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UFC 265: Yadong vs Kenney 08/07/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 265 Yadong vs Kenney 08-07-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC 265: Yadong vs Kenney 08/07/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their first fight card for the month and it already promises to be a blockbuster. This is the UFC 265 that happens this Saturday, August 7 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Fans can get to enjoy the fights by subscribing to Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The undefeated fighter Cyril Gane intends to be the interim heavyweight champion but he has to go through Derrick Lewis. Another bantamweight matchup is on the main card with Song Yadong taking on Casey Kenney.  It is forecasted in UFC betting that Casey Kenney will be the safer pick as compared to Yadong Song.

UFC 265: Yadong vs Kenney 08/07/2021

When: Saturday, August 7, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 265: Yadong vs Kenney 08/07/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Song Yadong +102 Casey Kenney -122

Main Card

Song Yadong

Yadong Song goes by an interesting ring name as the “Kung Fu Monkey” and he came all the way from Tianjin, China. He gets to train and represent the famous Team Alpha Male fight stable. Song is just 23 years old and he stands at five-foot-eight. This fighter has been a natural bantamweight and will carry a record of 16-5. Those wins are divided into seven decisions, six knockouts and three submissions. After taking a win over Marlon Vera, Song tasted his first defeat since 2016 and first in the UFC. That match was against Kyler Philips in UFC 259 and that was decided by the judges unanimously.

Casey Kenney

Casey Kenney has just entered the age of 30 years old and his hometown is at Tucson, Arizona in the United States. This fighter gets to represent the Rise Combat Sports fighting team during his fights. Kenney stands at five-foot-seven and he has been comfortable competing in the bantamweight division. He has a professional record of 16-3 and nine of those victories came from judges’ decisions. After winning three consecutive matches, Kenney was held back during his last match just this March by losing to Dominick Cruz via split decision. Prior to that, he took victories against Louis Smolka, Heili Alateng and Nathaniel Wood.

Yadong vs Kenney Betting Numbers

Yadong
Kenney
Record 16-5-1 16-3-1
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country China United States
Height 5’8″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 67 68
Win by KO/TKO 38% 13%
Win by Submission 19% 31%
Decisions 44% 56%
Strikes landed per minute 4.35 4.81
Striking accuracy 42% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.64 4.3
Striking defense 57% 59%
Takedown average 0.59 1.1
Takedown accuracy 75% 39%
Takedown defense 56% 59%
Submission average 0.4 0.5

Yadong vs Kenney Betting Picks

This match is going to be interesting and the younger Yadong Song is showing some chinks in his armor. Casey Kenney has more experience fighting in the UFC and is expected by the best sportsbook to win.