Odds & Predictions by BetMGM Sportsbook: Wu Yanan (-125) vs. Joselyne Edwards (+105)
Fans should be on upset alert when Joselyne Edwards makes her UFC debut against -125 favorite Wu Yanan, with all the tools to turn in a surprise for the newcomer.
Edwards (9-2) has come in as a late replacement for Bethe Correia, per MMA Fighting, but behind her lack of UFC experience is a very dangerous prospect. It’s pertinent ‘La Pantera’ could be found at as high as +200 when markets opened, with William Hill New Jersey since shorting her moneyline odds down to +105.
Almost 18 months have passed since Wu (11-3) suffered a split-decision loss to Mizuki Inoue in her last bout, while it took Edwards only 28 seconds to beat UWC opponent Pamela Gonzalez in her most recent outing last July:
All three of Wu’s career defeats have come against opponents who prioritize striking, which works in Edwards’ favor as she looks to build on a tally of five KO/TKO finishes to date in her career. La Pantera is making the step up in competition ahead of her UFC debut, and Wu presents a great opportunity considering she’s lost two of her three fights with the promotion and looks open to trading in the stand-up.
Prediction: Edwards to win (+105)