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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Yadong Song vs. Chris Gutierrez

December 9, 2023

A bantamweight showdown between seventh-ranked Yadong Song and 14th-ranked Chris Gutierrez will showcase as the main event for UFC Fight Night 233 on Saturday, December 9 in Las Vegas. Song is a heavy favorite with a moneyline at -400.

Yadong Song Betting Preview

Song was able to end the battle against Ricky Simon in five rounds by TKO at UFC on ESPN 45 in April of this year. This put him back on the winning path after a fourth round doctor stoppage defeat to Cory Sandhagen in the fight prior.

The recent win added to his growing resume of 20 wins, which has nine knockouts, three submissions, and eight decisions. He has been able to land seven first round finishes and has four of his seven defeats coming by decision.

“Kung Fu Kid” lands strikes at a success rate of 42 percent and takedowns at 56 percent. He delivers significant strikes at a rate of 4.61 per minute and absorbs 3.77, which is a solid ratio to have.

Song defends against significant strikes at a rate of 59 percent and against takedowns at 73 percent. He also throws in 0.53 takedowns and 0.21 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Chris Gutierrez Betting Preview

Gutierrez has a recent unanimous decision victory in October over Heili Alateng at UFC Fight Night 230. This also put him back on the winning path after a previous unanimous decision defeat to Pedro Munhoz.

With 20 wins under his belt, he has compiled nine knockouts, a submission, and 10 decisions. In four of his wins, he has ended the fight in the first round. In four out of five defeats, he has lost by decision.

“El Guapo” strikes with an accuracy at 58 percent and lands takedowns at 38 percent. His significant strike ratio is excellent, as he lands 5.04 significant strikes each minute and takes on 2.73.

His defense towards significant strikes and takedowns is slightly more appealing than Song’s, at 65 and 72 percent respectively. His time on the ground is limited, with 0.34 takedowns and 0.11 submissions every 15 minutes of fight time.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Discover the odds at MyBookie for this event, where Yadong Song emerges as a strong favorite.

  • Chris Gutierrez: +260

  • Yadong Song: -400

Both fighters stack up well, with Song having the upper hand likely by a decision. Enhance your potential payout by incorporating Song into a parlay with other matchups of the night. Additionally, explore prop bets for added value.

Spooky Express Pick: Yadong Song in Parlay or Prop