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UFC 295 Betting Preview: Dennis Buzukja vs. Jamall Emmers

November 11, 2023

Dennis Buzukja (11-3-0) and Jamall Emmers (19-7-0) will battle it out in a featherweight showdown to open UFC 295 early prelims. Emmers is a moderate moneyline favorite at -260, but other prop bets might be more appealing.

  • Location: Madison Square Garden in New York

  • Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 8:00 PM ET (ESPNEWS)

  • Early Prelims: 6:00 PM ET (UFC Fight Night)

Dennis Buzukja Betting Preview

Buzukja just had his seven-fight win streak snapped dating back to 2021. His recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat against Sean Woodson back at UFC on ESPN 50 in August of this year.

In 11 victories, he has accumulated four knockouts, a submission, and six decisions. He has turned four of these wins into an opening round triumph. He also has all three losses coming by decision.

“The Great” delivers strikes at a success rate of 44 percent, but his takedowns only happen about 30 percent of the time. He lands 3.29 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 4.71. This is a bit negative and it could impact the fight.

His defense against significant strikes is a little lacking at 42 percent, but manages a success rate against takedowns at 74 percent. On the ground, he throws in 1.00 takedown and 0.33 submissions each 15 minutes of battle.

Jamall Emmers Betting Preview

Emmers has gone 3-3 over his last six fights. “Pretty Boy” recently lost to Jack Jenkins by a split decision back in June of this year at UFC on ABC 5.

His resume includes 19 wins with seven knockouts, three submissions, and nine decisions. Four of these triumphs have ended in the first round. Out of seven defeats, three have come by decision.

His striking accuracy is appealing at 47 percent and lands takedowns at 41 percent rate of success. His significant strike ratio is good, as he lands 4.95 and absorbs 3.79 significant strikes each minute.

Defensively, he fends off significant strikes at 58 percent and against takedowns at 91 percent. He also has 1.98 takedowns and 0.23 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie is showing the odds for this fight, which reveals Jamall Emmers as a moderate favorite to win. Bettors should consider adding Emmers to a parlay with other battles on the night if they believe he will win in order to boost his potential payout.

  • Dennis Buzukja: +220

  • Jamall Emmers: -260

Buzukja has a negative significant strike ratio, while Emmers is aggressive in striking. Consider adding Emmers to a parlay or a prop bet that includes him winning early.

Spooky Express Pick: Jamall Emmers to Win in a Parlay at -260