Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes is now widely regarded as the greatest female UFC fighter of all time, having beaten Ronda Rousey, Meisha Tate and Cris Cyborg to become a two weight UFC World Champion.
In the co-main event at UFC 239 in Las Vegas this weekend, she gets to add one more legendary name to her victim list, if she can get past a resurgent and dangerous Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm.
Amanda Nunes must face a tough weight cut here, back down to 135lb, having put on a lot of meat and muscle when she went up to 145lb. This won’t be easy for Nunes and Holm is far leaner. This could help swing the fight in Holm’s favour, quite a bit.
The first two rounds will be dangerous waters for Holly Holm. She needs to avoid the KO power of Nunes, whilst moving, countering and gradually taking the edge off the cardio of the Champ considering the tough weight cut. If Holm can drag this into the third round, things could get very interesting in terms of work rate and Holly Holm may be able to pull off yet another shock on the scorecards here.
Amanda Nunes Vs Holly Holm Betting Lines & Pick
At the time of writing, Amanda Nunes is still available on the UFC betting lines at -333.33 (1.30) with Betway Sports, so she will be the most popular UFC 239 betting prediction for most tipsters.
Holly Holm is the +275 (3.75) underdog at bet365 Sportsbook. Despite losing four of her past six fights since beating Ronda Rousey, Holm arrives here on the back of a very impressive win over the Aussie giant Megan Anderson, which will have given her loads of confidence coming into this career defining bout at 135lb, a weight class and title she feels is hers.