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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Bogdan Guskov vs. Volkan Oezdemir

September 2, 2023

Anticipate an electrifying UFC Fight Night on the horizon, offering tantalizing showdowns tailor-made for savvy betting enthusiasts. Amidst the marquee bouts, focus your attention on the impending light heavyweight spectacle showcasing Volkan Oezdemir and Bogdan Guskov—an encounter teeming with untapped possibilities.

  • Location: Accor Arena, Paris

  • Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023

  • Main Card: 3:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 12:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Volkan Oezdemir Betting Preview

Oezdemir is needing to get back on track, as he has lost his last three out of four fights. His most recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat against Nikita Krylov back in October of last year at UFC 280.

He has earned 18 wins on his resume, with 12 by knockout, one by submission, and five coming from decisions. 12 out of his 18 victories have resulted in first round finishes and three of his seven losses have come by decision.

“No Time” strikes with an accuracy of 47 percent and lands takedowns at a rate of 29 percent. He delivers 4.53 significant strikes each minute while absorbing 3.97, making this a solid ratio when striking.

He defends against significant strikes at 56 percent and takedowns at 80 percent. He also averages .47 takedowns per 15 minutes of action.

Bogdan Guskov Betting Preview

Guskov is currently working on adding to his four-fight win streak heading into this event. His previous win was a first round TKO against Carlos Eduardo in the MMA Series 64 back in March of this year.

When diving deeper into his 14 victories, 12 are knockouts and the other two are submissions. 11 of his 14 victories have been first round finishes and he has one loss each by knockout and decision.

He will be making his first appearance in the UFC. Prior to this opportunity, he had solid performances among various fights leagues. Most notably, he went 3-0 in the MMA Series Russia.

Guskov is currently ranked as the 113th best professional light heavyweight fighter in the world. If he can win this battle, it would truly raise his rank and give him some confidence going into tougher battles.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Based on the latest insights from MyBookie, Volkan Oezdemir is steadily emerging as a standout pick for this bout. Do not miss the chance to boost his odds by including Oezdemir in your parlay, alongside the other thrilling clashes of the evening.

  • Bogdan Guskov: +155

  • Volkan Oezdemir: -180

Oezdemir is getting an honest test against Guskov. He has gone 6-6 in the UFC and has even earned a current UFC ranking of the ninth best light heavyweight fighter in the division (10th in the world). Look for Oezdemir to get back on track.

Final Pick: Take Volkan Oezdemir to Win at -180

Written By: David White