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How the public is betting Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski faces off against Max Holloway in a featherweight title bout at UFC 251 from Fight Island on July 11th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway fought on December 14th, with Volkanovski winning via unanimous decision to take the belt in what was Holloway’s first defense, and one of the fights of the year. Now they’re back for Round 2, and bettors so far think it will go the same as before.

Volkanovski is 21-1 as an MMA fighter with 14 stoppages and a UFC record of 8-0. Currently #7 in the pound-for-pound rankings, he’s one of the most dominant fighters on the planet and can do it on his feet or the mat. He won the first fight 50-45, 48-47, 48-47 to become the first Australian UFC belt holder.

The last seven bouts Max Holloway has fought have been for a championship. He’s 21-5 in MMA with has 12 stoppages on his record, but has lost two of his last three. He’s as active as any fighter on the roster, with 6.66 punches per minute landing.

Betting splits

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway at UFC 251 on July 11th:

Alexander Volkanovski: -210 42% of action, 46% of bets
Max Holloway: +170, 58% of action, 54% of bets

Winning method splits

Here are the winning method at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway at UFC 251 on July 11th:

Volkanovski-Holloway Winning Method

Winning Method Odds % Handle % Bets
Winning Method Odds % Handle % Bets
Alex Volkanovski By Decision +110 57% 46%
Max Holloway By Decision +275 23% 23%
Alex Volkanovski By KO, TKO or DQ +325 11% 12%
Max Holloway By KO, TKO or DQ +650 7% 15%
Tie +6600 1% 1%
Alex Volkanovski By Submission +1400 1% 1%
Max Holloway By Submission +1800 < 1% 1%

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