Bea Malecki vs Josiane Nunes Analysis and Prediction

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Bea Malecki vs Josiane Nunes Analysis and Prediction

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Bea Malecki (2-0) vs Josiane Nunes (7-1)

Women’s Bantamweight (135)

Bea Malecki

Sigh. Over three years with the UFC, Malecki has a loss in the Ultimate Fighter and two wins over deeply average opponents. The Swede is a tall Muay Thai fighter who hasn’t yet managed to tie together fluid transitions between the various facets of her game. There is still time for Malecki to grow into a force at Women’s Bantamweight, in part due to the shallow nature of the division. Malecki’s striking defence is woefully open, and if no improvements have been made, an aggressive opponent could raise questions of Malecki’s mental.

Josiane Nunes

Securing a slew of knockout victories in the domestic South American circuits, Nunes is an unknown entity. Nunes is sacrificing 7″ of height and reach. Likely overextending to land her overhands, Nunes will be open to Malecki’s ugly but competent uppercut. Regardless, Nunes is tenacious enough to be the first fighter to truly test Malecki’s chin. With such a height, reach and weight disadvantage, however, it would take the mother of all Hail Marys to see the UFC’s prospect lights be switched off.

Predicted Result: Malecki Decision

Nunes is tenacious enough to be the first fighter to truly test Malecki’s chin. Malecki has failed to set alight her career with the UFC over the past three years, and her woeful striking defence leaves her vulnerable as she climbs the rankings. With such a height, reach and weight disadvantage, however, it would take the mother of all hail marys to see the UFC’s prospect lights be switched off.

Who knows just how good Bea Malecki can be, but she certainly needs to up her activity | Malecki vs Nunes
Who knows just how good Bea Malecki can be, but she certainly needs to up her activity | Malecki vs Nunes

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