Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson Pick & Prediction

September 9, 2022

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Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson
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Irene Aldana is a -180 favorite against macy Chiasson. Their catchweight fight takes place at UFC 279 on Saturday September 10th, 2022. These fighters will make the walk right around 11PM EST. 

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Irene Aldana -180 vs Macy Chiasson

✅ Irene Aldana is a very impressive boxer that has had big wins in the bantamweight division. She has been out for a year but the striker will bring great hands and big power to this fight as well. Her boxing and movement will be levels above that of her opponent, and Aldana will absolutely steamroll at boxing range. She has some of the most real power in the bantamweight division. Her task will be staying in space where she will dominate. 

✅ Macy Chiasson earned herself a step up in competition with a surprising win as a large underdog against Norma Dumont. Chiasson found ways to get that fight to the mat in that fight. I believe that will be a difficult task for her in this particular matchup. She will have difficulty finding the range of Aldana, and will continuously eat counters at the points she gets overzealous with the forward movement. When she gets too stagnant, then Aldana will be opportunistic. For Chiasson to have success in this fight, she will have to initiate and hold the clinch for long periods and land takedowns. The takedowns will be quite difficult as Aldana is quite stout in that department. The stylistic matchup sets up poorly for Chiasson. 

✅ This matchup sets up well for Aldana, and after a year off we could even see a leveled up version that is ready to compete at the top of the division. She will be the much cleaner striker, the more powerful striker and the fighter live for a finish. A supplemental wager ITD at +250 is not something I would steer you away from, but the best bet is on Aldana flat at -180. 

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