Josh Parisian vs Jamal Pogues Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 69 (Pogues' Grappling Prevails in Sin City)

Devon Platana
Josh Parisian vs Jamal Pogues betting preview for UFC Vegas 69, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Josh Parisian vs Jamal Pogues betting preview for UFC Vegas 69, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Gregory Payan

Parisian vs Pogues Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 69 — Main Card Heavyweight Bout
Josh Parisian (15-5, 11 KOs) vs. Jamal Pogues (9-3, 4 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, Nevada
Coverage: ESPN+

Parisian vs Pogues Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC Vegas 69 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Josh Parisian: (+186)
- Jamal Pogues: (-245)

Method of Victory:
- Parisian by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Parisian by Points: (TBD)
- Parisian by Submission: (TBD)
- Pogues by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Pogues by Points: (TBD)
- Pogues by Submission: (TBD)

Parisian vs Pogues Prediction

Josh Parisian's UFC run has been a mixed bag thus far. Though he secured a second-round TKO win over Alan Baudot in his last outing, Parisian has yet to win back-to-back fights in the promotion, going 0-2 in outings following a victory.

Meanwhile, Jamal Pogues has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Paulo Renato Jr. in his UFC debut. While he has similar striking numbers to Parisian, Pogues has the distinct mat advantage, averaging 3.5 takedowns per 15 minutes with 53% accuracy and 100% defense.

Due to Parisian's inability to win back-to-back fights at the UFC level, I like Pogues' chances of winning this weekend. He's going to wear Parisiain down the longer the fight goes and if he can get the latter on the mat, it'll be as good as over.

Winner: Jamal Pogues

Parisian vs Pogues Best Bet

Moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Pogues outright win at -245 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC Vegas 69 for more playable options.

Bet: Jamal Pogues to Win (-245)

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