Maria Oliveira vs. Gloria de Paula – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN 37: Kattar vs. Emmett is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Austin, Texas, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Maria “Spider-Girl” Oliveira will take on Gloria “Glorinha” Paula in the Women’s Strawweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 37 card.

In this post, we will break down Maria Oliveira vs. Gloria de Paula matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 26-year-old, Maria Oliveira is coming in with a 12-5-0 record. Oliveira will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Tabatha Ricci at UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori in October.

Paula, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Diana Belbita on October 23, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill and holds a 6-4-0 record.

Maria Oliveira vs. Gloria de Paula
5′ 5″
5′ 5″
115 lbs.
115 lbs.

Maria Oliveira has an orthodox fighting stance with a 69″ reach. The 27-year-old, Gloria de Paula is an orthodox fighter with a 67″ 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.

Maria Oliveira:
→ Oliveira’s striking accuracy is 37%.
→ Oliveira lands 4.10 significant strikes per minute.
→ Oliveira’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Oliveira’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Oliveira’s takedown defense is 50%.

Oliveira comes in with 37% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.10 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Paula fires at 52% accuracy, landing about 4.20 significant strikes per minute. Maria Oliveira also has a 0% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.00 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Paula’s 0.33 takedowns and 68% takedown accuracy.

Gloria de Paula:
→ Paula’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Paula lands 4.20 significant strikes per minute.
→ Paula’s takedown accuracy is 20%.
→ Paula’s takedown average is 0.33 per 15 minutes.
→ Paula’s takedown defense is 68%.

Gloria spent on average 11:30 minutes in the Octagon and Maria has an average fight time of 9:02 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 37 is live in , who do you think will win, Maria or Gloria? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 37: Kattar vs. Emmett
June 18, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA
Maria Oliveira vs. Gloria de Paula

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