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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Marcus McGhee vs. Gaston Bolanos

January 13, 2024

A thrilling bantamweight clash is coming up in the prelims, featuring Marcus McGhee and Gaston Bolaños, at UFC Fight Night 234. This is scheduled for Saturday, January 13, at 4:00 PM ET at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGhee currently holds a moderate -216 moneyline favoritism in this captivating match.

Marcus McGhee Betting Preview

McGhee has won his last four battles and was successful in his first two UFC fights. His previous success was a first round knockout over J.P. Buys at UFC on ESPN 51 in August of last year.

He has put together eight wins so far in his career, which consist of seven knockouts and one submission. Three of his eight wins have resulted in a first round finish. In addition, his only defeat has come by submission.

“The Maniac” has landed strikes with an accuracy of 48 percent, but nothing yet for takedowns. He has an appealing significant strikes ratio, showing 3.42 significant strikes landed each minute and only taking on 1.81. This is a solid separation between the two averages and could make the difference in this fight

McGhee does not average anything for takedowns, but was able to land a submission in his first UFC fight and averages 1.60 per 15 minutes of action. He also defends well, with a 78 percent deflection against significant strikes and has yet to be taken down in the UFC.

Gaston Bolaños Betting Preview

Bolaños has gone 2-2 in his last four fights, but has managed to win his last two showdowns. His most recent win was a unanimous decision over Aaron Phillips at UFC on ESPN 44, which marked his debut in the UFC.

He has established seven victories that consist of six knockouts and one decision. In five of his six knockouts, he ended the battle in the first round. Out of three losses, two have come by submission.

“The Dreamkiller” only has one UFC fight on his resume, so it will take some time before these stats are averaged out. However, he has established himself with solid experience and is 6-3 in Bellator.

So far, he is currently ranked as the 113th-best bantamweight fighter in the world and McGhee is 64th. This would be a tremendous opportunity if he can capitalize on it.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Discover the betting options for the upcoming showdown on MyBookie, where Marcus McGhee emerges as a moderate favorite (-216). Consider including him in a parlay with other matchups or explore prop bets for higher potential payouts.

McGhee is in good shape to add another quality win to his resume. With McGhee having positive momentum and a good striking game, look for him to finish this fight early.

Final Pick: Marcus McGhee in Parlay or Prop