Current rankings @ Women’s Flyweight
When is Arteaga vs Taylor-Melendez?
Veta Arteaga could potentially take on Keri Taylor Melendez, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Arteaga vs Taylor-Melendez stats
Veta Arteaga would step into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Keri Taylor Melendez would make her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 5 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Melendez would have a slight advantage in power over Arteaga, with a 20% knock out percentage over Arteaga's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Melendez would have an advantage over Arteaga, with a 40% submission rate over Arteaga's 29%.
Veta Arteaga is the younger woman by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Melendez has a height advantage of 2 inches over Arteaga. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Arteaga is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made her debut in 2016, 9 months earlier than Melendez, whose first professional fight was in 2016. She has fought 22 more professional rounds, 31 to Melendez's 9.
Arteaga vs Taylor-Melendez form
Veta Arteaga has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she defeated Vanessa Porto at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by in the 2nd round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Desiree Yanez at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Alejandra Lara at Bellator 235 on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Before that, she had lost to Ilima Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
She had beat Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 205 on 21st September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centurylink Arena, Boise.
Arteaga's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Melendez's last 3 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 30 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Arteaga vs Taylor-Melendez?
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