UFC Fight Night is set to get going this weekend from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, May 14th at 10 p.m. ET. A six-bout main card will feature a main event between light heavyweights #1 Jan Blachowicz and #3 Aleksander Rakic. Earlier on the card, there will be a women’s flyweight match between #1 Katlyn Chookagian and #9 Amanda Ribas.
Chookagian is the number one contender for Valentina Shevchenko’s flyweight title. She has a 17-4 record and has won three fights in a row, most recently taking down Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision in January of this year. Ribas typically fights at strawweight so she will be fighting up a weight class for this match. Ribas is also coming off a win and has an 11-2 record. She took down Virna Jandiroba by unanimous decision in October of 2021. At DraftKings Sportsbook, Chookagian is the favorite with -180 odds which has Ribas as the underdog installed at +155.
How to watch Chookagian vs. Ribas
Date: Saturday, May 14
Fight time: Main card starts at 10 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+ PPV
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Chookagian to win by KO/TKO/DQ: +450
Chookagian to win by Submission: +1000
Chookagian to win by Decision: +110
Ribas to win by KO/TKO/DQ: +1100
Ribas to win by Submission: +750
Ribas to win by Decision: +275
Splits: 54% of handle, 54% of bets on Chookagian
It is impressive for Ribas that Chookagian isn’t a larger favorite since she is fighting a weight class above the one that she is used to. Chookagian’s last 10 victories have come by some form of a decision. She has looked better in the ring but hasn’t shown that put away power or plus-submission ability. Even so, Chookagian is seeing the narrow edge from the public. If you think she is going to come away with the victory (like I do), then it may be beneficial to hop on her odds to win by decision as well.
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