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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Kenan Song vs. Rolando Bedoya

August 26, 2023

Early within the prelims for the upcoming UFC Fight Night offers great betting options with fighters looking to make a statement. One of those situations is a welterweight showdown between Kenan Song and Rolando Bedoya.

  • 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+

Kenan Song Betting Preview

Song is needing to get back on track since he has lost his previous two battles. The most recent defeat was a third round TKO against Ian Garry back in March of this year.

He has put up 19 wins in career, which have been nine knockouts, eight submissions and two decisions. 12 of his 19 wins were first round finishes and four of his seven defeats have come by knockout.

“The Assassin” is delivering punches with a precision of 47 percent, yet facing challenges in executing takedowns accurately at a rate of 67 percent. His performance in significant strikes is also noteworthy, with 4.25 landed per minute but absorbing 5.45, resulting in a negative ratio.

Concerns arise regarding his defensive capabilities, given his track record of stopping significant strikes at a 52 percent success rate and takedowns at 50 percent. Additionally, he tends to exhibit minimal ground activity, averaging just 0.51 takedowns per 15 minutes of active participation.

Rolando Bedoya Betting Preview

Bedoya is coming off of a split decision defeat against Kalinn Williams back in May of this year. This snapped his previous 11 fight winning streak.

He boasts a tally of 14 triumphs under his belt, featuring a quartet of electrifying knockouts, three triumphant submissions, and seven hard-fought decisions. Within those victories, he has orchestrated two remarkable first-round finishes, while the blemishes on his record consist solely of decisions.

“The Machine” has displayed an impressive 71 percent striking accuracy, although his takedown accuracy remains uncharted. An astonishing 9.39 strikes per minute find their mark while absorbing 8.67, with these stats predominantly gleaned from his most recent foray into the UFC arena.

While his significant strike defense currently stands at 54 percent, his takedown defense remains a mystery. Notably, he has not yet established averages for takedowns or submissions.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie is showing Rolando Bedoya as a moderate favorite to win this welterweight battle. You could look into adding Bedoya to a parlay with other battles on the night to help improve his odds.

  • Kenan Song: +234

  • Rolando Bedoya: -312

  • *odds are subject to changes

Song has had some issues lately, but it will likely not be his last. Bedoya appears to be an aggressive fighter that is looking to make his mark in the UFC. Look for him to impress with his first victory.

Final Pick: Take Rolando Bedoya to Win at -312

Written By: Gavin Richardson