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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Chidi Njokuani vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

August 26, 2023

The upcoming UFC Fight Night's preliminary battle presents promising betting prospects worth your attention. One of the matches being highlighted is the middleweight showdown featuring Chidi Njokuani and Michael Oleksiejczuk.

  • 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+

Chidi Njokuani Betting Preview

Njokuani hopes to stop the bleeding in his career with a current losing streak over his last two fights. His most recent defeat was a split decision back at UFC on ESPN 43 against Albert Duraev in March of this year.

He has 22 wins consisting of 14 knockouts, one submission, and seven decisions. 10 of his 22 victories have resulted in first round finishes and four of his nine losses have come by knockout.

“Bang Bang” strikes with an accuracy at 62 percent but has nothing to show for takedown accuracy. He lands 3.82 significant strikes each minute and takes on 2.62. This ratio is great, as he can safely strike and not take on a lot in return.

He defends against significant strikes at 56 percent and defends against takedowns at 70 percent. He does not have any averages for takedowns and or submissions per 15 minutes of action.

Michael Oleksiejczuk Betting Preview

Oleksiejczuk has gone 2-2 in his last four fights, with a recent defeat against Caio Borralho. This was a second round rear naked choke submission back in April of this year at the UFC on ESPN 45.

His 18 wins are composed of 13 knockouts, one submission, and four decisions. He has 10 wins that have been first round finishes and four of his six losses have been submissions.

“Hussar” lands strikes with an accuracy of 50 percent and takes down opponents with an accuracy of 38 percent. His significant strike ratio is slightly positive, as he lands 4.82 strikes each minute and takes on 4.02.

He defends against significant strikes at 63 percent and has a takedown defense at 45 percent. He also averages 0.60 takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting time.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie has this fight coming down to a coin flip. However, the odds currently show Michael Oleksiejczuk as a slight favorite to win this welterweight battle.

  • Chidi Njokuani: -111

  • Michael Oleksiejczuk: -114

Both fighters are evenly matched for this showdown, which should be a great battle. They both have the same number of first round finishes and similar knockouts.

The edge slightly goes to Njokuani with his ability to defend against significant strikes. Look for this to end by a knockout likely by the third round.

Final Pick: Take Chidi Njokuani to Win at -111

Written By: Gavin Richardson