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Andrea Lee vs. Miranda Maverick

February 17, 2024

UFC 298 kicks off with a women's flyweight clash featuring 15th-ranked Andrea Lee and Miranda Maverick as the opening fight of the early prelims card. The early prelims will be held on Saturday, February 17, at 6:30 PM ET at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Maverick holds a moneyline edge, coming in at -190.

Andrea Lee Betting Preview

Lee has lost her last three fights, which is arguably why the market is not feeling her at this time. She last won in 2021 and then her most recent defeat being a unanimous decision against Natalia Silva at UFC 292 in August is last year.

Throughout her career, she has secured 13 wins, comprising three knockouts, five submissions, and five decisions. Noteworthy is that two of her victories occurred in the initial round, while seven of her eight losses were decided by a unanimous decision.

Dubbed "KGB," she possesses a 47 percent accuracy in striking and a 58 percent success rate in executing takedowns. The significance of these statistics lies in her slightly positive ratio, with a notable 4.91 significant strike rate per minute and an absorption rate of 3.69.

In the UFC, Lee maintains an average of 1.84 takedowns and 0.58 submissions per 15 minutes. Her defensive prowess proves moderately effective, boasting a 64 percent success rate against significant strikes and a 54 percent success rate against takedowns.

Miranda Maverick Betting Preview

Maverick has had a good run in the UFC so far and is coming off of a solid victory in her last fight. This was a third round armbar submission over Priscila Cachoeira back at UFC 291 in July of last year, which put her back on the winning side after losing the previous fight.

She has compiled a record of 12 victories, achieving one knockout, seven submissions, and four decisions. Notably, six of these submissions were efficiently secured in the opening round of the bouts.

With a 47 percent striking accuracy and a 48 percent success rate in takedowns, she consistently demonstrates her skill. Her combat metrics reveal an average of 3.71 significant strikes landed per minute, while only absorbing 2.62, indicating a favorable performance.

Maverick averages 2.41 takedowns and 0.45 submissions per 15-minute bout. Despite a 59 percent success rate against significant strikes, there is room for improvement in her defensive skills, particularly her 42 percent success rate against takedowns.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Bookmaker offers great UFC 298 betting odds, with Miranda Maverick a favorite to succeed (-190). Both fighters have a lot to like, with Maverick obviously having a more appealing resume.

Maverick has great consistency in the UFC and has established herself as a scrappy fighter to get the job done. Look for her to pull out another quality win.

Final Pick: Miranda Maverick -190