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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: JJ Aldrich vs. Na Liang

August 26, 2023

Do not miss out on the betting potential in the preliminary card of the upcoming UFC Fight Night. One particular battle to check into is the Na Liang and JJ Aldrich women's flyweight bout.

  • 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+

Na Liang Betting Preview

Liang is aiming to break her two-fight skid coming into this matchup. Her most recent defeat was a first-round knockout against Silvana Gomez Juarez back in June of last year.

She has strung together 19 wins so far that consists of seven knockouts, 10 submissions, and two by others. She has 16 first-round finishes and half of these six losses have come by knockout.

“The Dragon Girl” has solid striking with an accuracy at 52 percent and a takedown accuracy at 50 percent. She lands 2.94 significant strikes each minute and takes on 4.09, causing a negative ratio in her striking.

She defends against significant strikes at 27 percent, but nothing yet against takedowns. In two UFC bouts, she has averaged 5.74 takedowns and 1.91 submissions per 15 minutes of action.

JJ Aldrich Betting Preview

Aldrich is also looking to stop her two-fight losing streak. In her previous defeat, she battled Ariane Lipski at UFC Fight Night 221 and lost by unanimous decision.

She has 11 wins so far in her career, with two coming by knockout and nine by decision. Both of her knockouts have resulted in first round finishes and three out of six losses are by decision.

She has been striking with an accuracy of 45 percent and taking down opponents with an accuracy of 25 percent. Her significant strike ratio is slightly negative, but better than Liang’s, with 3.98 strikes landed each minute and taking on 4.74.

She has a solid significant strike defense at 60 percent and has a takedown defense at 71 percent. She is not that active on the ground, averaging 0.82 takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting time.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

According to MyBookie's latest moneyline odds, JJ Aldrich is emerging as a strong frontrunner for victory in this matchup. To maximize your potential winnings, think about including Aldrich in a parlay with other fights scheduled for the evening.

  • Na Liang: +397

  • JJ Aldrich: -625

Liang has a negative significant strike ratio that will probably impact this fight. She has been aggressive on the ground, but Aldrich has a solid defense against takedowns. Aldrich is no stranger to making a fight last until a decision, where she will potentially be victorious here to break her losing skid.

Final Pick: Take JJ Aldrich to Win at -625

Written By: Gavin Richardson