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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Mick Parkin vs. Caio Machado

November 18, 2023

UFC Fight Night 232 has appealing betting opportunities for Saturday, November 18. One fight to consider betting on is the heavyweight bout in the prelims between Mick Parkin (7-0-0) and Caio Machado (8-1-1), where Parkin is a moneyline favorite at -350.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

  • Main Card: 5:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 2:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Mick Parkin Betting Preview

Parkin has been successfully able to stay undefeated through seven fights. His most recent win was a unanimous decision over Jamal Pogues in UFC Fight Night 224.

In his seven victories, he has five knockouts, a submission, and a decision. In addition, four of those wins have ended in the first round. His recent win was also his debut in the UFC.

He has bounced around various fighting organizations over the years to improve his resume. In amateur results, he went 7-0-1, showing that he still has yet to lose a fight. However, his last two fights, in the UFC and Dana White’s Contender Series, marked the first time he faced opponents with a winning record.

He is already considered to be the 52nd-best heavyweight fighter in the world. But, this will be put to the test, as this is the toughest fight of his career.

Caio Machado Betting Preview

Machado has been victorious in his last seven fights, with his recent one being his debut in the DWCS. This was a unanimous decision over Kevin Szaflarski back in August of this year.

Spread across his eight wins is a balanced resume, showing four knockouts, two submissions, and two decisions. All of his knockouts and submissions have resulted in first round finishes and his only defeat is by decision.

“Bigfoot” made a good first impression in his DWCS fight. He previously went 7-1-1 in Battlefield Fight League, where he spent a majority of his career. Arguably three of those battles were against tougher competition, as other fighters either had losing records or hardly anything else.

His current ranking worldwide is at 100 for best heavyweight MMA fighter. A win here would greatly improve his rank and be a tremendous compliment to his resume.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie offers the latest odds for this battle, which show that Michael Parkin is a heavy favorite to win this heavyweight showdown. If bettors are contemplating a bet on Parkin, they should add him to a parlay with other fights on the night or choose a prop bet for the best payout.

  • Caio Machado: +270

  • Mick Parkin: -350

Both fighters have not had a lot of quality experience in fights. This fight would arguably be close if it had not been for Parkin’s great win over Pogues.

Spooky Express Pick:  Mick Parkin in Parlay or Prop