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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Bobby Green vs. Jalin Turner

December 2, 2023

UFC on ESPN 52 has an exceptional lightweight co-main event coming up on Saturday, December 2 between 12th-ranked Jalin Turner (13-7-0) and 13th-ranked Bobby Green (31-14-1). The moneyline odds reveal that Turner is a moderate favorite at -270.

  • Location: Moody Center in Austin, Texas

  • Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 4:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Jalin Turner Betting Preview

Turner has lost his last two fights, both of which have been split decisions. While these are not the worst defeats, it is still a loss and he needs to get back on track. His recent defeat was against Dan Hooker back in July this year at UFC 290.

He has accumulated 13 wins across nine knockouts and four submissions, while he has lost four out of seven fights by decision. In 10 of these wins, he has ended the fight in the opening round, which shows he is a dangerous opponent to start the battle.

“The Tarantula” has a striking accuracy at 49 percent and a takedown accuracy at 56 percent. His significant strike is aggressive, as he delivers 5.82 significant strikes each minute and absorbs 4.61. 

Defending against significant strikes will be key here, as he only has a 41 percent defense rate. Against takedowns, he defends at a 76 percent rate. He also lands 0.91 takedowns and 1.27 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Bobby Green Betting Preview

Green is a UFC veteran with plenty of great wins under his belt. He is currently in a two-fight win streak heading into this fight, with his recent success being a first round knockout over Grant Dawson back at UFC Fight Night 229 in October this year.

In 31 career victories, he has earned 11 knockouts, nine submissions, and 11 decisions. Out of 14 defeats, eight have come by decision. He also has 11 wins resulting in first round finishes.

“King” strikes with an accuracy at 52 percent and lands takedowns at a lower rate of 38 percent. He does a great job at landing significant strikes, with 6.15 landed each minute and only taking on 3.66. This should bode well for his success.

Green defense against significant strikes and takedowns at 63 and 74 percent, respectively. He also manages to add 1.21 takedowns and 0.32 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Jalin Turner is positioned as a moderate favorite for victory according to MyBookie. If you decide to back him, you might want to include him in a parlay with other bouts or explore prop bets for potentially higher payouts.

  • Bobby Green: +185

  • Jalin Turner: -270

Green will give this fight a huge boost in competitiveness. However, Turner should win by knockout.

Spooky Express Pick: Jalin Turner in Parlay or Prop