Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson Betting and Odds Preview – October 12, 2019

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Joanna Jedrzejczyk

The UFC Fight Night card scheduled for October 12 will feature a key bout in the women strawweight division. The exciting match between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson is already attracting a lot of interest from UFC fans and UK punters as well. For weeks, rumours flew by that the fight will take place in San Francisco. However, the UFC decided to have it in Tampa (FL) instead. It will be held at the Amalie Arena.

With a potential title shot for the winner of the bout, there is a lot at stake for both fighters. Jedrzejczyk is a former Strawweight champion who’s returning to the lighter category after an unsuccessful try in the heavier flyweight division. She lost against reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko and will be making her way back to strawweight with a potential title shot on the line.

Jedrzejczyk will face Michelle Waterson in the upcoming fight. A former model, Waterson is called the “Karate Hottie”. She took up modelling after high school but ended up in the fighting business shortly afterward. A former Invicta Atomweight champion, Waterson enters the contest after three wins in her last three fights. Two of them came with a unanimous decision, so she’s bound to present a challenge for Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

UK bookies have already released the UFC odds for the October 12 fight. Since UFC betting is highly popular in Europe, punters are expected to place thousands of pounds in bets. It’ll certainly be an interesting match to watch and bet on. At the moment, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has the role of a heavy favourite. However, the fact that she’s returning to a lighter division and Waterson’s three consecutive wins before this match means that you should take her favourite role with a pinch of salt.

Event Date: October 12, 2019

SportNation

sportnationOwned and operated by Argyll Entertainment, SportNation is one of the most popular betting sites in the UK. It offers a wide range of sports to bet on including the top events in MMA/UFC. Enhanced odds, Pick a Pony, First Five, and other special offers can be found at SportNation along with a solid welcome offer for all new punters.

The upcoming fight night event between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson is a key fight available in SportNation’s offer. The Polish fighter is an absolute favourite at 4/19, while Waterson’s odds stand at 11/4. It’s obvious who the major favourite is which doesn’t automatically mean that Jedrzejczyk will win the fight.

After testing the waters in a heavier category, she might be a bit rusty coming back to strawweight. On the other hand, the Karate Hottie has three consecutive wins behind her and has earned her shot at the former champion. With a title on the line in the near future, Waterson’s odds shouldn’t be underestimated. With such low odds for Jedrzejczyk, the American fighter might become a punter’s favourite.

Unibet

unibetUnibet is one of the leading betting sites in the world. The vast array of sports events and betting markets is what makes the bookie so popular in the UK and all around Europe and the world. Unibet has the best fight odds as well as industry-leading odds on football and horse racing as well. If you’re looking for a new online bookie for your wants and needs, Unibet is one of the best choices.

The Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson fight scheduled at the upcoming UFC Fight Night is featured front and centre at Unibet. The Polish ex-strawweight champion is once again the favourite at odds of 1/4. Waterson’s odds are over three times higher at 3/1. At those odds, the American is a much better punt.

At 4/1, there’s not a lot of value in Jedrzejczyk’s odds. With other markets yet to be added, punters will be more inclined to place a bet on Michelle Waterson. She’s on a great run in the past year and a half, so a win against Jedrzejczyk will bring you a nice profit. Place a fiver at Unibet, for example, and you’ll get around 4x in return.

Pinnacle

pinnacleOne of the largest and oldest online bookmakers in the UK, Pinnacle has been going strong for two decades. Available in 19 countries and accepting players from over 100 countries all over the world, the site is stuffed with sports and hundreds of markets. UFC/MMA betting is one of the sports you can bet on at Pinnacle at great odds.

If you’re interested in betting on the October 12 Fight Night between Jedrzejczyk and Waterson, you can place a bet at Pinnacle. Offering odds in the Match Winner market, Jedrzejczyk is once again the favourite at 13/50. In comparison, Michelle Waterson is available @31/10. Just like at other bookies, the Polish mixed martial artist is in the lead over Waterson, but it’s fair to say that punters won’t be excited about her odds.

At 31/10, Waterson’s odds are worth more and we believe that most punters will place a bet on her. She’s coming off a great run and she’s undoubtedly poised to beat the former champion and get a shot at the belt.

SportPesa

sportpesaOriginally a Kenyan bookie, SportPesa rose to prominence in the UK not long ago. Thanks to partnerships with Premier League clubs and ad campaigns, it became one of the finest PL betting bookies. Other sports and events can be found at the site including tennis, basketball, horse racing, and MMA/UFC events.

The full-time odds for the Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson fight are in favour of the Polish former champion. Jedrzejczyk is given odds of 4/19 while Waterson is available @ 11/4. Since there are no other markets available, it’s fair to say that Waterson is the better punt. Jedrzejczyk’s odds are simply too low to bring you anything in return.

Of course, we’re not undermining her chances. Even though her foray in flyweight wasn’t great, she’s a fierce fighter that can still defeat anyone in the Octagon. Waterson will prove a tough challenge, but you should also keep in mind that she’s never won a belt in strawweight category before.

Jedrzejczyk, on the other hand, has defended her belt a record 5 times before losing it to Rose Namajunas. She’s certainly eager to get it back and a win against Waterson will bring her inches from the title.