Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC 238
June 06, 2019
Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (16-3-0) defends her Flyweight title against Jessica “Evil” Eye (14-6-0) in the co-main event at UFC 238 on Saturday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The Kyrgyzstan champion, who fights out of Lima, Peru, is the bookies hot favourite for this fight against her American challenger. The 31 year-old is seen as being one of the top pound-for-pound female fighters in the sport. This will be her first title defense since capturing the vacant UFC belt with a one-sided rout of Joanna Jedrzejczyk back in December.
In addition to Jedrzejczyk, Valentina Shevchenko has also claimed wins over big names such as Holly Holm, Sarah Kaufman and Julianna Pena. Her only losses in the UFC promotion were a couple of narrow defeats at the hands of two-division champion Amanda Nunes.
Jessica Eye does have a 3-0 record since the UFC introduced the women’s Flyweight division in 2017, earning a shot at the title thanks to a hard-fought split decision win over the then top contender, Katlyn Chookagian at UFC231. Her other wins at this class, also by decision, were over Kalindra Faria, Jessica-Rose Clark.
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye Betting Lines & Pick
Jessica Eye is a fighter that keeps coming forward and shows aggression and she does have a puncher’s chance here. However, Valentina Shevchenko is far more dangerous with her counterstriking and as a Muay Thai and kickboxing expert, she simply has too many weapons for her challenger.
Not many UFC 238 betting predictions for this fight are going to anticipate anything other than a win for Shevchenko here, who looks dominant on almost all the statistical matchups against Eye.
All things considered, Valentina Shevchenko has to be the obvious tip for this fight, although you’re not going to get rich backing her and with her UFC betting line set at -1000 with Betway Sports is more a banker to be included in your UFC 238 parlay bets.
If you fancy the upset then Jessica Eye’s odds are +800 over at bet365.
UFC 238 Pick: Fight Result – Valentina Shevchenko to Win @ -1000 (Betway Sports)