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UFC Fight Island 2: Lipski vs Carolina Preview

For the third time in just seven days, we will have UFC action on Fight Island! Up next will be UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 on July 18th. This fantastic card will feature a women’s flyweight fight between up-and-comers Ariane Lipski and Luana Carolina that is sure to entertain. Both of these fighters are coming off of a win in their last fight inside the octagon and will be seeking to extend their respective win streaks.

This fight was previously linked to two other dates but was ultimately rescheduled for Saturday’s card. Now, these two women are finally set to face off in what should be an explosive fight between the two Brazilians. Which fighter will come away with the victory?!

Ariane Lipski Tale of the Tape Luana Carolina
12-5 MMA Record 6-1
26 Age 27
125 pounds Weight 125 pounds
5’6″ Height 5’6″
67 inches Reach 69 inches

Lipski’s History

Ariane Lipski flexing her muscles after weighing in. Lipski vs Carolina
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – JANUARY 18: Ariane Lipski of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Barclays Center on January 18, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ariane Lipski did not have a great start to her UFC career. After losing three of her first five pro fights, Lipski went on a massive win streak of nine wins. Lipski earned her UFC shot on the strength of this streak but ran into the more experienced Joanne Calderwood in her debut. Unfortunately for Lipski, Calderwood was on her A-game and dominated the Brazilian in her UFC debut for a unanimous decision loss. Things did not get better for Lipski in her second UFC fight, as she lost to Molly McCann via unanimous decision. However, in her last UFC fight, Lipski was able to emerge victorious over Isabela de Padua by way of a convincing unanimous decision. Can Lipski get her second win inside the UFC against a hungry Luana Carolina?

Carolina’s History

Luana Carolina flexing her muscles after weighing in. Lipski vs Carolina.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 10: Luana Carolina of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 237 weigh-in at Jeunesse Arena on May 10, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Luana Carolina’s rise to the UFC has been extremely fast. Carolina beat Mabelly Lima in just her sixth professional fight on Dana White’s Contender Series. In her next fight, Carolina dominated Priscila Cachoeira in a unanimous decision win. However, not long after her first UFC win is when tragedy struck. Leading up to her scheduled fight against Yanan Wu, Carolina discovered that she had a rare fracture in her spine. After months of intense physical therapy and training, Carolina is ready to continue her meteoric rise. Can Luana Carolina emerge triumphant over Ariane Lipski in her return to the octagon after over a year out of action?!

Fight Prediction

Every fight these two women have been in once inside the UFC has resulted in a unanimous decision. Fans should expect this fight to be no different. Although both fighters have a history of finishing their opponents, those finishes all occurred before either fighter joined the UFC. These are two evenly matched women with fantastic chins and great defense. So, who will emerge as the winner of Lipski vs Carolina?

Lipski vs Carolina Result: Carolina by unanimous decision.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 08: Luana Carolina of Brazil poses for a portrait during a UFC photo session on May 08, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

There is a reason Luana Carolina made it to the UFC as quickly as she did. To put it plainly, she is just that good. After over a year out of action, Carolina will be hungry and determined to remind everyone that she is coming for the flyweight belt.

This will not be an easy win. Ariane Lipski is an outstanding fighter that might be just as hungry as Carolina. However, I expect Carolina to emerge victorious after an absolute war between these two gladiators. I may be predicting a decision, but don’t be surprised if this one ends early as both fighters are looking to make a statement in this fight.

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