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UFC Fight Night 225: Max Holloway vs Chan Sung Jung 08/26/2023 Fight Predictions, Odds and Preview

UFC Fight Night 225: Holloway vs Jung 08/26/2023 – UFC’s number one featherweight contender Max Holloway battles eighth-ranked contender Chan Sung Jung in a five-round showdown at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, August 26. The match will serve as another opportunity for Holloway and Jung to fight for the championship in the 145-pound division. The fighter known as “Blessed” is coming off a unanimous decision win over Arnold Allen in April. On the other hand, the “Korean Zombie” will fight for the first time in the octagon since losing to UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in a title bout in April 2022. The clash is expected to be action-packed as both fighters are excellent strikers and are capable of finishing their opponents in a flash. Online MMA fight odds are already updated for UFC fanatics who want to watch a quality showdown and earn extra money at the same time.

UFC Fight Night 225: Holloway vs Jung 08/26/2023

When:Saturday, August 26, 2023 8:00 AM ET
Where:Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 225: Holloway vs Jung 08/26/2023 Odds

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Main Card

Max Holloway

Holloway (24-7, 20-7 UFC) will fight for the 28th time in the octagon, as he is back on a mission to reclaim the UFC featherweight title. The Honolulu-born fighter is coming off a five-round victory over Arnold Allen in April. He dominated Allen en route to a 49-46 49-46 48-47 unanimous decision win. The 31-year-old fighter will use his striking prowess to outclass Jung and remain as the top contender in the featherweight ranks. He has a four-inch height advantage that he can use to evade Jung’s attacks. However, he is three inches shorter in reach and it is likely that the American will try to neutralize Jung’s striking attacks by moving around and maximizing his defensive abilities.

The UFC record-holder in most strikes landed and significant strikes landed comes into the fight with a significant strikes accuracy rate of 47%. He has landed an average of 7.16 significant strikes per minute. Holloway has defended 59% of the strikes attempted against him and has absorbed 4.79 strikes per minute in those fights. In terms of grappling, The former UFC featherweight champion rarely performs a takedown as evidenced by his 0.28 successful takedowns per 15 minutes. His takedown accuracy is 53% and his defense is an excellent 84%. His submission average is 0.31 per 15 minutes. He has 12 stoppages in 24 of his wins, with 10 coming by knockout and two by submissions. While he hasn’t lost via knockout, he has been submitted once.

Chan Sung Jung

Jung (17-7, 7-4 UFC) has been one of the lethal MMA fighters in the featherweight division as he is capable of submitting and knocking out opponents in a flash. He holds the record in the fastest finish in UFC featherweight history as he knocked out Mark Hominick in seven seconds. His eight post-fight bonuses rank him fourth in the featherweight division, following Max Holloway, Cub Swanson, and Yair Rodriguez, who has nine. Jung is coming off a fourth-round technical knockout loss to Volkanovski that made him 0-2 in featherweight title fights. He makes his much-awaited return after 16-month hiatus. He’ll enter the fight with a three-inch reach advantage, which he can use to dissect the taller Holloway.

Statistically, the Korean Zombie has secured 14 finishes in his MMA career: six by knockout and eight by submission. He has landed 3.97 strikes per minute and has a significant strike accuracy rate of 42%. He has defended 52% of the strikes launched against him and absorbed 4.35 strikes per minute. In terms of grappling, Jung has successfully executed 0.74 takedowns per minute. His takedown accuracy rate is 47% and defended 72% of the takedowns attempts against him. He has averaged 0.65 submission attempts per 15 minutes.

Holloway vs Jung Betting Numbers

Max Holloway
Chan Sung Jung
Last FightWinLoss
CountryUSASouth Korea
Weight (lbs)145145
Reach (in)68″71″
Win by KO/TKO42%35%
Win by Submission8%47%
Strikes landed per minute6.934.25
Striking accuracy45%39%
Striking absorbed per minute4.333.77
Striking defense63%60%
Takedown average0.290.81
Takedown accuracy83%41%
Takedown defense83%75%
Submission average0.460.64

Holloway vs Jung Betting Picks

Holloway will be the overwhelming favorite in this encounter, according to online sports oddsmakers who keep tabs on all UFC fights around the world. The Hawaiian will possess a sizeable edge in experience and work rate. Nonetheless, it’s crucial to acknowledge that the Korean Zombie’s striking power should not be underestimated. He has swiftly knocked out numerous MMA fighters, showcasing his formidable capabilities. He has swiftly knocked out numerous MMA fighters, showcasing his formidable capabilities. However, the former UFC Featherweight champion will employ his skills to outwork Jung. This approach will extend the contest, ultimately playing to his advantage. Anticipate the fight enduring the distance, the American emerging victorious in the bout through a decision.