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How the public is betting Claudio Silva vs. James Krause at UFC Fight Island 6

Claudio Silva and James Krause meet in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Claudio Silva of Brazil poses for a portrait backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Opening the main card of UFC Fight Island 6, Claudio Silva will take on James Krause in a welterweight bout live this Saturday from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and also available on ESPN+.

Krause will open up as the slight favorite on the moneyline. He enters with an 8-6 record in the UFC, and a 27-9 MMA record overall. A strike-first fighter, Krause was 2-5 in the UFC before running off six straight wins. Averaging 4.65 significant strikes per minute on 48 percent accuracy, Krause is both skilled as striker and grappler.

The latter will be tested as his opponent Silva, will want this fight on the ground. He averaged 3.32 takedowns per 15 minutes. Silva also averages 2.8 significant strikes per minute on 51 percent accuracy, absorbing 2.17. 5-0 in his UFC career, Silva has won 14 times and lost just once in MMA, and the big-money betters are thinking he’ll down Krause via some lop-sided action.

Both fighters are well-rounded and this should be one of the tightest matchups on UFC Fight Island 6.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Claudio Silva vs. James Krause at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.

Betting splits

Claudio Silva: +130 (73% of action, 42% of bets)
James Krause: -162 (27% of action, 58% of bets)

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