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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Kenan Song vs. Kevin Jousset

December 9, 2023

Bettors can check out the final battle in the preliminary card between welterweights Kenan Song and Kevin Jousset at UFC Fight Night 233 on Saturday, December 9 in Las Vegas. Jousset is slightly favored to be victorious with a moneyline at -160.

Kenan Song Betting Preview

Song has gone 1-2 over his last three fights, but was able to break his two-fight skid recently. This was a unanimous decision over Rolando Bedoya in UFC Fight Night 225 back in August of this year. In those two losses, he was defeated by knockout each time.  Looking at his 20 wins, he has nine knockouts, eight submissions, and three decisions. He has accumulated 12 first round finishes and four out of seven defeats have come by knockout.

“The Assassin” delivers 48 percent of his strikes and does better landing takedowns at a success rate of 67 percent. His significant strike ratio could lead to trouble, as he lands 4.40 significant strikes each minute and takes on 5.86.

Song typically defends against significant strikes at 53 percent of the time and against takedowns at 63 percent of action. He also manages to throw in 0.43 takedowns per 15 minutes off tight time.

Kevin Jousset Betting Preview

Jousset has won his last four fights and is coming off his debut in the UFC. His recent success was a first round rear-naked choke submission over Kiefer Crosbie at UFC 293 in September of this year.

He has established nine wins consisting of four knockouts, a submission, and four decisions. Four of these wins resulted in first round finishes and he has one loss each by knockout and decision.

“Air” lands 48 percent of his strikes and 67 percent of his takedowns. His significant strikes ratio shows he takes on 1.00 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 1.20. This will change over time as he earns more minutes in the UFC.

Jousset defends solidly against significant strikes at 49 percent and against takedowns at 63 percent. He also manages 2.00 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the odds available for this fight, which reveals Kevin Jousset as a slight favorite to win. This is interesting since he only has one UFC bout on his resume.

  • Kenan Song: +130

  • Kevin Jousset: -160

Jousset impressed with his first round submission, but now faces another tough opponent. He does have about four inches of reach on Song that could come in handy for striking at a distance to earn points. Look for Jousset to land another quality win.

Spooky Express Pick: Kevin Jousset -160