UFC Fight Night is on Saturday night inside of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, as we have a women’s flyweight matchup between the number one ranked contender Katlyn Chookagian and the ninth-ranked contender Amanda Ribas. This should be an entertaining fight between two great fighters, so let’s dive into it. Check the Ribas vs Chookagain Betting Analysis.
Last Fights Record
Katlyn Chookagian won her last fight against Jennifer Maia back on January 15 via unanimous decision. Amanda Ribas got the victory last time out back at UFC 267 on October 30 as she picked up the unanimous decision win against Virna Jandiroba.
Ribas vs Chookagain Betting Analysis
This is the first matchup between these two fighters, so we do not have history to look at between the two.
The MMA betting odds are currently favoring Katlyn Chookagian, and we don’t expect this to change. This should be a great fight as both fighters have a clash of styles that should lead to this matchup being one of the most entertaining fights on the slate.
Amanda Ribas has been one of the best fighters as she has an 11-2 record and is looking to continue to climb up the rankings. She is coming off a victory over Virna Jandiroba via unanimous decision back CB at UFC 267 on October 30.
Her strikes are not providing a lot of power as she has a 27 knockout percentage thus far throughout her career. Her style is more of a grappler as she is averaging 1.99 takedowns and 1.49 submissions per 15 minutes throughout her UFC career.
If she can force this fight on the ground, it will be a great chance to maintain control and win the fight.
Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian has been one of the best fighters in the flyweight division as she is currently the number one contender, and this win could be a major chance to fight for the title in her next fight.
She has a 17-4 record so far and is on a three-fight winning streak after a unanimous decision victory over Jennifer Maia back on January 15.
Chookagian is not a knockout artist of any kind, as 14 of her 17 career wins went to the judges. Katlyn has shown the ability to win fights and should continue to win some rounds herself.
There has been no concern of any injuries that have been publicly announced for either fighter suffered in training camp as of this writing. Both fighters are coming into the octagon at 100 percent.
Ribas vs Chookagain Betting Preview
The MMA odds have this fight being very up for grabs if the betting market has anything to say. Chookagian is currently listed as a -180 favorite to win this fight, while Ribas is being listed as a +155 underdog as of this writing.
Ribas vs Chookagain Betting Prediction
According to the MMA betting trends, this is expected to be an entertaining and relatively close fight.
However, there is a reason why Katlyn Chookagian is the number one contender for the UFC Flyweight Championship, and this should be able to elevate her into the championship fight itself with a victory.
Chookagian has a five-inch height advantage, two-inch reach advantage, and a five-inch leg reach advantage. She also has a five-year age advantage as she is 33 while Ribas is 28. Chookagian has competed in eight more fights.
Katlyn Chookagian has the home country advantage, despite being from New Jersey, so she is as far as you can be to the fight.
The lesser travel and the difference in the skill of these two fighters mean we should expect Katlyn Chookagian to win this fight and continue to get closer to the championship.
How to bet on Ribas vs Chookagain
With this being a UFC matchup, it should not be too difficult to find the betting market. Depending on which sportsbook you use, this could be under Mixed Martial Arts (MMA picks) or UFC category. Since it is the main card fight, this should be one of the top fights on betting websites.