The flyweights have come to fight. Liana Jojua and Miranda Maverick meet in a solid bout on the preliminary card of UFC 254 on October 24th. It will be a good contest between two prospects on the rise.
Jojua is flying high after her debut in a UFC submission win. At 8-3 overall, she needs a big name win now that she gets deeper into her career. Jojua is slightly better on the ground and can use that here to get another submission victory.
Maverick will make her UFC debut after a strong record in Invicta and being 9-2 overall. A well-rounded fighter, she has the chops and has faced tough competition to make this a quick one. A three-inch reach advantage should help with that tremendously.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick at UFC 254 on October 24th.
Liana Jojua: +310, (33% of action, 24% of bets)
Miranda Maverick: -420, (67% of action, 76% of bets)
Liana Jojua: $6,900
Miranda Maverick: $9,300
Maverick is a potential lineup builder. Her price is high, but the likely KO and her tougher resume could make it an easy choice. She is clearly the better fighter.
Jojua needs to hope for a longer fight and a take down or moment of weakness out of Maverick, but I don’t see it. Her subpar stand up will be a problem.
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