- Virna Jandiroba is the betting favorite against Angela Hill at UFC on ESPN 36.
- Jandiroba and Hill are both former Invicta FC strawweight champions.
- Both of them are also looking to get back on track after losing their respective previous bouts.
Virna Jandiroba is slightly favored to beat Angela Hill in a matchup of former Invicta FC champions at UFC on ESPN 36.
Per the top UFC betting sites, Jandiroba is the -140 favorite and Hill the +120 underdog in their three-round women’s strawweight bout next Saturday, May 14th:
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) May 4, 2022
Jandiroba and Hill ruled the Invicta FC strawweight division one after the other. Hill won the belt at Invicta FC 17 in May 2016 and vacated the title in 2017 to join the UFC. Meanwhile, Jandiroba was the next strawweight queen in the promotion when she defeated Mizuki Inoue at Invicta FC 28. The Brazilian also vacated the belt in 2019 to join the UFC. Now their paths will cross in their current organization.
Amanda Ribas Out Strikes Jandiroba
— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) October 30, 2021
Jandiroba will be looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Amanda Ribas who outstruck her at UFC 267 last October 30, 2021. The loss was the second in the last three fights for the 33-year-old Brazilian and dropped her Octagon record to a mediocre 3-3.
The 12th-ranked female strawweight in the UFC started her career with a perfect 14-0 record in the Brazilian circuit and at Invicta FC. However, the competition has been much tougher in the UFC as she’s lost bouts against Carla Esparza, Mackenzie Dern, and Ribas. Overall, Jandiroba is 17-3 with one knockout and 13 submission victories.
This marks only the 4th time in seven UFC bouts where Jandiroba will have the minus money sign written next to her name. She won all three previous UFC bouts where she was listed as a betting favorite and has dropped the other three bouts where the oddsmakers installed her as a betting underdog, including a +154 against Ribas the last time out.
Hill Loses Controversial Split Decision to Amanda Lemos
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 19, 2021
Like Jandiroba, Hill will be trying to get back on track after dropping a controversial split decision against Amanda Lemos at UFC Vegas 45 last December 18, 2021. The defeat was Hill’s second straight setback and her fourth loss in her last five bouts. However, three of those losses were close bouts that could have gone either way and ended in a split decision defeat.
The 37-year-old Hill is currently on her second tour of duty with the UFC. A former TUF 20 competitor, Hill was released by the UFC after suffering back-to-back losses to Tecia Torres and Rose Namajunas. She rebuilt her career at Invicta FC where she became champion and earned another shot at the UFC. However, she is only 7-9 in 16 Octagon bouts in her return. Overall, Hill has a record of 13-11 with five knockouts.
Hill is no stranger to having the plus money sign placed next to her name. She’s been an underdog six times before in her career, including thrice in her last four bouts. She lost all three bouts where she was listed as an underdog, including as a +225 dog in her most recent bout against Lemos.