In a women’s flyweight matchup on the preliminary card of UFC 255, Antonina Shevchenko will take on Ariane Lipski Saturday in Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 35-year-old Shevchenko enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 8-2 and ranked #15 in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings. This is her second UFC fight in 2020. Shevchenko fought in May at UFC on ESPN 9, where she lost to Katlyn Chookagian by unanimous decision. She’s also the big sister of the card’s co-main event and champion Valentina Shevchenko.
Before that fight, she defeated Lucie Pudilova at UFC on ESPN 5 in August 2019 in Round 2 by rear-naked choke. The 35-year-old lands 4.09 strikes per minute and has a striking accuracy of 54 percent. She also absorbs 2.66 strikes per minute and defends them at 55 percent. As for grappling, “Pantera” Shevchenko has a 0.50 takedown average per 15 minutes with 100 percent accuracy.
Lipski is coming into the APEX with a professional fighting record of 13-5. The 26-year-old from Brazil will be fighting in her second UFC bout this yea, and is currently on a two-match winning streak. “The Queen of Violence” last fought at UFC Fight Night 172 in July, where she defeated Luana Carolina.
Before she made her UFC debut in 2019, Lipski was a championship fighter at KSW (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki) in Poland. She has racked up 3.34 strikes landed per 15 minutes with 31 percent accuracy, and absorbs more strikes than her opponent at 4.52 per minute.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski at UFC 255 on November 21st.
Money line odds
Antonina Shevchenko: -167
Ariane Lipski: +130
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