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UFC 293 Betting Preview: Blood Diamond vs. Charlie Radtke

September 9, 2023

Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping lineup of betting opportunities at UFC 293, with thrilling matchups in every corner. Don't miss the electrifying welterweight showdown between Mike Mathetha and Charlie Radtke, set to light up the final bout of the early prelims.

  • Location: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

  • Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET (PPV)

  • Prelims: 8:00 PM ET (ESPN/ESPN+)

Early Prelims: 6:30 PM ET (ESPN+)

Mike Mathetha (Blood Diamond) Betting Preview

Mathetha has not won a battle in his time with the UFC, as these have been losses in his last two fights. This recent defeat was a unanimous decision against Orion Cosce back at UFC 277 in July of last year.

He has three wins on his record, with one each coming by knockout, submission, and decision. His only submission has been a first round finish and he has one loss each by submission and decision.

“Blood Diamond” has landed 63 per of his strikes but nothing for takedowns yet. His significant strike ratio has been positive, as he delivers 3.26 and takes on 2.04.

He has defended against significant strikes 44 percent of the time and against takedowns at 69 percent. He has not been active on the ground since joining the UFC, with nothing to show for takedowns or submissions in each 15 minutes of action.

Charlie Radtke Betting Preview

Radtke will be making his UFC debut and will be fresh off of a four-fight winning streak. His most recent success was a first round rear naked choke submission over Raheam Forest back at CFFC 118 in April of this year.

He has over double the wins compared to Mathetha, coming in at seven. These consist of a balanced resume of three knockouts, two submissions, and two decisions. In addition, three of his wins have been first round finishes and two of his losses have come by decision.

He tried out with Bellator back in 2019, but was unsuccessful in his debut. He has had the best luck with Cage Fury Fighting Championships, where he is currently 4-0.

Radtke has had consistent battles against good fighters, but none of them have been over seven wins. This will be another decent test, but he will need to finish it early in order to impress. 

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

In the latest betting lines offered by MyBookie, Charlie Radtke emerges as a prominent frontrunner for victory in the impending competition. It might be a strategic move to contemplate including Radtke in a parlay wager, enhancing his prospects alongside other matches slated for the night.

  • Mike Mathetha: +285

  • Charlie Radtke: -350

Mathetha has solid stats in the UFC, but it has not been enough to prove he is worth it here. Look for Radtke to take advantage of the opportunity.

Final Pick: Take Charlie Radkte to Win at -350