UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez- Felicia Spencer vs Leah Letson: Prediction and Analysis

Published 11/10/2021, 2:45 PM EST


The UFC will return to the UFC APEX this weekend. UFC Vegas 42 will feature the much-anticipated featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez as the headliner. Besides the main event, there are many more entertaining bouts. One of them is the fight between Felicia Spencer and Leah Letson.

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Spencer, a former title challenger, has only two wins in her UFC career. Her skid began after she lost to Amanda Nunes in 2020 and continued into her next bout against Norma Dumont. Hence, ‘Feenom’ desperately needs a win to not go 0-3 in her last three.

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Leah Letson, on the other hand, has fought only once in the UFC. She is currently 1-0 in the promotion and is coming back to the octagon after a long hiatus.

Considering the shallowness of the division, a win in this fight will surely fast-track the journey of the women’s featherweight fighters to the UFC gold strap.

Felicia Spencer vs Leah Letson: Prediction and Analysis

Felicia Spencer has a decent professional fighting record of 8-3. She has two knockout wins and four submission wins on her MMA resume. The former featherweight title challenger is 2-3 in the UFC. Interestingly, both her previous wins came via a knockout in the very first round of the bout.

Meanwhile, Letson has a professional fighting record of 5-2 under her name. She has finished three of her opponents via knockout. ‘Nidas’ made her UFC debut in 2018 and has fought only once.

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Coming into the fight, ‘Nidas’ has a three-inch reach and one-inch height advantage over Spencer. However, the latter has more fight experience than Letson.

‘Feenom’ was a champion in her previous promotion. Also, she fought the UFC #1 pound-for-pound women’s fighter. Hence, she has a clear advantage over Letson. The latter was away from fighting for three years. This kind of layoff surely affects the fighters inside the octagon.

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The fans might see a lot of striking exchanges in the fight. However, it won’t be a walk in the park for ‘Nidas’ to knockout Spencer, as she is yet to be finished in her career. This fight might go the distance if Letson doesn’t find an early finish, and the odds might fall in the favor of the more experienced fighter Spencer.

 

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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