10:20 p.m. UPDATE: Andre Fili wins by split decision (29-28, 29-28 28-29). It was a very close fight, but Fili’s quantity of more punches and quality in the ground game was enough to get it done. A bit of a surprise the +180 Jourdain made it that close. A fun fight.
3:10 p.m. UPDATE: DraftKings Sportsbook posted their latest fight day betting splits. An overwhelming amount of bettors are backing Fili, with 73 percent of the handle and 76 percent of total bets vs. Jourdain.
Charles “Air” Jourdain drops down from 155 lbs. to 145 lbs. to fight veteran Andre Fili tonight at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+. It’s an up-and-coming fighter in the Canadian Jourdain looking to make an impression in a new weight class, facing off with a veteran with much more octagon experience
Jourdain is a Quebecer with a 10-2 record, with all 10 wins via stoppage (7 TKO/KO’s, 3 submissions). A decision loss to Desmond Green opened his UFC career, but he rebounded with a second round TKO of Doo Ho Choi in December.
Fili has the more impressive resume despite the lesser winning percentage at 20-7. 8-6 in the octagon, his deeper resume and experience made him a strong favorite on the open, with the line shifting ever so slightly towards Jourdain. Fili has three stoppages in UFC, but only one since November of 2015.
Here are the current odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Andre Fili vs. Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night tonight on ESPN+:
Andre Fili: Opened -240, now -230. 75% of handle, 77% of bets.
Charles Jourdain: Opened +185, now +180. 25% of handle, 23% of bets.
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