August 19, 2022 1:27 PM
Last modified date: August 19, 2022 1:28 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Miranda Maverick vs Shanna Young at UFC 278

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When is UFC 278? Sunday 21st August, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 278? Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC 278? Click here to buy tickets for UFC 278

What channel is UFC 278 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 278? 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!


After Miranda Maverick (10-4) dismantled Liana Jojua’s (2020) nose and outpointed Gillian Robertson (2021) she was climbing into prospect status. However, she went on to lose her next two. The first was a very tight split decision loss to Maycee Barber (2021) and then a more convincing one to Erin Blanchfield (2021). However, she replied in the perfect way by submitting Sabina Mazo back in March at UFC Vegas 50.

She takes on Shanna Young (8-4) who Is coming off the best win of her career. It was only Gina Mazany back in April, but it was a great performance TKOing her in the second round. It came with great relief as it was her first UFC win after losing a unanimous decision to Macy Chiasson (2020) and getting TKO’d herself by Stephanie Egger (2021).


These ladies actually duked it out in 2019 in an exhibition bout for Invicta. Maverick took home the spoils with a first-round submission and she was only 23 at the time. She has amassed some great UFC experience since so she is understandably the favourite. However, it is surprising to see her as such a big favourite.

Young will not want to tangle with her again, but she is a lot bigger than Maverick as a former bantamweight with a four-inch height advantage. Considering the odds, she is well worth a punt especially if she lands in top position herself. However, we feel Maverick’s speed, pressure and grappling will seal the deal once again.

Prediction: Maverick via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Young to win

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