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UFC Fight Night 228: Ricardo Ramos vs Charles Jourdain 09/23/2023 Odds, Picks and Preview

UFC Fight Night 228: Ramos vs Jourdain 09/23/2023 – Ricardo Ramos and Charles Jourdain lock horns in a three-round featherweight encounter that is part of the UFC Fight Night 228 main card on Saturday, September 23 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matches in the main card will start at 7:00 PM ET with ESPN+ covering the proceedings on live television. On the other hand, UFC Fight Pass will air the hostilities on live stream.

Ramos and Jourdain have won their previous matches as they look to pick up another win to improve on their rankings in the 145-pound division and seal more lucrative matches in the future. Online MMA picks and parlays are already updated for fans who wish to bet on the possible outcomes of the showdown and watch an exciting clash at the same time.

UFC Fight Night 228: Ramos vs Jourdain 09/23/2023

When:Saturday, September 23, 2023 7:00 PM ET
Where:UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 228: Ramos vs Jourdain 09/23/2023 Odds

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Ricardo Ramos+115Charles Jourdain-140

Main Card

Ricardo Ramos

Ramos (16-4, 7-3 UFC) will fight for the 11th time in the UFC and he hopes to follow up on his amazing 72-second knockout win over Danny Chavez three months ago. The Campinas, Sao Paulo native has performed well in the big leagues, winning over the likes of Bill Algeo, Kang Kyung-ho and Aiemann Zahabi. He now looks into the bigger picture as Ramos looks to secure his eighth UFC victory by pulling off a victory against Jourdain. Ramos has a three-inch reach advantage going into this fight and has fought an average of nine minutes and 53 seconds in 10 UFC-sanctioned matches.

“Carcacinha” has registered 11 finishes (four knockouts and seven submissions) and five decisions in 20 fights. He has averaged 3.32 significant strikes per minute and his striking accuracy rate is 38%. He has absorbed 3.82 strikes per minute and has defended 57% of the attempted strikes launched against him. Grappling is Ramos’ specialty as he has averaged 2.58 successful takedown attempts per 15 minutes. He has a takedown accuracy rate of 58% and has stopped 72% of the takedowns attempted by his rivals. He has connected on an average of 0.6 submissions per 15 minutes.

Charles Jourdain

Jourdain (14-6-1, 5-5-1 UFC) will step into the octagon for the 12th time in the hopes of capturing his second straight win. In May, he was able to end his two-fight losing skid by dominating Kron Gracie en route to winning the bout via unanimous decision. The Canadian fighter has no problems in his cardio as he has fought an average of 13 minutes and eight seconds per bout. However, he comes into the fight with a three-inch reach disadvantage that Ramos can possibly use in his grappling maneuvers.

The fighter known as “Air” has heavy hands, as evidenced by his eight knockout finishes in 20 matches. However, Jourdain has proven in his seven-year professional MMA career that he can force opponents to tap out as well. The Canadian also has four submission finishes in his credit. In terms of striking, Jourdain has averaged 5.78 significant strikes landed per minute and has a 49% striking accuracy rate. He has successfully defended 57% of his foes’ strikes and has absorbed 4.3 strikes per minute. However, grappling is not his strong suit as he only averaged 0.10 takedowns per 15 minutes and his takedown accuracy rate is 16%. He was able to stop 48% of the takedowns that his opponent’s attempted and has normed 0.4 submissions per 15 minutes.

Ramos vs Jourdain Betting Numbers

Ricardo Ramos
Charles Jourdain
Last FightWinWin
Weight (lbs)154134
Reach (in)68″71″
Win by KO/TKO25%57%
Win by Submission44%29%
Strikes landed per minute3.223.67
Striking accuracy37%37%
Striking absorbed per minute3.515.2
Striking defense56%45%
Takedown average1.350
Takedown accuracy50%N/A
Takedown defense72% N/A
Submission average0.680

Ramos vs Jourdain Betting Picks

Ramos and Jourdain clash in a three-round encounter that could bring bigger implications in the featherweight division moving forward. The winner of the bout could have a better chance of fighting into more lucrative fights in the future. Ramos is good in wrestling while Jourdain is a master in striking. Sports betting lines are leaning towards a win by Jourdain over Ramos due to his better striking proficiency and knockout rate. However, betting aficionados should not sleep on Ramos as he has a better wrestling ability compared to Jourdain and is likely to force the Canadian to fight on the mat. Expect the encounter to utilize the full 15 minutes as both fighters know how to last long matches.