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UFC Fight Night 165 Da Un Jung vs Mike Rodriguez 12/21/2019 Spread, Previews and Odds

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UFC Fight Night 165 Da Un Jung vs Mike Rodriguez 12212019 Spread, Previews and Odds

UFC Fight Night 165 Da Un Jung vs Mike Rodriguez 12/21/2019 – South Korea is about to rumble with the UFC holding another fight card in the east. It will headline Korean Zombie going up against Frankie Edgar in the main event. The fight card will feature another South Korean MMA fighter, Da Un Jung battling Mike “Slow” Rodriguez. This fight card will be held on Saturday, December 21 at the Sajik Arena in Busan. Live streaming is available for UFC Fight Pass subscribers and it will be aired on TV via Pay Per View.  This is a tight battle with “Slow” getting the slight upper hand by UFC Fight Saturday Night over Da Un Jung.

Fight Night 165 Da Un Jung vs Mike Rodriguez 12/21/2019

When: Saturday, December 21, 3:00 AM ET
Where: Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: Fight Pass

Fight Night 165 Da Un Jung vs Mike Rodriguez 12/21/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Da Un Jung -105 Mike Rodriguez -125

Main Card

Da Un Jung

Da Un Jung is a 31-year-old fighter from Daegu, South Korea. He fights at the light heavyweight division and trains at the Korean Top Team. Jung made his debut in the UFC just this August and he impressed with a Guillotine Choke over Khadis Ibragimov in the third round. Prior to coming to the UFC, the last time Jung experienced defeat was back in August 2015. Since then, he went on to an 11-fight winning streak with most of his fights ended via knockout. Fighting in front of the Korean crowd will give Jung the boost to battle Mike Rodriguez. Expect Jung to look for the KO. As his habit goes, he sizes up his opponent in the first round and makes his move on the adjustments in later rounds. Expect Jung to start slow but will look to finish explosively once he gets his grove.

Mike Rodriguez

Rodriguez is a 6-foot-3 American light heavyweight fighter hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. He currently stables at Lauzon MMA and will to bounce back from a loss just this July. Rodriguez was discovered at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender series in 2017 and his flying knee KO over his opponent earned his ticket to the UFC roster. But it was not quite the results that Rodriguez expected as he just took home one win in three matches since entering the UFC in 2018.

Still, Rodriguez owns one of the deadliest knees in the business and that is what Jung will try to avoid. Rodriguez’ opponents will try to put the fight into the hands of the judges’ scores as three of his losses came from unanimous decisions. Mike Rodriguez was only submitted once in his entire career. Look for this fighter to be the aggressor in the first round as he tries to control the match with his hands.

Jung vs Rodriguez Betting Numbers

Jung
Rodriguez
Record 11-2-0 9-3-0
Last Fight Win No Contest
Country South Korea USA
Height 6’4″ 6’4″
Weight 205 lbs 205 lbs
Reach 78″ 82″
Win by KO/TKO 75% 80%
Win by Submission 17% 20%
Decisions 8% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 6.76 4.31
Striking accuracy 42% 52%
Striking absorbed per minute 7.34 3.38
Striking defense 47% 45%
Takedown average 0.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 83% 38%
Submission average 1.20 0.00

Jung vs Rodriguez Betting Picks

This is a tough match to call but Online Sportsbook has the American fighter prevailing over Jung. With the crowd on his side and seeking to carry on his momentum to this fight, Jung can pull out the victory over Rodriguez. Having more options to take down his opponent, Jung is an underdog pick that you won’t be surprised if you pull a win over Rodriguez. Expect Jung to attack in the second and third rounds and he could pull in a win when the judges’ scorecards come out.