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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Joe Solecki vs. Drakkar Klose

December 2, 2023

A lightweight clash to consider for a betting opportunity is coming up soon between Joe Solecki and Drakkar Klose in the prelims for UFC on ESPN 52. Klose has a moneyline of -130, showing he is slightly favored to win.

Joe Solecki Betting Preview

Solecki is currently on a two-fight win streak coming into this fight. His most recent win was a second round technical submission (rear-naked choke) over Carl Deaton in UFC Fight Night 220 back in February of this year.

In 13 of his wins, he has accumulated nine submissions and four decisions, with eight of these wins being finished in the first round. Out of his three losses, two have ended by a decision.

He has consistently landed strikes with an accuracy of 56 percent and landed takedowns at a rate of 50 percent. His significant strike ratio is solid, but a little conservative at 2.24 significant strikes landed each minute and absorbing 1.53.

Solecki has a significant strike defense at 53 percent and defends against takedowns at 50 percent. On the ground, he has consistently added in 2.51 takedowns and 1.55 submissions per 15 minutes of action.

Drakkar Klose Betting Preview

Klose has been successful in his last two fights heading into this matchup. His recent success was a unanimous decision over Rafa Garcia back at UFC 277 in July of last year. Prior to that, he took care of Brandon Jenkins by a second round TKO.

Looking at his 13 wins, five have come by knockout while the other eight have been by decision. He only has two first round fishes, so his battles are likely not going to end early. He also has one defeat each by knockout and decision.

He lands strikes at a good success rate of 55 percent, but has a somewhat lacking takedown accuracy at 30 percent. However, he manages to deliver 4.38 significant strikes and take on 3.44, which could result in the difference of this matchup.

Klose defends solidly at 53 percent for significant strikes and 69 percent against takedowns. He also averages 1.80 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie offers the odds for this UFC betting opportunity, with Drakkar Klose as a slight favorite to win. Both stack up well on paper and should provide a compelling fight.

  • Joe Solecki: +100

  • Drakkar Klose: -130

Solecki primarily fights on the ground, while Klose prefers to stand up. If he can defend well against takedowns, Klose has a great opportunity to win this by a decision.

Spooky Express Pick: Drakkar Klose -130