UFC 238 Picks: Valentina Submits Eye

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:37 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019 12:37 PM UTC

Eye is simply not on Valentina Shevchenko’s level. Jessica Eye is tough, but Valentina is levels above her and will stop her before the final bell.

<p> </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 11:30 PM EDT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Free UFC Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/ufc/jessica-eye-vs-valentina-shevchenko-3759030/odds/" target="_blank">Shevchenko ITD</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Recommended Sportsbook: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4556&amp;book=5dimes" target="_blank">5Dimes -128</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center">[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3759030, "sportsbooksIds":[19,169,1096,139,999991], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/ufc/jessica-eye-vs-valentina-shevchenko-3759030/odds/" target="_blank">Valentina “The Bullet” Shevchenko</a> was a world class striker before ever getting into <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/boxing-mma-ufc-betting/" target="_blank">MMA </a>and she took the current and only women’s Champ-Champ Amanda Nunes to not one but two 5 round split decisions and lost the last one in a very close split. She accepted that she was a smaller fighter and dropped to 125 and immediately took the strap. This will be Shevchenko’s first title defense and she is facing the tough and gritty Jessica Eye.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;CNN. New York. May 31,2019&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ufc?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@ufc&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/7FCpihdOJm\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/7FCpihdOJm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/BulletValentina/status/1134547431599869958?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;May 31, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</div><p>Shevchenko is an impressive 16-3 with 2 of those 3 losses coming to the women’s GOAT Amanda Nunes in VERY close fights. Shevchenko has a 69% finish rate and is a large step above all the contenders at 125. Jessica Eye is 14-6 and has looked impressive in her last several outings but prior to her current 3 fight win streak she was on a 4 fight losing skid to fighters like Juilanna Pena, Sarah McMann, and most embarrassing Bethe Correia. Eye was fighting at 135 as a natural 125 pound fighter due to the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/boxing-mma-ufc-betting/" target="_blank">UFC </a>not having a division for her. Now that she has dropped a class she is really putting it together, but I just do not believe that she is on Shevchenko’s level.</p><p>Given Shevchenko’s high finish rate and the fact that Eye is openly preparing to out-grapple the champion and engage in a ground fight I think there is value on the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/ufc/jessica-eye-vs-valentina-shevchenko-3759030/odds/" target="_blank">-1600 favorite Shevchenko</a> taking her to win Inside the distance at -128. I think after a few rounds of grappling the bigger and more athletic fighter Eye will begin to slow and that will open up submissions. Shevchenko has an impressive 44% submission rate and I think she will defend her belt for the first time in impressive fashion.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Hear what &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/jessicaevileye?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@JessicaEvilEye&lt;/a&gt; had to say about making the move to Las Vegas and how it has helped prepare her for a title match with Valentina Shevchenko 🔊⬆️&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Order &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFC238?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFC238&lt;/a&gt; here: &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/2RWTPWATgF\"&gt;https://t.co/2RWTPWATgF&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/McOWcumLXF\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/McOWcumLXF&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— UFC News (@UFCNews) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/UFCNews/status/1136052512232894466?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;June 4, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</div>
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