- Julija Stoliarenko opened as the -205 betting favorite versus Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC 276.
- Stoliarenko will be the betting favorite for the first time in her four-bout UFC career.
- Both Clark and Stoliarenko head to his bout coming off a loss.
Julija Stoliarenko has opened as the betting favorite against Jessica-Rose Clark in their UFC 276 bout.
Stoliarenko hit the betting boards at -205 odds while Clark was listed at +175 when the best UFC betting sites first opened their UFC 276 odds boards:
Jessica-Rose Clark (+175)
Julija Stoliarenko (-205)https://t.co/GWvqBNvjjn
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) June 13, 2022
Both bantamweights are coming off a loss, making this contest an exciting one with both fighters trying to get back in the winning column.
Alexis Davis Defeats Julija Storialenko in a Bloody Affair
Alexis Davis getting it done in a bloody affair at #UFCVegas47.
Alexis Davis def. Julija Stoliarenko via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-27)pic.twitter.com/yUWS8zhml3
— Overtime Heroics MMA (@OTHeroicsMMA) February 5, 2022
Stoliarenko heads to this bout having lost all three of her UFC assignments. In the most recent of those fights, she lost via unanimous decision to Alexis Davis in a bloody affair at UFC Vegas 47 last February 5, 2022. One fight earlier, Stoliarenko captured the vacant Invicta FC bantamweight champion at Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 3 event on March 6, 2020.
The 29-year-old from Kaunas, Lithuania began her career fighting at Fighters Arena and KOK World Series. She joined The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters tournament where she lost to Pannie Kianzad in the semifinals. Stoliarenko appeared in the TUF: Heavy Hitter finale but was beaten by Leah Letson via a narrow split decision. She owns a record of 9-6 with eight submission wins.
Stoliarenko will be in new territory as the betting favorite. That’s because she opened and closed as the betting underdog in all of her previous UFC bouts. She closed at +142 odds when she lost her promotional debut against Yana Kunitskaya and was the +260 bottom dog against Julija Avila who submitted her at UFC Vegas 30. Stoliarenko was also the +240 in her last bout against Davis.
Stephanie Egger Makes Quick Work of Jessica-Rose Clark
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) February 19, 2022
Clark had her two-fight winning run ended at UFC Vegas 48 last February 19th when she was submitted by Stephanie Egger inside one round. Prior to that defeat, Clark picked up a TKO win over Sarah Alpar in her only bout in 2020 and then outpointed Josylene Edwards in her only Octagon appearance last year.
The 34-year-old from Queensland, Australia is a former XFC Australia women’s bantamweight champion and Roshambo MMA women’s bantamweight champion. Clark also fought for Invicta FC, Titan FC, and Battlefield Championships before joining the UFC in 2017. She defeated Bec Rawlings and Paige VanZant in her first UFC bouts but has gone 2-3 ever since. Overall, Clark has a record of 11-7 with three knockouts and two submission victories.
This will be the third time in eight UFC bouts where Clark has seen the plus money sign written next to her name. The two times that she was betting underdog happened during her first two assignments in the UFC. She won both bouts on points. Meanwhile, she has lost three times as the favorite, including as a -165 against Egger in her most recent bout.