TotalSporty experts on MMA as always prepared an expert prediction for this fight and will help you make the best pick. American fighters Casey Kenny and Louis Smolka will face off in bantamweight showdown at the UFC Fight Night tournament, which will be held on Saturday May 30 in the city of Las Vegas, USA. Casey Kenny in the last fight lost the decision of the judges to the Georgian athlete Merab Dvalishvili. Louis Smolka will hold his third fight in the UFC, while he has two victories and one defeat. According to the odds of bookmakers, a moderate favorite is Casey Kenney. Both of these fighters are currently unranked. Let’s take a closer look at the fighters ourselves and make our prediction for the fight.
- Event: UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns
- Date: Saturday 05.30.2020 at 06:00 PM ET
- Venue: UFC APEX
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 2 of 11)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
UFC TV will broadcast a live broadcast of the match between Casey Kenny and Louis Smolka at the UFC tournament.
Louis Smolka “Da Last Samurai” form
MMA fighter Louis Smolka represents USA. He began his professional career in 2012 and currently has fought: 21, of which he won 15 and lost 6. He participated in tournaments of such promotions as UFC, KOTC, GC fights. He met in fights with such rivals as: Tyrone Christian Gorgonia, Brian To Gang Lam, Cavica Martin.
Currently Louis Smolka takes 44th line in the overall MMA rating of its weight category. Basic martial arts – kenpo, boxing, judo. Motivation – 90lvl. “To be honest, if my opponent is still conscious and still continues to fight, then I’m losing. This is my approach. If this dude is still swinging and striking me, then I’m losing this fight”, – said Da Last Samurai.
Casey Kenney form
Casey Kenny is a 29-year-old American, a fairly promising bantamweight fighter. He began his professional career in 2014 and currently has fought: 14, of which 11 won and lost 2. He participated in tournaments of such promotions as UFC, LFA, TPF. He met in fights with such rivals as: Victor Rosas, Eli Ya Muhammad, Ray Borg.
Casey is ranked 37th in the UFC ranking. “Right now there are a lot of fighters in the UFC, I’m going to make my way up, get bonuses and win. “I would like to finally get a full preparation for the battle and show what I am capable of”, – said Casey Kenney.
Head-to-head betting tips statistic
|Casey Kenney||vs||Louis Smolka|
|13-2-1||PRO RECORD AT FIGHT||16-6-0|
|l-w-w-w-w||LAST 5 FIGHTS||w-l-w-w-w|
|-270 (Moderate Favorite)||BETTING ODDS||+210 (Moderate Underdog)|
|United States||NATIONALITY||United States|
|Tucson, Arizona||FIGHTING OUT OF||Kapolei, Hawaii|
|29 years, 2 months, 3 days||AGE AT FIGHT||28 years, 10 months|
|135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)||LATEST WEIGHT||135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)|
|5’7″ (170cm)||HEIGHT||5’9″ (175cm)|
|68.0″ (173cm)||REACH||68.5″ (174cm)|
|Rise Combat Sports (Primary)|
Luta Elite MMA (Other)
Slight superiority in anthropometry on the side of Louis Smolka. He also spent more fights during his career, and a significant part was in the UFC. Nevertheless, Smolka was never a stable fighter, on the contrary, he often loses. And Kenney is now considered a pretty good opponent, who, at least, can break into the ranks of top fighters.
Casey Kenney will have a significant speed advantage in this fight. Kenney can win this one by using his quickness, footwork, and kicks from the southpaw stance. Casey Kenney fights out of the southpaw stance and comes into this fight with a 13-2-1 overall record as a professional.
Prediction and best pick
Bookie moderate favorite is Casey Kenney with -270 odds. This is a very small odds and Casey, of course, is not so favorite. But is there anything in Smolka to take a chance and bet on him for a very nice +210?
Louis is a very bright fighter, in some places reckless, all his fights are simply breathtaking. But this is his disadvantage – he often loses just because of the lack of composure. Once he was already kicked out of the UFC, now he is again on the brink. But this fact is unlikely, of course, to add prudence to him, rather, on the contrary, he will rush into battle again. As for fighting skills, I don’t see big differences between rivals – they are both universal, and both are quite qualified. Casey Kenney is more hardy, disciplined and prudent. He approaches his every fight with his head and, in preparation, disassembles his opponent by the bones. Casey does not have a pronounced knockout blow, so she will most likely win her next victory by a decision of the judges.
If you look at the current level of fighters, then we are more inclined towards Casey Kenney, despite the fact that he goes after the defeat. A key factor is its stability. But if you do not choose a winner, then we consider a bet on the duration of the fight to be a good option.
Prediction: Casey Kenney will win
Best pick: Casey Kenney -270. The final prediction: the victory of Casey Kenny, the fight will go the full distance.