- Erin Blanchfield is listed as the -300 favorite to beat J.J. Aldrich on June 4th.
- Aldrich meanwhile, opened at +250 odds, which is the longest of her UFC career.
- Blanchfield and Aldrich are scheduled to fight at UFC Vegas 56 at the UFC APEX Facility.
Erin Blanchfield has opened as the betting favorite to beat J.J. Aldrich in a matchup of female flyweights on a winning run at UFC Vegas 56.
According to the best UFC betting sites, Blanchfield is a heavy -300 favorite and Aldrich the sizable +250 underdog in their June 4 showdown:
UFC Fight Night Opening Odds:
JJ Aldrich (+250)
Erin Blanchfield (-300) https://t.co/Hf57a8ZIOj
— FightOdds.io (@FightOdds_io) May 16, 2022
UFC Vegas 56 will be headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Alexander contenders Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The event will take place at the UFC’s APEX Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Blanchfield Completely Outmatched Miranda Maverick
Erin Blanchfield in her second fight completely outmatched Miranda Maverick 🥊
— Dimers.com (@DimersCom) December 12, 2021
Blanchfield is one of the top prospects on the women’s side of things in the UFC. The 23-year-old from Elmwood Park, New Jersey is unbeaten in her two UFC appearances so far. In her most recent bout, Blanchfield set the UFC women’s flyweight record with 8 completed takedowns against Miranda Maverick at UFC 269 last December 11, 2021.
A former Eddie Bravo Invitational BJJ champion, Blanchfield began her career at Cage Fury FC and Invicta FC. After suffering her first career loss to Tracy Torres at Invicta FC 34, Blanchfield earned back-to-back Performance of the Night honors in her final two Invicta FC bouts before signing with the UFC in 2021. Blanchfield is 8-1 with two knockouts and one submission victory.
Since her loss to Torres, Blanchfield opened and closed as the betting favorite in four consecutive bouts. She however closed at +130 odds against Maverick after opening at -155 but defied the oddsmakers by delivering her best performance so far in the UFC. Blanchfield is currently the UFC’s no. 15 ranked female flyweight.
Aldrich Makes it Three-in-a-Row
Aldrich makes it three-in-a-row!
— Overtime Heroics MMA (@OTHeroicsMMA) March 12, 2022
Aldrich meanwhile defeated Gillian Robertson via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 50 last March 22 in Las Vegas. The win was Aldrich’s third straight after losing to Sabina Mazo via split decision at UFC 246 in 2020. The 29-year-old from Denver Colorado opened her UFC career with a modest 4-3 record before her current winning run.
A former amateur flyweight champion at the Sparta Combat League and Conflict MMA promotions, Aldrich earned three Performance of the Night awards at Invicta FC before she was signed by the UFC in 2016. She was a contestant in The Ultimate Fighter 23 where she lost to Tatiana Suarez in the quarterfinals. Aldrich has an overall record of 11-4 with two knockouts.
This marks the fifth time in her UFC career that Aldrich will carry the plus money sign next to her name and her longest opening odds when fighting inside the UFC Octagon. Previously, her longest odds were at +185 when she lost to Maycee Barber in her flyweight return at UFC Fight Night 148.