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The main card spotlights a Women’s Strawweight fight, as Polyana “Dama de Ferro” Viana takes on Tabatha “Baby Shark” Ricci. A winner of two straight, Viana seems to have ironed out whatever hiccups that saw her lose three straight. Aiming to get back into the division’s top five, a win here could have Viana on the precipice of doing such. Meanwhile, Ricci is coming off a decision victory over Maria Oliveira. An important win, not only because it was Ricci’s first in the UFC, but a bounce back from her first professional defeat.

As for a prediction, I have Ricci winning. While this fight can go about several ways, it’s the forward movement, takedowns and top control of Ricci that I favor. Obviously Viana has a dangerous guard game and has a plethora of submissions in her arsenal, but Ricci’s ground skills are excellent and should hold up. On the feet, Ricci may not be the best striker, but she wings punches and charges forward. Something in which I believe Viana will have a hard time generating offense because of. In the end, I believe a mix of takedowns and forward pressure by Ricci will aide her to a decision victory.

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