MMA Preview – Montana De La Rosa vs Ariane Lipski at UFC Vegas 28

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When is UFC Vegas 28? Saturday 5th June, 2021 -22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 28? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 28? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC Vegas 28 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 28? 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!


Montana De La Rosa (11-6-1) has experienced mixed fortunes in the UFC recently. She responded to her first UFC loss which was a unanimous decision to Andrea Lee with a unanimous decision of her own against Mara Romero Borella. However, she then lost another unanimous decision to Viviane Araujo and followed it up with a draw with Mayra Bueno Silva back in February to go 4-2-1 in the UFC.

Ariane Lipski (13-6) is 2-3 in the UFC now after getting TKO’d by Antonina Shevchenko. That was back in November and it stifled some much-needed momentum after losing her first two UFC fights to Joanne Calderwood and Molly McCann. She earnt a unanimous decision over Isabela de Padua and tore Luana Carolina’s leg up with a savage kneebar but needs to dust herself off again after getting knocked out for the second time.


We have an interesting clash of styles here. They both have decent jiu-jitsu, but De La Rosa’s strength is her wrestling whereas Lipski’s strength is her striking and Muay Thai.

Lipski has a clear advantage on the feet with her technique, speed and power but the worrying stat is her takedown defence which is only 45%. She has been taken down in every fight besides the Carolina one, so we expect De La Rosa to drag her down to the canvas.

Lipski has dangerous jiu-jitsu but she cannot rely on it as De La Rosa has a brilliant top game and if she gets top position, she will be aggressive and hunt the submission. Lipski needs to be aggressive from the bell and hunt De La Rosa’s chin.

It will be a matter of time before De La Rosa lands a takedown so Lipski needs to offload her knockout power as soon as possible but we are backing De La Rosa to land a takedown before that happens and grind out a decision with a potential late submission.

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

Value Bet: Lipski to win

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