UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori- Jessica-Rose Clark vs Joselyne Edwards: Prediction and Analysis

Published 10/23/2021, 8:39 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (R-L) Joselyne Edwards of Panama punches Wu Yanan of China in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back with another exciting event. UFC Vegas 41 will take place inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and fans have cleared up their calendar for this one. The light heavyweight bout between middleweights Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa will headline the event.

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Other than the main event, the UFC Vegas 41 reflects many intriguing fights on the main card. An interesting bantamweight bout between the Australian women’s fighter Jessica-Rose Clark and Joselyne Edwards is one of them.

Clark has recovered from a gruesome injury and has bounced back into the win column after a two-fight skid. She will look for a way to stay in the win column with a win in this fight. Meanwhile, Edwards is a fresh prospect and is currently 1-1 in the promotion. She will look to bounce back in the win column in this fight.

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It is an important fight for both the unranked fighters. A win in this bout will help consolidate their position on the roster. So ahead of this women’s bantamweight bout, let’s take a look at the career of the fighters and also compare their strengths and weaknesses to come to a conclusion on how the scrap could possibly end.

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Jessica-Rose Clark vs Joselyne Edwards- Battle of the Bantamweights

The Australian women’s fighter, Clark, made her UFC debut in 2017. She has a professional fighting record of 10-6 under her name. However, she lost two of her five bouts in the promotion.

On the other hand, ‘La Pantera’ has a 10-3 professional fighting record under her belt. Coming into the fight, she has a three-inch height and six-inch reach advantage over Clark. This will make it easy for Edwards to strike from a distance.

Also, Edwards is a decent striker with five of her ten wins coming from a knockout. Hence, it won’t be a walk in the park for Clark to face Edwards. Meanwhile, the Aussie has gone the distance in most of her previous bouts and she will be adept at controlling the pace in the fight too.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (L-R) Wu Yanan of China punches Joselyne Edwards of Panama in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

However, Edwards might dominate the fight with her 53% striking accuracy. It is important for Clark to keep it at close range with the Panamanian fighter to take it to the distance. Or else she might find her moment early in the fight.

Predictions– Joselyne Edwards defeats Jessica-Rose Clark via knockout

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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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