UFC on ABC 5, headlined by Ilia Topuria and Josh Emmett, takes place Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. Beyond the excellent main event, we will also see top female flyweight contenders Maycee Barber and Amanda Ribas settle their differences in the co-main slot.
The Ribas vs Barber bout takes place at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, where prelims begin at 12 noon ET, while the main card begins at 3 p.m.
The Brazilian Ribas is a -188 favorite.
UFC on ABC 5: Ribas vs Barber Betting Odds
Odds as of June 20
Per our odds calculator, a $100 bet on Ribas at -188 (65.28% implied chance) pays out $153.19. The same $100 on Barber at +162 (38.17% implied chance) pays out $262.
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Odds as of June 20
Amanda Ribas vs Maycee Barber Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Amanda Ribas||Maycee Barber|
|Record||11-3 (6-2 UFC)||12-2 (7-2 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||11:18||12:14|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||4.80||4.27|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||2.65||2.63|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||2.16||1.23|
Ribas vs Barber Preview: Who Will Win?
These two ladies are more evenly matched than people might think.
How Barber Wins
Barber has tons of experience for a 25-year-old. She began on Dana White's Contender Series and started her UFC career with three straight stoppage victories. Since then, things have quieted down, but "The Future" is still a top-notch flyweight.
She's big for the weight class and packs a good punch with her straights and hooks. Ribas has a breakable chin, so I'll watch for Barber to win the way she attacked J.J. Aldrich back in 2019: come out firing and don't stop, even as your opponent tries to clinch or wrestle.
How Ribas Wins
The happy-go-lucky Brazilian has lost two of her last four but bounced back nicely vs Viviane Araujo at UFC 285. Ribas is a bit of a spazz on the feet, but once she settles in, things tend to go well for her.
She wins this fight by staying calm and allowing the striking to set up her wrestling. If she finds a rhythm with her punches moving forward, she can keep Barber on the defensive. From there, it's a takedown and control time.
Amanda Ribas vs maycee Barber Pick
I'll take Ribas to win. Grab her by decision for more value.