MMA Preview – Joanne Calderwood vs Jennifer Maia at UFC Vegas 5

JOANNE CALDERWOOD VS JENNIFER MAIA FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 5? Sunday 2nd August, 2020 – 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 5? The APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC Vegas 5 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 5? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

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!

JOANNE CALDERWOOD VS JENNIFER MAIA STATISTICS

Stats sourced via ufcstats.com

JOANNE CALDERWOOD VS JENNIFER MAIA LOWDOWN

With no viable contenders for Valentina Shevchenko at the moment, an impressive win could easily bag Joanne Calderwood a title shot. After a brilliant submission over Kalindra Faria and decision over Ariane Lipski, Calderwood suffered the fourth setback of her UFC career losing a decision to Katlyn Chookagian. However, she bounced back with a hard-fought decision over Andrea Lee in her last outing.

Jennifer Maia was also on the wrong side of a unanimous decision to Chookagian which was her last fight back in November. She is now 2-2 in the UFC after losing her debut to Liz Carmouche, but she has very impressive decision wins over veterans Alexis Davis and Roxanne Modafferi.

JOANNE CALDERWOOD VS JENNIFER MAIA PREDICTION

This is likely to be a three round stand-up battle with an exciting display of boxing and Muay Thai. The flyweight division is crying out for a stand-out performance and they will both want a finish, but the judges will more than likely be called upon.

It seems, Maia’s biggest opponent has been the scale and if she struggles with the weight again, Calderwood will exploit any deficit in energy with her relentless output and ultimately sway the judges with her diverse attack.

Winner: Calderwood via Decision

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