Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the Czech Republic’s Lucie Pudilova as she makes her UFC debut against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 107 in London, England. Lucie “Bullet” Pudilova Hometown: Pribram, Czech Republic Age: 22 Height: 5-foot-11 Reach: NA Weight Class: Bantamweight Camp: KBC Pribram Career Record: 6-1 Key Wins: None Key Losses: Lina Lansberg Background Fighting professionally for just three years, Czech Republic’s Pudilova has fought mainly in the Czech Republic as well as in Scandinavia. Pudilova’s only career loss was when these two fighters met in 2015. Strengths

  • Long for the weightclass
  • Has a nice jab and mixes in front kicks
  • Good takedown defense
  • No fight ending ability on the feet
  • Well-conditioned and fights at a consistent pace

Weaknesses

  • Slow in reacting to opponents moving forward
  • Can be controlled in the clinch
  • Tendency to put her back against the cage
  • Moments of inactivity on the feet

Fighter Grade Offensive Striking: D Striking Defense: D Knockout Power: D Athleticism / Speed: D Footwork: D+ Chin: C Offensive Wrestling: D- Takedown Defense: C Submissions: D Conditioning: B- Intangibles: D Overall Grade: D Matchup with Lansberg Lansberg and Pudilova match up for the second time, but for the first time in the UFC at Fight Night 107 in London. It has been two years since their first meeting, but I expect Lansberg’s game plan to remain the same. Pudilova is stunningly slow in reacting to opponents pushing forward to close the distance. Once Lansberg closes in, she’ll grab a hold of her opponent where she has a strength and skill advantage. Lansberg does well in controlling opponents against the cage and Pudilova has had a tendency throughout her career of being backed up and making a minimal effort of untangling herself from her opponent when pushed against the fence. Instead, Pudilova has relied on the referee to pull the fighters apart from inactivity and bring them back to the center of the cage. I have no reason to believe this fight will be different than the first. Lansberg will fight smart and control the clinch which ultimately controls how the fight plays out. Pudilova does not have any weapons that can alter the fight, so expect to see one way traffic with Lansberg getting her hand raised. Both fighters are pretty durable, especially Lansberg, who is one of the few fighters in recent memory to make it out of the first round against Cris Cyborg. Pudilova has a good chin and has never been finished. Add to the fact how the first fight played out, and the Over 2.5 rounds total of -220 is worth strong consideration. Furthermore, I’ll be waiting for props and taking a look at the Lansberg by decision prop. UFC Ceiling Pudilova is a young fighter that has very good size for the division. However, she hasn’t shown yet that she’s ready for the UFC. Her output isn’t high enough to beat opponents, and her tendency to be pushed against the cage will make it difficult for her to win fights in the UFC. Pudilova is only 22 years old and has time to be make adjustments, but at this point, I think she will struggle to win fights in the UFC. Fight Film Check out Lucie Pudilova in some of her most recent fights: Pudilova vs. Lansberg (first meeting) Pudilova vs. Suvi Salmimies


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