February 16, 2024 4:32 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Andrea Lee vs Miranda Maverick at UFC 298

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When is UFC 298? Sunday 18th February, 2024 - 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 298? Honda Center, Anaheim, California (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC 298? Click here to buy tickets for UFC 298

What channel is UFC 298 on? TNT Sports 2

Where can I stream UFC 298? TNT Sports subscribers can stream the fight online via the TNT Sports website and Discovery+

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


Andrea Lee (13-8) is on the second three-fight skid of her career which is not a good look. However, last time she responded with finishes over Antonina Shevchenko (2021) and Cynthia Calvillo (2021). She is coming off three decision losses in a row denting her UFC record to 5-6 but they were all to quality ranked fighters in Viviane Araujo (2022), Maycee Barber (2023) and Natalia Silva (2023).

Miranda Maverick (12-5) has been more consistent but has struggled against more powerful grapplers. She lost decisions to Maycee Barber (2021) and Erin Blanchfield (2021) and bounced back with dubs over Sabina Mazo (2022) and Shanna Young (2022). She then got outpointed by Jasmine Jasudavicius (2023) but is coming off a vintage submission and armbar over Priscila Cachoeira back in at UFC 291 in July.


This has got split decision written all over it and is likely to come down to how much control time Maverick can get. They are both well-rounded, but Lee will try and keep the fight on the feet whereas we expect Maverick to try and take her down.

Lee is very technical, and her four-inch reach and three-inch height advantage should allow her to pile on the volume. We expect Maverick to combat this by closing the distance and applying enough pressure to shut her down.

We are leaning slightly towards Maverick as if she can seal a couple takedowns and spend enough time in the clinch, she will sway the judges. However, Lee has solid takedown defence, and we can see her creating enough room on the feet and get the nod with her output. She is the value pick as the underdog.

Prediction: Maverick via Decision

Value bet: Lee via Decision

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