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Breaking down Wednesday betting splits for UFC 254

We break down how the public is betting UFC 254 from the main event of Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje down to the early prelims.

Opponents Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Justin Gaethje face off during the UFC 254 press conference at Yas Beach on October 21, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

UFC 254 is just around the corner with a huge title fight topping the main card. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje are meeting in the main event to crown a unified lightweight champion. Gaethje brings his interim title to the fight while Khabib puts his undefeated 28-0 record on the line.

The public has been betting on this matchup for some time at DraftKings Sportsbook and they are all over the favored Khabib. As of lunch time on Wednesday, he is installed at -335 and is getting 71 percent of handle and 70 percent of bets. Gaethje is installed at +270 and is getting 29% of handle and 30% of bets.

The biggest handle split midway through fight week has Miranda Maverick (-345) getting 86 percent of the handle over Liana Jojua (+260). The biggest bets split has Phil Hawes (-265) getting 88 percent of the wagers against Jacob Malkoun (+205).

UFC 254 Wednesday betting splits

Fights Odds % Handle % Bets
Fights Odds % Handle % Bets
Khabib Nurmagomedov -335 71% 70%
Justin Gaethje 270 29% 30%
Jared Cannonier -112 56% 47%
Robert Whittaker -112 44% 53%
Walt Harris +145 33% 44%
Alexander Volkov -182 67% 56%
Jacob Malkoun +205 27% 12%
Phil Hawes -265 73% 88%
Cynthia Calvillo -250 88% 91%
Lauren Murphy +195 12% 9%
Magomed Ankalaev -335 58% 75%
Ion Cutelaba +250 42% 25%
Stefan Struve -125 18% 32%
Tai Tuivasa +100 82% 68%
Da Un Jung -360 49% 71%
Sam Alvey +275 51% 29%
Liana Jojua +260 14% 29%
Miranda Maverick -345 86% 71%
Casey Kenney -190 77% 71%
Nathaniel Wood +150 23% 29%
Alexander Yakovlev +145 66% 20%
Joel Alvarez -182 34% 80%

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