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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Max Holloway vs. Chan Sun Jung

August 26, 2023

The upcoming UFC Fight Night has a loaded main card that you cannot afford to miss for betting opportunities. The main event will feature top ranked featherweight Max Holloway and eighth ranked Chan Sung Jung.

  • 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+

Max Holloway Betting Preview

Holloway is returning to the octagon after a unanimous decision victory against Arnold Allen back in April earlier this year. This put him back on the winning side after losing to Alexander Volkanovski for a third time by decision in the fight prior.

He has put together 24 wins that are 10 knockouts, two submissions, and 12 decisions. He has three victories resulting in first round finishes and six of his seven losses have come by decision.

“Blessed” has solid striking with an accuracy at 47 percent and a takedown accuracy at 53 percent. He lands 7.16 significant strikes each minute and takes on 4.79. This ratio is excellent, as he is aggressive in his output

He defends against significant strikes at 60 percent and is able to defend against takedowns well at 84 percent. He is not active on the ground, only averaging 0.28 takedowns and 0.31 submissions per 15 minutes of action.

Chan Sung Jung Betting Preview

Jung is hoping to avoid two consecutive losses, as his recent bout was a fourth round TKO defeat against Volkanovski back in April of last year. This loss marked his second out of three battles, so a lack of confidence could be a factor here.

Looking into his fighting resume, it shows 17 wins between six knockouts, eight submissions, and three decisions. He has 10 victories that have been first round finishes and four of his seven defeats have been knockouts.

“The Korean Zombie” strikes with an accuracy of 43 percent and is able to take down opponents at an accuracy of 47 percent. His significant strike ratio is a bit off, as he lands 3.97 strikes each minute and takes on 4.35.

He has a solid significant strike defense at 53 percent and has a takedown defense at 73 percent. He is slightly more active on the ground compared to Holloway, averaging 0.74 takedowns and 0.65 submissions per 15 minutes of fighting time.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Max Holloway is becoming a heavy favorite to win this showdown. Consider adding Holloway to a parlay with other fights on the night in order to get the best odds out of his moneyline.

  • Chan Sung Jung: +520

  • Max Holloway: -850

  • *odds are subject to changes

If the fight were to only be on the ground, Jung has a shot. However, Holloway will likely keep it going on the feet and remain aggressive for a knockout victory.

Final Pick: Take Max Holloway to Win at -850

Written By: Gavin Richardson