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How the public is betting Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns

Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns square off in a welterweight contenders bout at UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas on May 30th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns 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: 11:48 pm: Gilbert Burns wins by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44). Burns dominated the fight both in the stand-up and on the ground. He led significant strikes landed 76-29, and had the only two takedowns during the match.

The main event of UFC on ESPN 9 tonight features two outstanding welterweights in Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns.

Woodley is 19-4-1 and the No. 1 contender at welterweight. He previously held the belt for three years before losing his title via unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235, with four total defenses before his March 2020 defeat to Usman. The balance in Woodley’s game is what makes him elite, with 37 percent of his fights won by KO or TKO, 26 percent by submission, and 37 percent by decision.

Burns enters as the underdog and the #6 contender in his weight class, and has won his last five bouts. His first round TKO of Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 170 on March 14th gives him a quick turnaround here, and he comes in as a small underdog to a fighter that is 14th in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night on May 30th:

Betting splits

Tyron Woodley: -182 — 68% handle, 63% bets
Gilbert Burns: +150 — 32% handle, 37% bets

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