UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: Belal Muhammad wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). A late takedown from Muhammad in a third round he was losing might have kept it from 10-8 and a draw. A really close fight, and you could argue for the second round going the other way.
UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: The second fight of the main card remains split at DraftKings Sportsbook. The betting public is backing Belal Muhammad in total bets at 60%, but is backing the underdog Lyman Good at 56% of total handle. Maybe some sharp money on the dog?
Two veteran bantamweights looking to find the Top 15 rankings fight tonight when Belal Muhammad takes on Lyman Good at UFC on ESPN this Saturday night from the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas. This fight was supposed to take place at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, but Good was forced to withdraw due to a positive coronavirus test.
Good is 21-5 in MMA, and 3-2 mark since joining the UFC in 2015. He was suspended for two years after his first fight due to a positive test for androstenedione. His 21 wins include 11 knockouts and four submissions, throwing 5.32 strikes per minute while defending 75% of attempted takedowns. 38% of the bets and 53% of the cash is behind him tonight so far
Muhammad ring moniker is “Remember The Name,” and he’s 16-3 as an MMA pro. At 7-3 in the UFC with wins in six of his last seven, but he often needs the entire fight as only five of his 16 wins have ended early. He’s getting 62% of the bets but only 47% of the dollars, and so the line has moved against him though he remains the favorite.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Belal Muhammad vs. Lyman Good at UFC on ESPN 11 on June 20th:
Lyman Good: opened +125, now +105
Belal Muhammad: opened -155, now -130
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