision), Victoria Leonardo (knockout) and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Brogan Walker-Sanchez all for Invicta.
NORMA DUMONT VS ERIN BLANCHFIELD PREDICTION
Blanchfield is an exciting prospect with knockout power and exceptional Brazilian jiu-jitsu. However, she steps up to bantamweight as a natural flyweight and takes this fight on short notice.
She is talented but we are backing Dumont as a national Sanda champion with a weight and power advantage. We expect her to open up with heavy leg kicks and seal a decision with her grappling subduing Blanchfield enough to sway the judges.
Prediction: Dumont via Decision