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Calvin Kattar defeats Jeremy Stephens by knockout

Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar meet at UFC 249 in a matchup of featherweight contenders. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar face off during the UFC 249 official weigh-in on May 08, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Kattar vs. Stephens results: Calvin Kattar defeats Jeremy Stephens by knockout in the second round.

In UFC 249’s featherweight bout on the main card, veteran and No. 7 ranked Jeremy Stephens fights No. 9 Calvin Kattar in Jacksonville at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena tonight.

Kattar is 20-4 all time in MMA, and is favored with his 4-2 record in UFC. A striker with a submission attempt average of 0.0% in UFC, he’ll be trying to win on his feet. Stephens’ 28-17 record is that of a journeyman, and he’s lost his last three decisions. Despite joining UFC in 2007, he’s yet to fight for a championship, but is still ranked #7 in the division.

Kattar is a sizable favorite in this one, and the public is backing him in a big way. 84 percent of money line handle is on Kattar and 76 percent of all handle on winning method is on him winning via KO, TKO, or DQ. The only wagering that has been interesting for Stephens is 16 percent of bets are on him to win via decision.

Here are the updated betting lines for Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar at UFC 249.

Stephens vs. Kattar betting splits

Fighters Stephens Kattar
Fighters Stephens Kattar
Record 28-17 20-4
ML Odds +220 -265
To Go the Distance Yes (-167) No (+123)
Total Rounds Over 2.5 (-182) Under 2.5 (+136)
To Win by KO, TKO or DQ +435 +290
To Win by Submission +2300 +1000
To Win by Decision +525 +110
ML Splits (By Handle) 16% 84%
ML Splits (By Bets) 30% 70%
By KO, TKO, DQ handle 4% 76%
By KO, TKO, DQ bets 7% 21%
By Submission handle 1% 4
By Submission bets 1% 1%
By Decision handle 2% 13%
By decision bets 16% 53%
Tie <1% handle 1% bets

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