MMA Preview – Maycee Barber vs JJ Aldrich at UFC Fight Night 148

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 148? Sunday 24th March, 2019 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 148? Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

What channel is UFC Fight Night 148 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 148? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

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Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 148? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Maycee Barber is only 20 years old with six fights to her name but is already making noise. She is unbeaten as a strawweight but has decided to move up to flyweight as her weight cut was getting harder and harder. She has finished all but one of her fights and is coming off a TKO in her UFC debut over Hannah Cifers who is incredibly tough and hard to put away.

The experienced JJ Aldrich also steps up to flyweight on the back of three straight wins. These were all unanimous decisions over Chan-Mi Jeon, Danielle Taylor and Polyana Viana in her last fight.

THE PREDICTION

Aldrich is a huge test for Barber who is a fantastic striker as an elite Taekwondo practitioner. She has also got a good submission game but will want to keep the fight on the feet where she is most comfortable.

However, Barber has a suffocating pace and closes the distance effortlessly with powerful wrestling. She is very strong and despite the stand-up skills of Aldrich, Barber has the ability to stifle them by clinching and taking the fight to the ground.

Winner: Barber via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.