UFC Fight Night 228: Rodriguez vs Waterson-Gomez picks and predictions

In a 3-round women’s strawweight bout on the main card, Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson-Gomez meet Saturday at UFC Fight Night 228 — also known as UFC Vegas 79 — at UFC Apex. Let’s analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s'around the UFC Fight Night 228: Rodriguez vs. Waterson-Gomez odds, and make our expert picks and predictions.

The prelims can be viewed on ESPN+ starting at 4 p.m. ET with the main card following on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET.

Records: Rodriguez (16-3-2) | Waterson-Gomez (18-11-0)

Rodriguez has dropped the past 2 fights, falling to Virna Jandiroba via unanimous decision at UFC 288 in May, while falling via KO/TKO in the 3rd round against Amanda Lemos in November 2022. The Brazilian fighter had won 4 straight fights prior to those setbacks, including 3 decision victories. Since arriving at the UFC level, Rodriguez has gone the distance in 9 of 11 fights.

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