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MMA Preview: UFC Fight Night 219 – Josh Parisian (15-5) vs Jamal Pogues (9-3)

Five intriguing fights are on the main card of UFC Fight Night 219. The only heavyweight fight on UFC Fight Night 219’s main card is Jamal Pogues vs. Josh Parisian. Both fighters are skilled at knockouts and like to fight early. Because of this, we can only assume that their matchup on Saturday will be entertaining.

Josh Parisian vs Jamal Pogues Odds
Moneyline Odds
Josh Parisian -123
Jamal Pogues +114
*Odds taken from Sports odds Direct on Friday, February 17, 2023.

When, Where, and How to Watch?
Place: UFC Apex in Vegas, Nevada
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Time: ~10:00 PM ET
How to Watch: UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+

Since joining the UFC in 2020, Josh Parisian has a record of 15-5 overall with a 2-2 record. He is the definition of a heavyweight fighter in the dictionary: big, strong, and he can throw very powerful punches.

The guy doesn’t usually hit a lot of big shots (4.97 per minute), but when he does, it almost always ends in a knockout. He has won 11 fights by technical knockout or knockout.

When it comes to defending against strikes, Parisians are not very good. Not very well, he takes in 5.11 significant strikes per minute. However, the heavyweight at 265 pounds rarely succumbs to powerful blows. He has only lost two fights by KO or TKO, which is evidence.

Parisian’s takedown defense, which is only 42%, is another major flaw. In light of the fact that heavyweights rarely have the opportunity to defend against takedowns, that number is actually horrendous. However, he will probably have to do so on Saturday.

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