Holly Holm vs Yana Santos 3-25-23 UFC Prediction, Tips and Odds

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos 3/25/23 – Holly Holm vs. Yana Santos is set for the co-main event of UFC on ESPN. Both fighters previously lost, with Holm having some kidney issues while Santos having recently given birth. There may also be similarities in their physical conditions since neither had fought in some time, both having lost their last fights. Check for the recent UFC fight picks online as fans eagerly await for the thrilling match to commence and earn money at the same time.

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos

Date & Time: Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET

Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA


Holly Holm vs Yana Santos Betting Odds


Moneyline: -245


Moneyline: +210

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos Analysis

Holly Holm has been fighting professionally since 2002. In the early days of her MMA career, she also dabbled in other combat sports like kickboxing and boxing – where she achieved great success; at one point even becoming the world champion of boxing. In 2010, Holly won several prestigious fights across multiple venues around the world. She was the reigning champ in the UFC, taking home the Women’s Bantamweight title in 2015 with a stunning knockout victory over Ronda Rousey. However, since that win over Rousey, things have gone downhill for her; since then she has gone on to win 4 and lose 6 UFC fights. Her most recent fight saw her lose to Ketlen Vieira by split decision in the main event on the fight card. Though it lasted 25 minutes, Holm looked physically fit despite having taken an extended layoff due to kidney issues a year prior.

Last April, Yana Santos and Thiago Santos welcomed their first child – but now it’s been 11 months since she returned to combat. Unfortunately, her last appearance saw her getting thoroughly dismantled by Irene Aldana in round 1 TKO, marking her sixth career loss. Yana boasts one no contest and 14 victories in her portfolio, half of them by KO/TKO. However, we don’t expect her to replicate that success against Holm; rather, Yana must try and secure victory through points on Saturday. Unfortunately for her, her strongest weapon isn’t enough to beat Holm. She may try taking Holm to the ground but her takedown accuracy is just 53%; on the contrary, Holm’s takedown defense stands at 78%.

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos Stats

Wins/Losses/Draws14-6-014-6-0 (1 NC)
Average Fight Time17:4111:13
Height5′ 8″5′ 6″
Weight135 lbs.135 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.3.244.28
Striking Accuracy39%56%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.2.862.94
Takedowns Average/15 min.0.721.53
Takedown Accuracy26%53%
Takedown Defense78%50%
Submission Average/15 min.0.10.2

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos Free Pick

Holm is clearly superior to Santos in most respects, though she does have an eight years younger age advantage. That doesn’t guarantee better shape for Holm than her American rival – even if she were, it wouldn’t matter much as UFC San Antonio’s co-main event is a three round fight and even at 41 she still looks capable of going the distance. MMA betting trends favor Holly Holm to beat Yana Santos on Saturday.

Free Pick: Holly Holm -245