UFC Fight Night 223 Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez 5-20-23 Odds, Best Bets and Tips

Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez 5/20/23 – Emily Ducote and Loopy Godinez will square off in the second women’s fight on this UFC Fight Night card. Godinez enters this fight as the UFC betting line favorite, recently winning her last fight against Cynthia Calvillo by a split decision last month. On the other hand, Ducote hopes for victory after suffering her first loss against Angela Hill in December. Stay up to date in this exciting fight. 

Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez

Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez 5/20/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +133


Moneyline: -153

Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez Analysis

Emily “Gordinha” Ducote, 29, holds an unblemished professional record of 12-7-0 as an orthodox fighter. At 5 feet 2″ and 115 lbs, respectively, Ducote boasts an arm reach of 63″. Well-renowned for her striking abilities, she averages an outstanding rate of 6.23 significant strikes per minute while making 49% of her attempts. Ducote absorbs more extensive strikes more easily and allows 8.17 per minute. She displays outstanding defense, deflecting 58% of all strikes thrown her way. Ducote does not showcase his grappling prowess as prominently, averaging 0.50 takedowns every three rounds. Ducote boasts an exceptional takedown defense rate, stopping all takedown attempts. She attempts 0.3 submissions every three rounds.

Emily Ducote faced Angela Hill for one last fight, ultimately suffering a unanimous decision loss in the third round. Hill landed 190 of 353 total strikes while Ducote managed only 76 of 178; Hill’s significant strike accuracy stood at 52% versus Ducote’s 41%; most significant strikes from both fighters came from a distance: 71% for Hill and 87% for Ducote respectively – although 49 significant head shots landed by Ducote.

Loopy Godinez, another orthodox fighter at 29 years old with an unblemished career record of 9-3-0, is 5’2″, weighs in at 115 lbs and boasts an arm reach of 61″. Godinez connects with 3.42 significant strikes per minute, landing 48% of her attempts. Her defensive skills are also solid: only 3.18 significant strikes per minute were allowed against her; her defenses successfully blocked 63% of opponent strikes. Regarding grappling, she attempts takedowns on 43% of her attempts and successfully defends against 77% of takedown attempts. Godinez boasts a higher submission rate, with 0.6 attempts every 15 minutes.

Loopy Godinez made her last octagon appearance against Cynthia Calvillo and won a split decision victory during the third round. Godinez hit 87 out of 180 significant strikes with an accuracy rate of 48%, while Calvillo hit 104 of 334 with accuracy rates between 41% and 50%. Both fighters were highly accurate when striking from a distance, with Godinez landing 100% of her strikes and Calvillo connecting on 100% of hers. Godinez scored 65 significant hits to the head out of 146 attempts.

Emily Ducote may not be known for her prodigious wrestling abilities; however, her takedown success rate of 0.50 out of every three rounds speaks for itself. However, she has been unsuccessful at knocking down any of her opponents during attempts at taking them down, boasting a zero percent success rate. Ducote displays outstanding takedown defense, preventing her opponents from successfully taking her down for a 100% defense rate. Ducote shows less proficiency in submission attempts, averaging only 0.3 attempts every three rounds. Loopy Godinez displayed superior grappling skill, taking her opponents down on 43% of takedown attempts while successfully defending against 77% of takedowns attempted against her. Godinez also employs an aggressive submission game, seeking 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes.

Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez Stats

Average Fight Time15:0013:28
Height5′ 2″5′ 2″
Weight115 lbs.115 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.6.233.42
Striking Accuracy49%48%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.8.173.18
Takedowns Average/15 min.0.003.82
Takedown Accuracy0%43%
Takedown Defense100%77%
Submission Average/15 min.0.00.6

Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez Free Pick

Considering all the factors UFC betting pick for this fight would be Loopy Godinez. Her combination of effective striking and grappling abilities gives her multiple avenues for victory; combined with an impressive takedown success rate and submission game, Godinez could easily dictate the pace and dominate this contest.

Free Pick: Loopy Godinez -153