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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Chase Hooper vs. Jordan Leavitt

November 18, 2023

On Saturday, November 18, UFC Fight Night 232 will display enticing fights such as the lightweight bout between Chase Hooper (12-3-1) and Jordan Leavitt (11-2-0). Hooper is favored to win with a moneyline at -218.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

  • Main Card: 5:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 2:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Chase Hooper Betting Preview

Hooper has gone 4-3 in the UFC and recently improved his resume above .500 in the promotion. His recent performance was a unanimous decision win over Nick Fiore at UFC Fight Night 223, which got him back on the winning side after a first round TKO defeat to Steve Garcia in the fight before.

His 12 wins show a balanced resume that reveal four knockouts, five submissions, and three decisions. He has recorded four first round finishes so far. In three defeats, two have come by decision.

“The Dream” has a competitive striking accuracy at 52 percent, but lacks a strong takedown accuracy at 23 percent. His significant strike ratio shines, as he lands 5.00 and takes on 3.67 significant strikes each minute of fight time. Assuming he can lead the pace of the fight, he has a slight advantage here.

His defense needs some work, since he has a success rate against significant strikes at 36 percent and against takedowns at 50 percent. He also manages 1.47 takedowns and 2.12 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Jordan Leavitt Betting Preview

Leavitt is 4-2 in UFC contention with a solid win recently over Victor Martinez at UFC Fight Night 220. This was a first round TKO, which was appealing to see after he lost to Paddy Pimblett to a rear-naked choke submission in the fight previously.

In 11 wins, he has added two knockouts, six submissions, and three decisions, while also having five first round finishes. He also has one loss each by submission and decision.

“The Monkey King” strikes at a great rate at 61 percent, but fails to land many takedowns at a rate of 27 percent. While his significant strike ratio is solid, he does not average a lot each minute of action with 2.64 strikes landed and 1.93 absorbed.

He defends solidly against significant strikes at 57 percent and at a poor rate against takedowns at 30 percent. He spends some time on the ground with 2.31 takedowns and 1.16 submissions each 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie is showing that Chase Hooper is a moderate favorite to win this battle.

Hooper has a great ratio when striking and that will be the difference. If considering a wager on Hooper, look to include him in a multi-fight parlay on the night or select a prop bet that will potentially offer a better payout.

Final Pick: Chase Hooper in Parlay or Prop