Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in New York City, New York, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield will take on Molly “Meatball” McCann in the Women’s Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 281 card.

In this post, we will break down Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 23-year-old, Erin Blanchfield is coming in with a 9-1-2000 record. Blanchfield will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against JJ Aldrich at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik in June.

McCann, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Hannah Goldy on June 4, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall and holds a 13-4-0 record.

Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
23
Age
32
5′ 4″
Height
5′ 4″
125 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
66″
Reach
62″
9-1-2000
Record
13-4-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Erin Blanchfield has an orthodox fighting stance with a 66″ reach. The 32-year-old, Molly McCann is an orthodox fighter with a 62″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Erin Blanchfield:
→ Blanchfield’s striking accuracy is 56%.
→ Blanchfield lands 5.69 significant strikes per minute.
→ Blanchfield’s takedown accuracy is 66%.
→ Blanchfield’s takedown average is 3.99 per 15 minutes.
→ Blanchfield’s takedown defense is 75%.

Blanchfield comes in with 56% striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.69 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, McCann fires at 50% accuracy, landing about 5.84 significant strikes per minute. Erin Blanchfield also has a 66% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.99 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to McCann’s 1.73 takedowns and 46% takedown accuracy.

Molly McCann:
→ McCann’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ McCann lands 5.84 significant strikes per minute.
→ McCann’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ McCann’s takedown average is 1.73 per 15 minutes.
→ McCann’s takedown defense is 46%.

Molly spent on average 12:32 minutes in the Octagon and Erin has an average fight time of 12:33 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 281 is live in , who do you think will win, Erin or Molly? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Date
November 12, 2022
Location
New York City, New York, USA
Matchup
Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann

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