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We have a pair of top ten ranked fighters clashing in the Flyweight division, as Viviane “Vivi” Araujo takes on Andrea “KGB” Lee. Returning to the octagon for the first time in 2022, Araujo will look to rebound from here recent defeat to Kaitlyn Chookagian. A fight that could of very well catapulted Araujo into a title shot. Meanwhile, Lee comes into this fight on a two-fight win streak. A much needed win-streak, as Lee had previously lost three straight and potentially could of been out of the UFC entirely should of it continued. However, with back-to-back wins, both coming via finish, Lee finds herself closing in on the division’s top five.
As for a prediction, I have Lee winning. While Araujo is a talented and well rounded fighter, she has struggled against high-output strikers. Odd, considering she herself is a high-output striker that averages 5.14 significant strikes per minute. Throw in the 2.10 takedowns per fifteen minutes and 94% takedown defense, and it’s baffling how Araujo struggled with Jessica Eye and Katlyn Chookagian. Lee fitting the mold, offers more output, accuracy, wrestling and striking defense than those two. Obviously every fight is different, but sometimes styles make fights. In my opinion, this is one of those fights. So with that said, I predict Lee to outpoint Araujo in a decision victory.