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UFC Fight Night: Josh Fremd vs. Jamie Pickett
August 12, 2023
The upcoming UFC Fight Night brings forth an engaging main card that demands your attention for potential betting considerations. Initiating the card is a middleweight showdown between Josh Fremd and Jamie Pickett, setting the stage with an impactful opening bout.
Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Main Card: 6:00 PM CDT
Prelims: 3:00 PM CDT
Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+
Josh Fremd Betting Preview
Fremd has lost his last two out of three fights and is looking to find some consistency. He was able to break his recent two-fight skid when he defeated Sedriques Dumas by a second round guillotine submission back in March of this year.
His fighting resume shows that he has 10 wins that consists of four knockouts, four submissions, and two decisions. Three of his 10 wins have resulted in a first round finish and two of his four losses have come by decision.
He has a striking accuracy of 52 percent and a takedown accuracy at 75 percent. He lands 3.05 significant strikes a minute while taking on 2.71. This is slightly positive and will likely make a difference in this fight.
His defense against significant strikes is at 42 percent and a takedown defense at 31 percent. He also averages 1.56 takedowns and 1.56 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Jamie Pickett Betting Preview
Pickett is currently on a three-fight losing skid and needs to win badly. His most recent defeat was a first round arm triangle choke submission against Bo Nickal back in March of this year.
His fighting resume shows that he has 13 wins that consist of nine knockouts and four decisions. Five of his 13 wins have resulted in a first round finish and four of his nine losses have come by submission.
“The Nightwolf” has a striking accuracy of 51 percent and a takedown accuracy of 36 percent. He lands 3.16 significant strikes a minute while taking on 4.23. This ratio is slightly negative, as he takes on a bit more strikes than he delivers.
His defense against significant strikes is at 47 percent and a takedown defense at 67 percent so far. He also averages 1.34 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Josh Fremd is moving towards being a heavy favorite to win this battle. If you are considering a wager on Fremd, you could add him to a parlay with other fights on the night to potentially boost your winnings.
Jamie Pickett: +260
Josh Fremd: -325
*odds are subject to changes
Pickett is in bad shape when looking at his record and he will likely not get it done once again due to his significant strike ratio. Look for Fremd to win by TKO.
Final Pick: Take Josh Fremd to Win at -325
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