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UFC 294 Betting Preview: Jinh Yu Frey vs. Victoria Dudakova

October 21, 2023

UFC 294 offers numerous captivating bouts that demand your focus on the upcoming night of fights on Saturday, October 21, in the United Arab Emirates. Do not miss the exhilarating preliminary contest that showcases a women's strawweight showdown between Jinh Yu Frey and Victoria Dudakova, promising an excellent betting opportunity.

  • Location: Etihad Arena, Yas Island/Yas West United Arab Emirates

  • Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • Main Card: 2:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 10:00 AM ET (ESPN+)

Jinh Yu Frey Betting Preview

Frey has lost her last three fights and needs to win badly to get back on track. Her recent defeat was a unanimous decision against Elise Reed back at UFC on ESPN 46 in June earlier this year.

In her 11 wins so far, she has one knockout, two submissions, and eight decisions. Three of her wins have ended within the first round. Of her nine defeats, five of them have been by decision.

She lands strikes at a rate of success at 43 percent and lands takedowns 38 percent of the time. Her significant strike ratio is a bit negative, as she lands 2.95 significant strikes per minute and absorbs 4.11. She will need to do a better job at defending if she beats a chance at winning.

She defends against significant strikes at 53 percent and against takedowns at 89 percent. She also manages to throw in 1.02 takedowns and 0.34 submissions per 15 minutes of fighting time.

Victoria Dudakova Betting Preview

Dudakova has not lost a fight in all seven of her matchups, but this will be another good test. Her most recent triumph was her debut in the UFC, which was a first round TKO against Istela Nunes back at UFC on ESPN 49 in July of this year.

Looking at her seven wins, she has compiled two knockouts, four submissions, and one decision. Three of those wins have resulted in first round finishes, which shows she is a threat to start her fights.

She strikes with an accuracy of 59 percent and a takedown accuracy at 56 percent. She is not an active striker, as she lands 1.41 significant strikes per minute and takes on 1.80. While this is slightly negative, it might not matter a lot since the volume is low.

While she defends decently against significant strikes at 43 percent, she does not have any averages for defense against takedowns yet. She is also aggressive with her takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time, averaging 4.82.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

According to the odds presented by MyBookie, Victoria Dudakova is strongly favored to excel in this match. The market is not keen on Frey with her recent losses.

  • Jinh Yu Frey: +400

  • Victoria Dudakova: -550

  • Dudakova’s impressive track record suggests a victory for her. Those interested in betting may contemplate including Dudakova in a parlay bet with the other scheduled fights for the evening, potentially boosting their payout if she wins.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Victoria Dudakova to Win at -550