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How the public is betting Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker square off in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night on ESPN on June 27th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

The main event of UFC on ESPN 12 has Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker in a grudge match tonight. But where are bettors putting their cash?

The #3-ranked Poirier is 25-6 in his career, and lost a title shot to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last fight. There’s no shame in tapping out in the third round to maybe the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Prior to that he had won five in a row and nine of 10, defeating stars like Anthony Pettis and Justin Gaethje.

Hooker is 20-8 MMA record, and has a three-inch height and reach advantage for this one. The 6-foot New Zealander lands 4.76 strikes per minute in the octagon. Winner of seven of eight fights with six of the victories coming by stoppage, he averages just 0.43 takedowns averaged every 15 minutes, so he’ll look to win this fight on his feet.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27th:

Betting splits

Dustin Poirier: Opened -200, now -235: 71% of handle, 72% of bets
Dan Hooker: Opened +162, now +185: 29% of handle, 28% of bets

To Go the Distance
Yes (+200)
No (-278)

To Win by KO, TKO or DQ
Poirier +110
Hooker +375

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