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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Billy Goff vs. Yusaku Kinoshita

August 26, 2023

Early within the next UFC Fight Night's preliminary card will have great battles on display for betting options that you should consider. One to check out is the welterweight clash starring Billy Goff and Yusaku Kinoshita.

  • 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+

Billy Goff Betting Preview

Goff is seeking his seventh consecutive victory with this upcoming battle. His most recent victory was a first round TKO against Shimon Smortritsky in Dana White’s Contender Series in August of last year.

So far, he has built his resume with eight wins, with six knockouts and two decisions. Three of his eight victories resulted in first round finishes and he has one loss each by knockout and decision.

In his DWCS debut, he was able to land strikes with an accuracy at 46 percent and a takedown accuracy at 50 percent. He landed 9.95 significant strikes each minute while taking on 4.15, but this ratio will likely not last as more UFC fights are on his resume.

He boasts a 59 percent success rate in defending against significant strikes and an impressive 100 percent success so far defending against takedowns. He also averages 8.29 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.

Yusaku Kinoshita Betting Preview

Kinoshita lost in his recent battle at the UFC Fight Night 218, which was a first round TKO to Adam Fugitt back in February of this year. This snapped his progress of two wins dating back to April of last year.

He has compiled six wins so far, consisting of four knockouts and two submissions. Five of his six victories have resulted in first round finishes and he has one defeat each by knockout and “other” category.

His precision in landing strikes is good, boasting a striking accuracy of 58 percent, although there is no available data on his takedown accuracy. When it comes to significant strikes, he shines, delivering an impressive 4.70 strikes every minute while absorbing only 3.79.

Defensively, he does a solid job but could be better, with a significant strike defense rate of 51 percent and a decent takedown defense rate of 43 percent. Nevertheless, he falls short when it comes to average statistics for takedowns and submissions in every 15 minutes of action.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's moneyline odds for this bout gives a slight edge to Yusaku Kinoshita. Both fighters present compelling arguments for victory, particularly due to how well their career’s stack up.

  • Billy Goff: +120

  • Yusaku Kinoshita: -140

It is hard to tell how Goff will react since this will be his first true test. He managed to end his recent DWCS early, which could translate positive momentum here.

Final Pick: Take Billy Goff to Win at +120

Written By: Gavin Richardson