Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Jessica Aguilar vs Kalindra Faria announced for Nov. 15 WSOF show

Kalindra Faria
Yesterday John Morgan of MMA Junkie reported that WSOF will have three championship matches on their Nov. 15 show at the Sun Dome in Tampa, FL. This show will air on NBC Sports Network in the US. TSN airs the WSOF in Canada but they don't always air the shows live. Jessica Aguilar will defend her WSOF Women's Strawweight Championship against Brazilian Kalindra Faria. So we all know about Jessica. We know how good she is. But is Kalindra a worthy challenger? Probably not. Her record is 15-3-1 and she has won her last eleven fights in a row. But she has never fought outside Brazil nor has she beaten a top fighter. So I think her record is padded. Her latest fight was a win over Serbian Sanja Sucevic on the Apr. 26 XFC show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kalindra is from Sao Paulo so that's a home game for her. That's why I talk about fighting outside her comfort zone in Brazil. It makes a difference. This fight will be in Jessica Aguilar's home turf in Florida. Kalindra won't have the home town fans on her side. I watched Kalindra's fight against Sucevic. Kalindra won by unanimous decision but I thought it could have been stopped for ground and pound at the end of round two. Kalindra was dominant but Sucevic had zero offense even in round three she knew she had to finish and still did nothing. Kalindra's three losses were to Vanessa Porto, Carina Damm and Claudia Gadelha though she did beat Damm in a rematch. And I don't rate Damm as a top fighter. So she's had an eleven fight winning streak but she hasn't fought a high level of competition. Now she's getting into the deep end of the pool against an elite fighter outside Brazil for the first time. It looks like a mismatch to me.

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