January 14, 2022 10:27 AM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Silvana Gomez Juarez vs Vanessa Demopoulos at UFC on ESPN 32

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When is UFC on ESPN 32? Saturday 15th January, 2022 - 22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 32? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 32? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC on ESPN 32 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 32? 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!


Silvana Gomez Juarez (10-3) heads back to the APEX in search of her first UFC win. She had a very tough fight on her debut stepping in on short notice to fight Lupita Godinez after Sam Hughes pulled out. She got mauled by the Mexican and eventually caught in an armbar. She has dusted herself off and now want to show the UFC fans her own finishing ability as we saw when she TKO’d Diana Reyes (2020) and Gilsely Perea (2021) which led to her opportunity in the big time.

Vanessa Demopoulos (6-4) also filled in as a replacement on her debut last year. Tracey Cortez pulled out of her fight with JJ Aldrich who was another tough debut and she ended up putting all her size and experience to use bagging a unanimous decision. She has an unflattering record, but she has fought tough opponents including losses to Godinez (2020) who she took to a majority decision and Cory McKenna (2020) who is on an impressive four-fight win streak.


We are not sure what Juarez is capable of in the UFC especially at the age of 37 but she is fun to watch. She has also fought top competition and can hold her own against most women on the feet.

Demopoulos is a small strawweight and will be giving up seven inches in reach. She is a good striker but if she struggles to negate the reach and starts to get tagged, she will resort to the takedown.

We still expect Demopoulos to back her striking and she has the movement to get in range and land on Juarez. However, the longer this stays on the feet the more you have to back Juarez. If they clinch up, Juarez may also find little resistance in taking Demopoulos down.

Juarez is the underdog here, but we are backing her to earn a decision at least.

Prediction: Juarez via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Juarez via Decision

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