UFC 257: Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas Picks and Predictions

Amanda Ribas vs. Mariana Rodriguez

Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00 PM ET

The Line: -- Amanda Ribas -300 / Marina Rodriguez +250 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Ribas face off on Saturday in a women's strawweight battle in the main card of UFC 257 at Yas Island. 

Amanda Ribas overall has a 10-1 record overall and since coming into the UFC she has a perfect 4-0 record. Ribas last fight came against Paige VanZant in July of 2020 and in that fight he was able to lock in an armbar early in the fight to come away with the victory. Two wins for Ribas have come by submission and the other game was by unanimous decision. Ribas is averaging 4.71 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 1.67 significant strikes per minute. Ribas is averaging 2.28 takedowns every 15 minutes, and he is successful on 54 percent of her takedown attempts. Ribas also stops 85 percent of her opponents takedown attempts. Ribas is also averaging 1.9 submission attempts every 15 minutes. In this fight, look for Ribas to try and get the fight to the ground and go to work trying to lock in one oher submission attempts. 

Marina Rodriguez comes into this fight with a 12-1-2 record overall but over her last two fights she has a loss and a draw. Rodriguez’s last fight was against Carla Esparza and she actually outstruck her opponent, but she was taken down five times and that led to a split decision loss. Rodriguez’s last win came against Tecia Torres all the way back in August of 2019 and in that fight it was a dominant showing as she was able to come away with a victory. Rodriguez is averaging 5.04 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.31 significant strikes per minute. She is also averaging 0.38 takedowns every 15 minutes but she is only successful only 33 percent of the time. Rodriguez also stops 61 percent of her opponents takedown attempts. 

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Ribas is the better fighter and she is going to have no issue getting Rodriguez in a bad position and locking in the submission attempt. Back Ribas to win by submission. 

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Shane’s Pick Amanda Ribas by submission

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