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UFC Fight Night 165 Dooho Choi vs Charles Jourdain 12/21/2019 Picks, Odds and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 165 Dooho Choi vs Charles Jourdain 12-21-2019 Picks Odds and Previews

UFC Fight Night 165 Dooho Choi vs Charles Jourdain 12/21/2019 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed to South Korea for another blockbuster fight card in UFC Fight Night 165. In the main event, Korean Zombie will be battling MMA veteran Frankie Edgar. The undercard will feature a lightweight bout featuring local fighter “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi up against Charles “Air” Jourdain. This event will be held at the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday, December 21. TV coverage is available through Pay Per View while UFC Fight Pass subscribers can enjoy the live stream. The Korean fighter is expected to win over Jourdain according to UFC Betting Odds.

UFC Fight Night 165 Dooho Choi vs Charles Jourdain 12/21/2019

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



UFC Fight Night 165 Dooho Choi vs Charles Jourdain 12/21/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Dooho Choi -286 Charles Jourdain +220

Main Card

Dooho Choi 

Dooho Choi owns one of the coolest nicknames in the UFC roster as “The Korean Superboy” and it is based on how he moves in the octagon. He hails from Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do and is fighting from Busan Team MAD. Since coming to the UFC in 2014, he had a three-fight winning streak beating Juan Miguel Puig, Sam Sicilia and Thiago Tavares. He had a taste of his first loss in the UFC against Cub Swanson and he had to spend the entire 2017 without a fight.

Upon his return, he was pitted against Jeremy Stephens and rust came to the Korean fighter as he was knocked down in the second round. In almost less than two years, Choi is back in the octagon and this time he is fighting in front of his home crowd. He will seek to revamp his career after back-to-back losses against Jourdain. Expect him to try to feel the match in the first minutes of the first round before going for the knockout. Choi still has good upside in his career and is yet to hit his prime at 28 years old.

Charles Jourdain

Jourdain is a lightweight fighter coming from Beloeil, Quebec in Canada. The 24-year-old is fighting from Academie Pro Star MMA and made his UFC debut just this May 2019. He had a rude awakening on what UFC competition is all about as he failed to capture the victory against Desmond Green via unanimous decision. Before coming to the UFC, Jourdain was the main draw in TKO MMA and he is known to beat you from punches ad submission holds. His jump to the UFC was filled with promise but he seeks redemption from the loss that he got on his debut. Jourdain is a fighter that will try to finish the fight early since he has not won any vote from the judges in his entire career. 

Choi vs Jourdain Betting Numbers

Record 14-3-0 9-2-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country South Korea Canada
Height 5’10” 5’9″
Weight 145 lbs 155 lbs
Reach 70″ 69″
Win by KO/TKO 79% 67%
Win by Submission 7% 33%
Decisions 14% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 5.64 3.67
Striking accuracy 53% 37%
Striking absorbed per minute 6.26 5.20
Striking defense 54% 45%
Takedown average 0.55 0.00
Takedown accuracy 20% 0%
Takedown defense 50% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Choi vs Jourdain Betting Picks

Expect both fighters to come out swinging but it will be Jourdain that will initiate the ground battle when he can to take out Choi’s reach and punching power. Choi is the much-favored fighter here according to Online Sportsbook owning a -280 moneyline. The Korean fighter is a much safer bet as Jourdain will try to elude his opponent’s attacks and historically, “Air” has not won any scorecard from any judge when the fight goes a distance.