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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Alex Caceres vs. Giga Chikadze

August 26, 2023

An excellent featherweight bout in the upcoming UFC Fight Night preliminary card should be on your radar. This betting opportunity is between Giga Chikadze and Alex Caceres.

  • Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore

  • Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 AM CDT

  • Prelims: 4:00 AM CDT

  • Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+

Giga Chikadze Betting Preview

Chikadze is looking to rebound after his tough loss to Calvin Kattar. Although rebounding here against Caceres will not be an easy feat.

He had previously been a lock in the featherweight division until his bout with Kattar. He will need to bounce back viciously if he wants any shot at climbing the division and back in talks for a title shot.

Striking suits him well, as he lands 4.05 significant strikes each minute and has accumulated nine knockouts in the process. He had previously showcased three wins in a row before the Kattar loss, which was a decent surprise.

He has shown extensive footwork in most of his battles and this will likely be no exception. His body kicks are brutal and he will use this to keep his opponents on the outside.

Alex Caceres Betting Preview

Caceres has won his previous two battles and is aiming for another. He has never really been a dominant fighter in one particular category, but consistent enough to get the job done.

He has a striking accuracy at 51 percent, which could come in handy. However, he will need to close that gap in order to be successful and potentially wrestle Chikadze on the ground.

His positive attitude is likely what drives him to keep competing, as he has experienced just about everything that this division offers. In his last fight he was knocked down three times, but managed to find a way to win with resiliency.

Caceres has to be aggressive if he wants a shot at winning. This will arguably be one of his toughest matchups in his career, so he definitely needs to be prepared for this.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The odds from MyBookie show this bout gives a moderate edge to Giga Chikadze. Adding Chikadze to a parlay could offer more appealing odds in addition to other fights on the night.

  • Alex Caceres: +205

  • Giga Chikadze: -240

Caceres has been consistent in his fighting ability, but not consistent against opponents that he arguably should have won against. Chikadze is likely coming for blood in order to get back on track.

Chikadze will likely set the pace and control the fight early. Caceres will likely slip up somewhere and lose out on points. If Chikadze is also able to keep it on the ground, this will also go in his favor.

Final Pick: Take Giga Chikadze to Win at -240

Written By: Christopher Dykes