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How the public is betting Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko [UPDATE]

Eryk Anders faces Krzysztof Jotko in a middleweight contenders bout at UFC on ESPN 8 on May 16th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Eryk Anders and Krzysztof Jotko face off during the official UFC Fight Night weigh-in on May 15, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Update: Krzysztof Jotko defeats Eryk Anders by unanimous decision. It was a competitive fight, but Jotko did win 30-27 on one card, and 29-28 on the other two.

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. update: Fight day money is coming in on Anders as he prepares to face Jotko. 52 percent of the bets remain on Jotko, but 57 percent of the handle is now on Anders with a little under five hours until the event gets underway.

Two potential contenders for the UFC middleweight title face off tonight as Birmingham’s Eryk Anders faces Poland’s Krzysztof Jotko at 185 lbs. in a battle of fighters looking to crack the UFC Top 15 rankings in the division.

Anders had three consecutive losses before turning them into back-to-back wins, with a first-round stoppage of Vinicius Moreira last June. The 33-year-old has a 13-4 record in MMA, and has KO’d two-thirds of his victims in the UFC.

Krzysztof Jotko is 21-4 in his career, and 8-4 in UFC. After a three-match skid, he’s picked up a pair of decisions over Alen Amedovski and Marc-Andre Barriault in his last two outings. 65% of his octagon wins come via decision, so he’s often looking for a longer fight.

With Anders looking for the knockout and Jotko looking for the slow victory, you might find some value on Anders by KO at +300 and Jotko by decision at +600. But for now the money is slightly backing Jotko; he’s receiving 53% of the bets and 54% of the handle to win the fight straight up on the money line.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Eryk Anders and Krzysztof Jotko at UFC on ESPN 8 on May 16th:

Anders vs. Jotko betting splits

Info Eryk Anders Krzysztof Jotko
Info Eryk Anders Krzysztof Jotko
Record 13-4 21-4
ML Odds +120 -150
To Go the Distance Yes (-162) No (+120)
Win by KO, TKO, or DQ +300 +650
To Win by Submission +350 +130
To Win by Decision +1800 +600
ML split by handle 46% 54%
ML split by bets 47% 53%

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