UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: Josh Emmett wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27). One of the best fights you will ever see in the UFC. The stats are incredible as Emmett landed 121 of 190 strikes, and Burgos with 155 of 311. But the two takedowns from Emmett were the difference, including a 10-8 round in the third from one judge.
UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: The public continues to steadily back the favored Burgos on fight day afternoon. We’re seeing consistent numbers at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Burgos getting 63% of total bets and 64% of total handle.
Two top 10-ranked featherweights fight tonight when Josh Emmett faces Shane Burgos at UFC on ESPN 11 as the co-main event from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Emmett is 35-years-old with an MMA record of 15-2, and a 6-2 UFC tally where he’s ranked #8 in the division. His last three wins have all come by by KO/TKO. He’s a volume puncher landing just 36% of his punches thrown, but getting in 3.63 strikes per minute and with knockout ability. Right now 40% of the bets but just 33% of the action are on him to win tonight.
“Hurricane” Burgos lives up to his nickname by the numbers, where averages an astonishing 7.09 strikes per minute landed in the octagon. A 13-1 career mark is bolstered by 10 stoppages and a 6-1 UFC record. He’s the #10 contender in the division, and defends 90% of takedown attempts. The Woodbury, NY opened as a favorite against his higher-ranked opponent, and has taken on even more money since as now he’s getting 60% of the tickets but 67% of the actual dollars wagered on him.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos at UFC on ESPN 11 on June 20th:
Josh Emmett: opened +115, now +130
Shane Burgos: opened -143, now -162
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