11:15 p.m UPDATE: Marvin Vettori wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:17 of the first round. Vettori got his revenge on the fighter that came in overweight and had cancelled on him previously. He was -215 to win, but to do it via first round stoppage pays a nice number at +1000.
Marvin Vettori (-240) takes down Karl Roberson by chokehold and submission in the 1st Round— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 14, 2020
The Rear Naked choke forces the tap. pic.twitter.com/vcVhE4ZjGL
3:10 p.m. UPDATE: DraftKings Sportsbook posted their latest fight day betting splits. The betting public continues to support the favored Vettori (-24). 72 percent of handle and total bets are on him.
The co-main event at UFC Fight Night tonight features plenty of bad blood, a terribly missed weight cut, and there’s been plenty of smack talk already.
Karl Roberson missed weight for the second time in a month when scheduled to fight Marvin Vettori, and the anger from Vettori was palpable. The favored fighter, who was the first on the scales at the weigh-in yesterday, spent the day clowning Roberson on Instagram for his miss. And you’ve got to admit: The Italian is good with the memes.
Roberson, besides now being the heavier fighter after missing by 4.5 pounds yesterday, will have plenty of incentive to find a way. But recovering from a case of rhabdomyolysis can’t be easy when you’re an underdog already. And he’s been forced to turn over 30% of his purse to Vettori before the fight even begins.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night tonight on ESPN+.
Karl Roberson: Opened +175, now +175: 20% of handle, 24% of bets
Marvin Vettori: Opened -225 now -225: 80% of handle, 76% of bets
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