UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivak is set to air live out of the Apex Arena. The card for UFC Vegas 68 has only one women’s MMA bout on it. That bout will happen on the preliminary card in the form of Ji-Yeon Kim vs Mandy Bohm.
Ji-Yeon Kim is a South Korean mixed martial artist who holds a professional record of 9-6-2. She is 33 and is primarily a striker. Kim was undefeated when she entered the UFC. Her run since then has been quite dismal. Kim has added only 3 wins to her resume, losing 6 bouts in the promotion including her debut against Lucie Pudilova. She is currently on a 4-fight losing skid.
Kim’s opponent at UFC Vegas 68, Mandy “Monster” Bohm, hasn’t fared much better in the promotion either. Bohm was riding a 7-fight winning streak when she made her UFC debut against Ariane Lipski. However, she lost that bout as well as the next one against Victoria Leonardo. Like Kim, she is also on a losing streak, going 0-2 in her first 2 UFC fights.
Ji-Yeon vs Bohm: head-to-head stats
|Stats||Ji-Yeon Kim||Mandy Bohm|
|Height||1.7 m||1.7 m|
|Reach||183 cm||180 cm|
Ji-Yeon Kim vs Mandy Bohm: Fight breakdown and prediction
Both Ji-Yeon Kim and Mandy Bohm have a style based on striking. However, Kim will have the edge in striking as she lands nearly twice the strikes her opponent does. Although Bohm lands more significant strikes than her UFC Vegas 68 opponent.
Kim also has a slight reach advantage over Mandy Bohm. However, one stat that neither fighter will be proud of is their significant strikes absorbed per minute. Mandy Bohm absorbs 4.2 significant strikes a minute whereas Ji-Yeon Kim absorbs nearly 6 significant strikes per minute.
Neither fighter incorporates too much wrestling in their style. In fact, both of them have a shocking 0% takedown accuracy. However, when it comes to grappling, Mandy Bohm is better than Ji-Yeon Kim.
Bohm has a takedown defense of 71% compared to Kim’s 42%. This means that Bohm will have a much easier time taking down Kim. However, that does not mean she will take down her opponent. Bohm has shown that she does not like grappling on the ground too much.
Ultimately, this fight will be a battle on the feet. With better striking numbers, it seems Kim has a better chance of winning in a straight-up striking match. However, if Bohm can use the threat of the takedown to expose Kim’s chin, she may be able to pull out the victory. But the edge has to be given to Kim considering she outstrikes her opponent by as much as two times.
Prediction: Ji-Yeon Kim to win via unanimous decision
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