Kron Gracie vs Charles Jourdain Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 288 (Can Jourdain Break Out of Funk?)

Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain betting preview for UFC 288, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain betting preview for UFC 288, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photos/Gregory Payan

Gracie vs Jourdain Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 288— Main Card Featherweight Bout
Kron Gracie (5-1, 0 KOs) vs. Charles Jourdain (13-6-1, 8 KOs)
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: Prudential Center — Newark, New Jersey
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Gracie vs Jourdain Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 288 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Kron Gracie: (+164)
- Charles Jourdain: (-215)

Method of Victory:
- Gracie by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Gracie by Points: (TBD)
- Gracie by Submission: (TBD)
- Jourdain by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Jourdain by Points: (TBD)
- Jourdain by Submission: (TBD)

Gracie vs Jourdain Prediction

After nearly four years, Kron Gracie is set to return to the octagon. The member of the legendary Gracie family was last seen at UFC Fight Night 161 when he picked up a unanimous decision loss to Cub Swanson. Before suffering that defeat, the 34-year-old BJJ savant had won his first five MMA fights.

Standing in Gracie's path is former TKO Featherweight Champion Charles Jourdain. The Canadian striker is coming off back-to-back losses to Shane Burgos and Nathaniel Wood, losing by majority and unanimous decision, respectively. Needless to say, he desperately needs a win.

Although the odds favor Jourdain, I can see the underdog winning. Gracie's first MMA loss came due to his abandoning his grappling style in favor of strikes. After his family admitted that was a mistake, I don't see him messing up twice. After all, Jourdain isn't the best grappler, having been taken down at least once in each of his last six fights, including seven times in the last two.

While rust could be a factor, Gracie will be determined to make his return with a bang. Back his grappling to give him the edge this weekend.

Winner: Kron Gracie

Gracie vs Jourdain Best Bet

Unfortunately, the moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Gracie outright win at +164 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC 288 for more playable options.

Bet: Kron Gracie to Win Outright (+164)

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