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UFC 293 Betting Preview: Shane Young vs. Gabriel Miranda

September 9, 2023

UFC 293 will aim to impress with the amount of matchups for betting opportunities. The early prelims, for example, are offering a great featherweight battle between Shane Young and Gabriel Miranda. 

  • 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+)

Shane Young Betting Preview

Young is hoping to break his three-fight losing streak soon. His most recent defeat was a unanimous decision against Blake Bilder back at UFC 284 in February earlier this year.

He has compiled an impressive resume with 13 wins under his belt, featuring six knockouts, four submissions, and three victories by decision. Notably, seven of his 13 triumphs have culminated in first-round finishes, while six of his seven losses have been determined by decision.

Going by the nickname "Sugar," he showcases a striking accuracy of 41 percent and a takedown success rate of 19 percent. His offensive stats reveal an average of 5.23 significant strikes delivered per minute, countered by 5.51 significant strikes absorbed, resulting in a slightly unfavorable ratio.

His defensive prowess shines through with a 52 percent defense rate against significant strikes and a 65 percent success rate in thwarting takedown attempts. Additionally, he executes 0.63 takedown attempts per 15 minutes of fight time.

Gabriel Miranda Betting Preview

Miranda recently lost in his UFC debut, which was a second round TKO against Benoit St. Denis back in September of last year at UFC Fight Night 209. This snapped his previous three-fight winning streak dating back to late 2019.

He boasts an impressive record of 16 victories, with one knockout and an impressive 15 submissions under his belt. Remarkably, 14 of these victories have culminated in first-round finishes, while four of his six losses were determined by decision.

Going by the moniker 'Fly,' he consistently demonstrates striking precision at an astounding 54 percent, and his takedown success rate stands at 33 percent. His average of 3.80 significant strikes landed per minute is commendable, though he absorbs a substantial 7.97 in return, leading to an unattractive ratio.

His defensive capabilities are commendable, deflecting 37 percent of significant strikes. However, he has room for improvement in defending against takedowns. On the ground, he showcases activity, averaging 2.85 takedowns every 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie’s latest offering is the following moneyline, showing that Shane Young is a slight favorite to win this battle. Both fighters are stacked up well for this showdown, making this a great opportunity.

  • Gabriel Miranda: +140

  • Shane Young: -166

If the fight stays on the ground, Young is clearly the favorite. They will likely engage in a striking war, but the fight should point to Young.

Final Pick: Take Shane Young to Win at -166