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How the public is betting Edson Barbosa vs. Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5

Edson Barbosa and Makwan Amirkhani meet in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

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We are back in Abu Dhabi for UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th. The experienced Edson Barbosa will look to add to his impressive gallery of wins, while Makwan Amirkhani will look to beat a wily veteran.

Barbosa, a relatively heavy favorite comes in after a great, yet close and controversial decision loss to Dan Ige. As he is coming down from 155 to 145, the veteran is a true elite striker who has a favorable matchup tonight. At 20-9, Barbosa’s unorthodox mix of strikes and kicks can be the difference here as Amirkhani is a grappler first.

Mr. Finland, Makwan Amirkhani, will be looking to make his first real impact in the UFC. He can accomplish it by beating a savvy veteran in Barbosa. He will have to do it by way of grappling most likely. One of the more aggressive fighters in the company, Makwan can finish with just one take down. If he gets it will be fun to see.

UFC Fight Night Winning Method Splits

Barbosa vs. Amirkhani

Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Makwan Amirkhani By Submission +400 65% 16%
Edson Barboza By KO, TKO, or DQ +130 23% 36%
Makwan Amirkhani By KO, TKO or DQ +1400 6% 4%
Edson Barboza By Decision +225 5% 39%
Tie +5000 0% 1%
Makwan Amirkhani By Decision +550 0% 2%
Edson Barboza By Submission +1600 < 1% 1%

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Edson Barbosa vs. Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th.

Betting splits

Edson Barbosa: -265, (66% of action, 75% of bets)
Makwan Amirkhani: +210, (34% of action, 25% of bets)

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