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UFC 293 Betting Preview: Kevin Jousset vs. Kiefer Crosbie

September 9, 2023


UFC 293 shows plenty of promising matchups worth your attention for betting opportunities. One fight to check out is the welterweight showdown that kicks off the early prelims between Kevin Jousset and Kiefer Crosbie. 

  • 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+)

Kevin Jousset Betting Preview

Jousset is currently on a three-fight win streak and is making his debut in the UFC. His previous success was a third round TKO against Kitt Campbell back at Hex Fight Series 26 in May of this year.

He has put together eight wins so far, which consists of four knockouts and four decisions. Three of his knockouts have resulted in first round finishes and he has one loss each by knockout and decision.

He has moved around various fighting leagues over the course of his career. Some notable examples include 2-2 in Eternal MMA and 4-0 in HFS.

He currently sports a fifth place ranking among the best fighters from New Zealand and Australia. When looking at middleweight, he tops the field. This is a great opportunity to show off his skills and improve his rank.

Kiefer Crosbie Betting Preview

Crosbie is also making his UFC debut and is on a two-fight win streak. His most recent victory was a first round TKO against Alex Oliveira back at Rise Fighting Championship in April of this year.

He has a balanced resume with 10 wins, which is composed of five knockouts, two submissions, and three decisions. Half of his 10 wins have ended within the first round and he has one loss each by knockout, submission, and “other”.

“Big Daddy” has moved to a few different fighting leagues during his time professionally. He has gone 4-3 in Bellator and 3-0 in BAMMA.

Crosbie had also gone 6-5 in amateur fights before turning pro, which has arguably been a much better transfer. He will need to showcase a lot of talent in order to win this battle.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's newest release features the current moneyline, indicating that Kevin Jousset holds a slight edge in this contest. With both fighters evenly matched for this showdown, it presents an excellent betting opportunity.

  • Kiefer Crosbie: +135

  • Kevin Jousset: -155

Crosbie is an appealing option due to his current resume and odds. However, he has some bad losses on his resume against weaker opponents. His recent win against Oliveira is not that impressive either, as Oliveira went 11-10 in the UFC before losing his spot.

Jousset has battled some quality opponents lately that should give him positive momentum. Look for him to secure the knockout win.

Final Pick: Take Kevin Jousset to Win at -155