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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Ange Loosa vs. Rhys McKee

September 2, 2023

The prelims are excellent for fighters looking to make statements in the upcoming UFC Fight Night. An example of a betting opportunity to check out is the welterweight bout between Ange Loosa and Rhys McKee.

  • Location: Accor Arena, Paris

  • Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023

  • Main Card: 3:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 12:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Ange Loosa Betting Preview

Loosa has gone 3-3 in his last six bouts and is needing to find some consistency. His most recent fight was a unanimous decision against A.J. Fletcher back in August last year at UFC 278.

He has nine victories accumulated so far, with five by knockout, one from submission, and three by decision. Six out of his nine wins have been first round finishes and all three of his losses have been decisions.

“The Last Ninja” strikes with an accuracy at 45 percent and lands takedowns about 30 percent of his attempts. His significant strike ratio is a bit negative, as he lands 6.24 significant strikes each minute and takes on 7.47.

Loosa defends against significant strikes at 50 percent and has been able to defend against all takedowns at 100 percent so far. He also has managed to land 1.00 takedown and 0.33 submissions in each 15 minutes of action.

Rhys McKee Betting Preview

McKee has won his last three battles and this one would be an excellent match to add to his streak. His previous victorious encounter was a fourth round TKO against Jim Wallhead back in April of this year at the CW 153. He has two UFC bouts on his resume, which were both losses back in 2020.

Looking at his 13 wins, 10 have come by knockout, and three by submission. Seven of his 10 successful bouts have been first round finishes and he has two losses each by knockout and decision.

“Skeletor” typically lands strikes about 54 percent of the time, but nothing for takedowns. He averages 6.83 significant strikes each minute and takes on 11.90. This ratio is not good and he needs to improve from his troubles in 2020.

McKee defends against significant strikes at 44 percent and a low 20 percent against takedowns. He does not have any averages for takedowns or submissions per 15 minutes of action.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

In the latest betting odds unveiled by MyBookie, Ange Loosa stands out as a prominent leader in this specific face-off. To improve your betting chances, consider adding Loosa to a parlay bet, combining it with other matchups slated for the evening.

  • Rhys McKee: +150

  • Ange Loosa: -180

Loosa has more quality experience in the UFC, whereas McKee is getting a second chance. Look for Loosa to be dominant.

Final Pick: Take Ange Loosa to Win at -180

Written By: David White