Luis Pena and Khama Worthy are two unranked lightweights facing off at UFC on ESPN 12 tonight in Las Vegas. But is there value in one of the 155 lbs. fighters?
Pena’s is 8-2 and has never been stopped in an MMA fight. Winner of The Ultimate Fighter 27 over Richie Smullen, four of his five fights on the main roster have gone the distance, with a 3-2 record. At 6’3 he has a four-inch height advantage tonight, but the bettors have placed more cash than expected against “Violent Bob Ross” so far.
Worthy’s record is 15-6, and “The Death Star” won his UFC debut against Devonte Smith last August via first-round TKO. It was his sixth-straight MMA victory and 11th career stoppage, but he has never lost via the judges having been knocked out five times and submitting once. But so far with the price given, some of the sharper money might be on him to pull the upset.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Luis Pena vs. Khama Worthy at UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27th:
Luis Pena: Opened -265, now -250. 58% of handle, 74% of bets.
Khama Worthy: Opened +205, now +195. 42% of handle, 26% of bets.
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