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How the public is betting Jamahal Hill vs. Klidson Abreu

Jamahal Hill and Klidson Abreu square off in a light heavyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas on May 30th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Jamahal Hill and Klidson Abreu of Brazil face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on May 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UPDATE 7:49 pm: Jamahal Hill wins by TKO at 1:51 in the first round. “Sweet Dreams” put it to his opponent quickly and impressively, and we’ve had four stoppages in our first four fights tonight.

The preliminary card for tonight’s UFC on ESPN 9 includes Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill putting his perfect 7-0 MMA record on the line against veteran Klidson “White Bear” Abreu in a light heavyweight bout.

Though the betting handle has come in significantly on Hill, the percentage of bets being much more in Abreu’s favor has actually moved the line in his direction. This could be bookmakers anticipating late cash coming in on the underdog Brazilian Abreu. Though he has lost two of his three fights since joining the UFC, all the results have been by decision.

Hill has four stoppages in his seven-fight career, and won his only UFC fight in January against Darko Stosic. This one might go the distance, but for now the bookmakers seem less impressed than the big bettors despite his never losing as a professional.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jamahal Hill vs. Klidson Abreu at UFC on ESPN on May 30th:

Betting splits

Jamahal Hill: Opened at -143, now at -129 — 79% handle, 59% bets
Klidson Abreu: Opened at +115, now at +105 — 21% handle, 41% bets

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