Luana Santos vs. Mariya Agapova – Fight Preview & Analysis

Luana Santos vs. Mariya Agapova fight preview

UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Luana Santos will take on Mariya “Demonslayer” Agapova in the Women’s Flyweight bout. You can view the complete UFC on ESPN 59 card.

Santos brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 67″ reach. In contrast, Agapova, an southpaw fighter, stands with a 68″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 55% striking accuracy, Santos has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 6.21 per minute. On the other hand, Agapova boasts a 55% striking accuracy, landing approximately 4.67 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Luana Santos vs. Mariya Agapova matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 24-year-old, Luana Santos is coming in with a 7-1-0 record. Santos will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Stephanie Egger at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez in December.

Agapova, meanwhile, is coming off a submission loss against Luana Santos on December 9, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song and holds a 10-4-0 record.

Luana Santos vs. Mariya Agapova
5′ 6″
5′ 6″
125 lbs.
125 lbs.

Luana Santos has a orthodox fighting stance with an 67″ reach. The 27-year-old Mariya Agapova is an southpaw fighter with a 68″ 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, you fight southpaw.

Luana Santos stats

→ Santos’s striking accuracy is 55%.
→ Santos lands 6.21 significant strikes per minute.
→ Santos’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Santos’s takedown average is 1.61 per 15 minutes.
→ Santos’s takedown defense is 66%.

Santos comes in with 55% striking accuracy, typically landing about 6.21 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Agapova fires at 55% accuracy, landing about 4.67 significant strikes per minute. Luana Santos also has a 50% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.61 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Agapova’s 0.59 takedowns and 47% takedown accuracy.

Mariya Agapova stats

→ Agapova’s striking accuracy is 55%.
→ Agapova lands 4.67 significant strikes per minute.
→ Agapova’s takedown accuracy is 66%.
→ Agapova’s takedown average is 0.59 per 15 minutes.
→ Agapova’s takedown defense is 47%.

Mariya spent, on average, 8:30 minutes in the Octagon, and Luana has an average fight time of 9:21 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an interesting clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Luana or Mariya? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 59: Namajunas vs. Cortez
July 13, 2024
Denver, Colorado, USA
Luana Santos vs. Mariya Agapova

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