More betting opportunities are right around the corner for MMA fans. Specifically, early in the main card for the next UFC event is a women’s Flyweight showdown that is worth some attention.
This battle to watch out for is between Maycee Barber and Miranda Maverick. These two have put together exceptional resumes and should put on a show for fans.
- Date: Sat, July 24, 6:00 PM
- Venue: UFC Apex
- Watch on: ESPN+
Maycee Barber (8-2-0): Can She Snap Her Losing Streak?
Barber is currently on a two-fight skid heading into this one. Her most recent performance was a unanimous decision against Alexa Grasso back in February of this year.
Her fighting resume shows that she has five wins by knockout, two by submission, and one by decision. So far, she has been great on her feet and has the ability to close fights out early.
“The Future” has a striking accuracy of 52 percent and a grappling accuracy at 40 percent. She lands 5.21 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 3.00. This is a solid ratio that shows good numbers on both sides.
Barber has a takedown defense at 80 percent and a significant strike defense at 50 percent. She also averages 1.44 takedowns and 0.20 submissions every 15 minutes.
Miranda Maverick (11-2-0): Can She Make it Eight Straight?
Maverick is currently on a seven-fight winning streak heading into this one. Her most recent battle was a unanimous decision against Gillian Robertson back in March of this year.
Her fighting resume shows that she has one win by knockout, five by submission, and three by decision. In most of her battles so far, she has been able to dominate on the ground and control the pace of the fight.
“Fear The” has a striking accuracy at 48 percent and a grappling accuracy at 75 percent. She lands 6.00 significant strikes a minute while taking on 2.85. In just two UFC battles, this is shaping up to be a great ratio.
Maverick has a takedown defense at 50 percent and a significant strike defense at 61 percent. She also averages 2.25 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.
Odds For This Event
The market is showing Maverick as a slight favorite for this battle. For the moneyline, BetOnline has the odds currently set at:
- Barber: +115
- Maverick: -135
*odds are subject to changes
Free Betting Pick
Both fighters have a unique specialty to their fighting style. Barber is arguably a better striker, while Maverick owns the ground.
Barber will need to stay on her feet in this matchup, but will her 80 percent takedown defense hold up? Maverick has solid striking ability, and her numbers are slightly inflated in just two fights.
Overall, this is going to be a long-distance fight. Look for Maverick to control the tempo and potentially close it out early if given the opportunity.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Maverick wins via decision, at -135
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