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Ricky Simon defeats Ray Borg by split decision

Ricky Simon and Ray Borg face off UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ on May 13th in a bantamweight matchup. We break down how the public is picking the fight.

Opponents Ricky Simon and Ray Borg face off during the official UFC Fight Night weigh-in on May 12, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Update: Ricky Simon defeats Ray Borg by split decision. Simon was -165 for the victory, and +110 to win by decision.

A bantamweight bout featuring two fighters in search of a return to the rankings is on the main card at UFC Jacksonville tonight, with Ricky Simon taking on Ray Borg at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The fight is part of the preliminary card, which gets started at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Simon is 15-3, but has lost his last two fights, but does try and win on the mat as he averages 4.33 takedowns every 15 minutes in the cage. Borg, aka The Taxmexican Devil, is 13-4 in MMA and 7-4 in UFC with back-to-back wins by decision entering tonight.

Simon is a decent favorite at -165, and the extra price to be laid isn’t scaring off backers. He’s receiving 59% of the tickets written and 73% of the total handle on the money line. As a fighter without too many submissions on his resume, you might find better value with Simon at +110 to win after the fight goes the distance. The same goes for Borg, who doesn’t stop many fights at all, and if he were to win the +210 on a decision might be the best route.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ricky Simon vs. Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ on May 13th.

Simon vs. Borg UFC Fight Night odds

Info Ricky Simon Ray Borg
Info Ricky Simon Ray Borg
Record 15-3 13-4
ML Odds -165 +130
To Go the Distance Yes (-295) No (+210)
Win by KO, TKO, or DQ +550 +1400
To Win by Submission +1000 +750
To Win by Decision +110 +210
ML Splits by handle 73% 27%
ML Splits by bets 59% 41%
By KO, TKO or DQ handle 31% 9%
By KO, TKO or DQ bets 10% 33%
By Submission handle 1% 2%
By Submission bets 5% 5%
By Decision handle 33% 22%
By Decision bets 54% 20%
Tie (+5000) <1% <1%

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