Two of the top-10 in the UFC women's flyweight division meet in the Octagon this weekend as Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo go head-to-head at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN+, with prelims at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+).
Grasso, ranked No. 8 in ESPN's divisional rankings, has won three fights in a row, most recently a submission win over Joanne Wood in March. Araujo, ranked just behind Grasso at No. 9, enters the fight following a unanimous decision win over Andrea Lee in May. This will be both fighters' first time headlining a UFC card.
Brett Okamoto spoke to Syndicate MMA coach John Wood to get his perspective on the matchup. He coached against Araujo when she beat Roxanne Modafferi in January 2021 and he coached against Grasso when she beat Wood. Betting analysts Ian Parker and Reed Kuhn add their insights and analysis for the main event, plus offer other intriguing bets they like.
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