UFC on ABC 5 Picks - Amanda Ribas vs Maycee Barber Prediction

Maycee Barber vs Amanda Ribas

UFC: Saturday, June 24th at 3:00 PM ET

Betting Odds: Maycee Barber +165/ Amanda Ribas -195 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Amanda Ribas and Maycee Barber face off in a women’s flyweight showdown in the co-main event of UFC on ABC 5 at the VyStar Veteran Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Amanda Ribas and Maycee Barber Odds

Amanda Ribas is the favorite sitting at -195 while Maycee Barber is the underdog sitting at +165. The total rounds sit at 2.5 with the over paying out at -215. 

Amanda Ribas Betting Preview

Amanda Ribas sits an 11-3 record overall but over her last four fights she only has two wins. Ribas last fight came against Viviane Araujo in March of 2023 and it was a dominant victory. Ribas outstruck her opponent 98-46 and that was enough to secure the victory. Ribas is averaging 4.80 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.65 significant strikes per minute. She is averaging 2.16 takedowns every 15 minutes, and is successful on 52 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 88 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. In this fight, Ribas needs to be the aggressive fighter early and really put the pressure on Barber. 

Maycee Barber Betting Preview

Maycee “The Future” Barber comes into this fight with a 12-2 record overall and he has won four fights in a row. Barber’s last fight came against Andrea Lee in March of 2023 and it was a split decision victory. Barber outstruck Lee 48-39, but she was takedown five times in that fight. Barber is averaging 4.27 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.663 significant strikes per minute. She is averaging 1.23 takedowns every 15 minutes and she is successful on 37 percent of her takedown attempts. She also stops 47 percent of her opponent's takedown attempts. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Barber’s nickname is the future, but it’s clear that is now as she has won four fights in a row. Even though she has won four fights in a row. I do have some concerns about her heading into this game. She struggled with the takedown in the last fight, and she’s going to struggle with that again here. Ribas is going to find some success on the ground. Ribas might not get the finish, but she’s going to get the job done. Back Ribas to win by finish. 

Shane’s Pick Amanda Ribas by Finish

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