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UFC 297 Betting Preview: Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson

January 20, 2024

There is an enticing undercard duel at UFC 297, where Charles Jourdain faces Sean Woodson in a featherweight bout. Scheduled for the preliminary card on Saturday, January 20, at 8:00 PM ET in Toronto's Scotiabank Arena, Jourdain currently maintains a moderate favorite status with a -214 moneyline.

Charles Jourdain Betting Preview

Jourdain has gone 2-2 in his last four fights, but has succeeded in his last two battles. His previous success was a first round guillotine choke submission over Ricardo Ramos back at UFC Fight Night 228 in September of last year.

He has put up 15 wins that are composed of eight knockouts, five submissions, and two decisions. He has earned five first round finishes out of his 15 wins. He also has five of his six defeats coming by decision.

“Air” gets 50 percent of his strikes to land, but is only successful about 17 percent of the time with his takedowns. He is aggressive when striking, as he lands 5.71 significant strikes and takes on 4.21. This is a solid ratio, but it would be more appealing if he could defend better.

Jourdain is not active on the ground, as he lands 0.10 takedowns and 0.51 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time. He also defends solidly against significant strikes at 58 percent and about average against takedowns at 48 percent.

Sean Woodson Betting Preview

Woodson has won three out of his last four fights, with the other one being a draw (split). His most recent battle was a unanimous decision victory over Dennis Buzukja at UFC on ESPN 50 in August of last year.

He has accumulated 10 wins so far, which have been three knockouts, one submission, and six decisions. In three of his wins, he was able to end it in the opening round of action. He also has one defeat, which has been by submission.

“The Sniper” produces 46 percent of his strikes and 80 percent of his takedowns. He is delivering 5.41 significant strikes and absorbing 4.00 from opponents. This is similar to Jourdain’s, as he will need to defend better in order to have a good fight here.

Woodson lands 0.71 takedowns and 0.54 submissions in each 15 minutes of fight time. He also defends against significant stories at 58 percent and has an appealing defense against takedowns at 83 percent.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The UFC 297 betting scene at MyBookie offers plenty of excitement, where the odds moderately favor Charles Jourdain's victory. Enhance your potential payout by incorporating him into a parlay with other fights or choosing a prop bet that aligns with his performance. Jourdain has a slightly more appealing resume and striking to win this battle.

Final Pick: Charles Jourdain -214