UPDATE, 6:00 p.m.: Lauren Murphy wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-29). Murphy landed some excellent punches, and kept it on her feet with excellent takedown defense. The deserved winner who went off at a very slight underdog -107.
UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: We have not seen a dramatic swing at DraftKings Sportsbook for this fight, but the betting public is backing the favorite a bit more with the line coming down. 57% of total bets and 55% of total handle are on Roxanne Modafferi as of Saturday afternoon.
A big odds swing has happened in a battle of Top-10 women’s flyweights on tonight’s UFC on ESPN 11 card as Roxanne Modafferi takes on Lauren Murphy live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Modafferi is one of the most experienced women’s MMA fighters ever with a 24-16 record. 3-3 in the UFC, she defeated Maycee Barber in January, and is ranked No. 6 in the division. “The Happy Warrior” has nine stoppages in her 24 victories, and despite 54% of the handle and 51% of the bets are on her to win so far, it took a big line move to get there.
Murphy is 36-years-old and is ranked one spot lower at #7. She’s 12-4 career with eight knockouts, and 4-4 in the UFC winning her last two fights over Mara Romero Borella and Andrea Lee. She’s getting 46% of the cash and 49% of the tickets supporting her, but has gone from a decent-underdog to almost a coin flip from the books.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy at UFC on ESPN 11 on June 20th:
Roxanne Modafferi: opened -150, now -117
Lauren Murphy: opened +120, now -107
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