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UFC 293 Betting Preview: Jamie Mullarkey vs. John Madkessi

September 9, 2023


UFC 293 has compelling betting options in each card on the night. Early within the prelims, you can check out a lightweight bout between Jamie Mullarkey and John Madkessi that will likely be one of the best in that card.


  • 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+)

Jamie Mullarkey Betting Preview

Mullarkey is coming off of a second round TKO defeat against Muhammadjon Naimov back at UFC on ESPN 46 in June earlier this year. This snapped his two-fight win streak and he has gone 2-2 in his last four fights.

He has 16 wins currently, with 10 knockouts, three submissions, and three decisions. Seven of his 16 wins have resulted in first round finishes and four of his six losses have come by knockout.

He showcases remarkable prowess with a 47 percent accuracy rate in his strikes and accomplishes takedowns with a 36 percent success rate. In terms of his offensive game, he consistently delivers 4.20 significant strikes per minute while also absorbing the same number, effectively neutralizing any gains.

On the defensive front, his excellence shines through, boasting a 55 percent success rate in defending against significant strikes and an impressive 75 percent success rate in thwarting takedown attempts. Additionally, he actively initiates 2.91 takedown attempts and 0.18 submission maneuvers for every 15 minutes of combat.

John Madkessi Betting Preview

Madkessi has gone 1-2 in his last three battles. His recent performance was a unanimous decision defeat to Nasrat Haqparast in UFC Fight Night in September of last year.

He has put up 18 wins that are evenly split between knockouts and decisions. Five of his nine victories have been first round finishes and five of his eight losses have been by decision.

“The Bull” demonstrates an impressive level of skill, achieving a remarkable 50 percent accuracy in his strikes while lacking proficiency in takedowns. When it comes to his offensive performance, he consistently lands 5.52 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.04, indicating a solid balance.

On the defensive side, he excels with a 69 percent success rate in evading significant strikes and an impressive 86 percent success rate in defending against takedowns. Notably, he does not have any statistics for takedowns or submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the latest odds for this battle, which shows that Jamie Mullarkey is becoming a moderate favorite to win this fight. His resume appears to stand a little higher according to the market.


  • John Madkessi: +154

  • Jamie Mullarkey: -185

This matchup will be close, but striking will be key. Look for Mullarkey to win by decision with the addition of his takedowns to earn points.

Final Pick: Take Jamie Mullarkey to Win at -185