UFC on ESPN 27: Miranda Maverick vs. Maycee Barber Picks and Predictions

UFC on ESPN 27: Miranda Maverick vs. Maycee Barber Picks and Predictions Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick

UFC: Saturday, July 24th at 7:00 PM EDT

The Line: -- Maycee Barber +135 / Miranda Maverick -155 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Miranda Maverick and Maycee Barber face off on Saturday in a women’s flyweight showdown in the main card of UFC on ESPN 27 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

Miranda “Fear The” Maverick comes into this fight with an 11-2 record overall and since coming into the UFC she has won each of her two fights.In Maverick’s last fight against Gillian Robertson, she outstruck her opponent 71-27 and that was enough to come away with the unanimous decision. Maverick is averaging 6.00 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.85 significant strikes per minute. Maverick likes to get the fight to the ground and he is currently averaging 2.25 successful takedowns every 15 minutes. Maverick is successful on 75 percent of her takedown attempts and also stops 50 percent of her opponents takedown attempts. 

On the other side of this fight is Maycee Barber who sits with an 8-2 record overall but she has lost two fights in a row. In Barber’s last fight against Alexa Grasso was in February of 2021, and even though she had three takedowns, it wasn’t enough as she lost by unanimous decision. Barber is averaging 5.21 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.00 significant strikes per minute. Barber likes to get the fight to the ground and is averaging 1.44 takedowns every 15 minutes, and she is successful on 40 percent of her takedown attempts. Barber also stops 80 percent of her opponents takedown attempts. 

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This should really be closer to a pick-em, and I think Barber is going to find success in this one. Barber is going to slow down the pace of Maverick, and that will be the difference as Barber comes away with the victory. 

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Shane’s Pick Maycee Barber +135

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