Charles Rosa vs Damon Jackson Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 9 (10/9): UFC

Charles Rosa vs Damon Jackson Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 9 (10/9): UFC

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Time (Preliminary Card) 1:30 p.m. EST
Charles Rosa money line +150
Damon Jackson money line -175


Key stats
  Charles Rosa Damon Jackson
Height 5'9 5'11
Weight 145 145
Reach 69' 73'
Record 14-5 18-4-1
Streak W1 L1
Last 5 3-2 3-2




The Featherweight division plays host to what could be an excellent grappling affair, as Charles ‘Boston Strong’ Rosa takes on Damon ‘The Leech’ Jackson. In Rosa’s last eleven fights, he has traded wins and losses. You’d have to go back to 2014 to find the last time Rosa won two-straight fights. However, Rosa can break that trend, as he enters this fight with a victory over Justin Jaynes. Meanwhile, Jackson will look to rebound from a first-round knockout to Ilia Topuria. Prior to the loss, Jackson had won two straight fights, including a comeback victory in his UFC return against Mirsad Bektic.


If you like grappling, this is the fight for you. Damon Jackson is a grappling specialist who hunts for the submission. With little to no striking, things can get dicey for Jackson should he be turned aside on the grappling front. However, given Jackson has only lost four of his twenty four professional fights, I’d say his style has been very successful. For Rosa, he mainly profiles as a striker who mixes in his wrestling occasionally. While Rosa can grapple, he also has been stymied by those who are better than him on the ground. However, with eight submission wins and no losses via submission, Rosa is by no means a slouch on the mat. 

As for a prediction, I’m going to go with Damon Jackson. While Rosa is the better all around fighter, his problems against strong grapplers are glaring. With a mere 37% takedown defense, Rosa’s inability to keep the fight upright is problematic. Especially in this fight, where Jackson has zero intentions to strike. So with that said, Rosa’s curse of failing to win two consecutive fights continues, as Jackson takes this one via decision.

PICK: Damon Jackson (-175)


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