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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Farid Basharat vs. Kleydson Rodrigues

September 2, 2023

Early in the preliminary card in the upcoming UFC Fight Night, there is a bantamweight bout worth your betting eyes. This is a showdown between Farid Basharat and Kleydson Rodrigues.

  • Location: Accor Arena, Paris

  • Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023

  • Main Card: 3:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 12:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Farid Basharat Betting Preview

Basharat is undefeated through 10 professional battles so far in his career. His most recent success was a unanimous decision against Da’Mon Blackshear back in UFC 285 in March earlier this year, his debut in the UFC after his success in Dana White’s Contender Series.

He lays claim to an outstanding tally of 10 triumphs in his name, demonstrating his multifaceted expertise with one knockout, five via submission, and four through decisions. Notably, two of these 10 victories were swiftly secured in the opening round.

In the realm of precision striking, "Ferocious" boasts a remarkable 64 percent accuracy rate. His ability to execute takedowns stands at a commendable 60 percent, reflecting his adeptness in this aspect of the sport. In terms of significant strikes, he delivers an impressive 5.80 per minute while adeptly absorbing only 2.43 from his adversaries.

On the defensive front, his brilliance shines brightly, deflecting a notable 60 percent of significant strikes aimed at him and thwarting an impressive 83 percent of takedown attempts. Additionally, he exhibits a degree of ground proficiency, averaging 3.00 takedown attempts per 15 minutes of action.

Kleydson Rodrigues Betting Preview

Rodrigues has gone 1-1 in UFC contests, not including his victory in DWCS. His recent battle was a first round TKO victory against Shannon Ross back in February this year at UFC 284.

Analyzing his eight victories, he has secured four through knockout, two via submission, and two by decision. Remarkably, five of these victories were decided in the opening round, while his two losses both came by way of decision.

In the striking department, "K.R." typically maintains a striking accuracy hovering around 61 percent, but his takedown success rate is notably lower at 25 percent. He consistently delivers an average of 6.00 significant strikes per minute while absorbing just 3.00, indicating a favorable ratio when he maintains this pace.

On the defensive front, he showcases a robust defense against significant strikes, with a 49 percent success rate, and he is highly adept at thwarting takedowns with an impressive 67 percent success rate. Additionally, he averages 0.97 takedowns and 0.97 submissions in 15 minutes of action.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Looking at MyBookie’s latest UFC odds, Farid Basharat appears to be a moderate edge in this showdown. A parlay bet with Basharat included could improve the betting odds for this battle.

  • Kleydson Rodrigues: +270

  • Farid Basharat: -340

Both fighters have solid resumes. However, Rodrigues seems more appealing with what he has accomplished so far.

Final Pick: Take Farid Basharat to Win at -340