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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Fernie Garcia vs. Rinya Nakamura

August 26, 2023

UFC Fight Night shows off tons of great betting opportunities. One of those battles that you should look into further is a bantamweight battle between Rinya Nakamura and Fernie Garcia.

  • 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+

Rinya Nakamura Betting Preview

Nakamura has a background in freestyle wrestling that gives him an edge in this fight. He retired from that in after 2017 and shortly went on to train in MMA.

His recent victory made quite a statement in his UFC debut last February, securing an astonishing first-round KO victory against Toshiomi Kazama in a mere 33 seconds. This is promising now that he enters the octagon for the UFC.

He has a 68 inch reach rate, he is able to keep opponents away at a decent rate. He does not have a lot of MMA bouts under his belt, but from what he has displayed, he appears to be ready for the challenge.

With his ability to also keep fights on the ground, he will likely be able to handle this fight early. Do not overlook his opponent, but understand that he is preparing for acting that could happen.

Fernie Garcia Betting Preview

Garcia, a product of Dana White's Contender Series (DWCS), secured his contract with an impressive first-round KO. However, since then, the bantamweight fighter, who holds a record of 10 wins and three losses, faced defeat via decision in both of his UFC bouts. 

With a career featuring three submissions and one TKO victory, the 31-year-old enters this weekend's matchup in Singapore with his job on the line. This will be a good test for him to see if he can handle other potential fighters in the division.

Garcia has a tendency to be battled a little slow, which does not make bettors wagering on him happy against a fighter that is aggressive. This lack of athleticism and other issues make it difficult to wager on him.

He is still rather newer to the UFC and MMA in general. He does a good job against most, but he has never battled against someone of his caliber.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

According to MyBookie's odds, Rinya Nakamura appears to have a slight advantage in this matchup. Including Nakamura in a parlay could potentially enhance the overall odds, especially when combined with other bouts on the same evening.

  • Fernie Garcia: +600

  • Rinya Nakamura: -900

Both fighters stack up well, but Nakamura has some key takeaways from his resume to give him an edge. Look for him to end this one by submission.

Final Pick: Take Rinya Nakamura to Win at -900

Written By: Christopher Dykes