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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Denis Tiuliulin vs. Christian Letory Duncan

November 18, 2023

Denis Tiuliulin (10-8-0) steps in on short notice to take on Christian Leroy Duncan (8-1-0) in the prelims for UFC Fight Night 232 on Saturday, November 18. Duncan is now a huge favorite to win this fight with a moneyline at -425.

  • 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+

Denis Tiuliulin Betting Preview

Tiuliulin has gone 1-3 in his last four fights and is currently on a two-fight losing streak. His most recent loss was a first round knockout against Gregory Rodrigues back at UFC 292 in August of this year. This also marked the second consecutive first round defeat.

Looking at his 10 wins, he has nine knockouts and one decision. In six of those wins, he has accomplished a first round finish. In addition, half of his eight losses have come by submission.

In his last four fights, he has been a part of the UFC. His only win has been against Jamie Pickett (13-10-0), which is not really anything to brag about. In this situation, at least he did not lose to him.

Based on his recent losses, these have been against quality competition that rank in the top 20’s for best middleweights in the world. He is currently ranked as the 81st-best middleweight according to world rankings.

Christian Leroy Duncan Betting Preview

Duncan is coming off of his first defeat, which was a unanimous decision against Armen Petrosyan back at UFC on ESPN 47 in June earlier this year. This snapped his undefeated eight-fight professional win streak dating back to 2020.

In eight wins so far, he has added six knockouts, one submission, and one decision. Impressively, half of his wins have ended in the first round.

“CLD” has gone 1-1 in the UFC so far, but had previously spent all of his career in the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. There, he went 7-0 against a handful of quality opponents.

Due to his recent successes, he is currently ranked as the 63rd-best middleweight fighter in the world. This is another great opportunity for him to land a quality win and fine tune his resume.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the odds for this battle, showing that Christian Leroy Duncan is a heavy favorite to win. Bettors could add Duncan to a parlay with other fights to help boost his potential payout. In addition, a prop bet could also add a little more value.

  • Denis Tiuliulin: +315

  • Christian Leroy Duncan: -425

Tiuliulin has not shown that he is capable of handling most of what the UFC has to offer. Look for Duncan to win, potentially early in the fight.

Spooky Express Pick: Christian Leroy Duncan in Parlay or Prop