Update: Andrei Arlovski defeats Philipe Lins by unanimous decision. Arlovski was +130 to win.
Two heavyweights in Andrei Arlovski takes and Philipe Lins will face off on the preliminary card at UFC Jacksonville tonight, live on ESPN+ with the card starting at 6 p.m. ET. Below we have a full rundown of the current odds and how the public is betting the fight.
Arlovski is 41 years old with a 28-19 record, and the nickname “The Pitbull.” He’s fallen in four of his last five decisions, and was knocked out by Jairzinho Rozenstruik in just 29 seconds his last time out. Lins steps into a UFC cage for the first time with an MMA record of 14-3, and was the 2018 heavyweight champion in the Professional Fighters League.
If there’s an angle for this fight, it might be to take the underdog Arlovski to knock out his opponent instead of just to win: The Belarusian is +350 to finish it by KO or TKO, and 61% of his octagon wins have come via that route. But on the money line, there seems to be a slightly-sharp lean towards the newcomer Lins as the favorite.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins at UFC 249 in Jacksonville on May 13:
Money line movement, betting handle
Andrei Arlovski: +125 to +130 (27% handle, 31% bets)
Philipe Lins: -152 to -162 (73% handle, 69% bets)
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