Update: Chase Sherman wins via TKO over Ike Villanueva at 49 seconds of the second round.
As part of the undercard for UFC Jacksonville tonight, a pair of heavyweights will do battle as Chase Sherman takes on Ike Villanueva from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The fight is part of the preliminary card, which gets started at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
This is Sherman’s first fight back in UFC since being dismissed with a 2-5 mark a few years ago. Three straight wins in other MMA promotions see him recalled for this matchup, which might be stopped early as “The Vanilla Gorilla” wins 90% of the time by knockout.
Villanueva is 16-9 in MMA, and is making his UFC debut in this fight. It’s likely a reason why Sherman is receiving so much love from the bettors, as his 68% of the handle on 56% of the bets is usually an indicator of sharper action.
Sherman is +120 to win via knockout, TKO, or DQ at DraftKings, and if you think he’ll be the winner, there might be more value in betting him to stop it early.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Chase Sherman vs. Ike Villanueva at UFC Jacksonville on May 13th:
Money line movement, betting handle
Chase Sherman: -139 to -162 (71% handle, 67% bets)
Ike Villanueva: +110 to +130 (29% handle, 33% bets)
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