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UFC on ESPN 9: Smolka vs Kenney 05/30/2020 UFC Odds, Fight Analysis and Betting Picks

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UFC on ESPN 9 Smolka vs Kenney 05-30-2020 UFC Odds Fight Analysis and Betting Picks

UFC on ESPN 9: Smolka vs Kenney 05/30/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back for the fourth time since the lockdown with UFC on ESPN 9 fight card on May 30, Saturday. This event will be held in the closed-door venue of the UFC Apex located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. The matches will be shown on Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main attraction of this event is Tyron Woodley going up against Gilbert Burns to earn the right for a welterweight title shot. In the preliminary card, they have some bantamweight action going on with Louis Smolka facing Casey Kenney. In this match, UFC Betting Odds forecasts that Kenney is going to be the one that will come out with the victory over Smolka.

UFC on ESPN 9: Smolka vs Kenney 05/30/2020

When: Saturday, May 30, 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 9: Smolka vs Kenney 05/30/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Louis Smolka +220 Casey Kenney -280

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Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka is a 28-year-old fighter that hails from the island of Waipahu, Hawaii, and trains at Team Ohama. Known as “Da Last Samurai” this bantamweight currently has a 16-6 professional MMA record with 14 of those victories split between knockouts and submissions. Smolka has been in the UFC since January 2014. Smolka had a share of failures and success as he won four straight and lost four consecutively before ending his contract in the UFC in December 2017. He fought at three different MMA organizations and went back to the UFC in November 2019 where he successfully won over Su Mudaerji via triangle choke. He lost his next match against Matt Schnell but bounced back in UFC Fight Night 158 against Ryan MacDonald in September 2014.

Casey Kenney

Casey Kenney is a 29-year-old bantamweight fighter that came from Tucson, Arizona. He stands at five-foot-seven and trains at Rise Combat Sports. His professional MMA record of 13-2 with seven of his wins from decisions. Kenney had two appearances in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and his last one was a loss which held him to delay his UFC debut. He created a huge impact in LFA by winning four straight matches before being called up to the UFC. His first UFC fight happened in March 2019 and he defeated Ray Borg and a few months later. Manny Bermudez also lost to him. Kenney’s last fight was registered in February 2020 but the odds were not in his favor as he lost via unanimous decision.

Smolka vs Kenney Betting Numbers

Record 16-6-0 13-2-1
Last Fight Win Loss
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 9″ 5′ 7″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (inches) 68 68
Win by KO/TKO 15% 15%
Win by Submission 31% 31%
Decisions 54% 54%
Strikes landed per minute 4.22 3.39
Striking accuracy 46% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.47 3.2
Striking defense 53% 56%
Takedown average 1.65 1.4
Takedown accuracy 34% 50%
Takedown defense 30% 52%
Submission average 2.1 0.6

Smolka vs Kenney Betting Picks

Two fighters that earned their stripes in the UFC the hard way and each wanting to stay further as their young MMA careers move forward. Online Sports Betting see Smolka as the underdog in this match against Kenney and the safer bet between the two fighters.