MMA Preview – Ariane Lipski vs Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Vegas 59
ARIANE LIPSKI VS PRISCILA CACHOEIRA FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 59? Sunday 7th August, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 59? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 59? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC Vegas 59 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC Vegas 59? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
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ARIANE LIPSKI VS PRISCILA CACHOEIRA LOWDOWN
Ariane Lipski (14-7) just bounced back from a two-fight skid for the third time in her career. The second time occurred in her first two UFC fights in 2019 against Brits Joanne Wood and Molly McCann. She responded with a unanimous decision over Isabela de Padua (2019) and merciless kneebar on Luana Carolina (2020) but slipped again getting TKO’d by Antonina Shevchenko (2020) and Montana De La Rosa (2021). However, she has kept afloat with a unanimous decision over newcomer Mandy Bohm.
Priscila Cachoeira (11-4) got off to an even worse start to her UFC career. She received a baptism of fire on debut getting mauled and submitted by the flyweight Queen Valentina Shevchenko (2018) with McCann and Carolina piling on the misery the following year with unanimous decisions. Her next two opponents were less skilled, but she showed a lot of character in replying with two knockouts over Shana Dobson (2020) and Gina Mazany (2021). She then got submitted by Gillian Robertson (2021) but is also coming off a hard-fought decision over Ji Yeon Kim back in February.
ARIANE LIPSKI VS PRISCILA CACHOEIRA PREDICTION
This is destined to be fireworks. They are both aggressive and always hunt the finish. Cachoeira is purely a striker and has the power to cause any 125 pounder issues. Lipski is also a quality striker from a Muay Thai background so we can expect some spicy exchanges on the feet.
Both of their weaknesses lie in their wrestling although this will be key for Lipski. She has got beaten up on her back, but she has brilliant jiu-jitsu and she will pounce on any opportunity to get the fight to the ground so she can hunt a limb or the neck.
If this stayed on the feet for three rounds, Cachoeira’s power and aggression will shine through, but Lipski has the skill to mix things up. She can utilize her technique and reach to counter the Brazilian and if she can take the fight away from her in the clinch and if it goes to the floor a submission may open itself up.
Prediction: Lipski via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)