It’s a flyweight battle between 12th-ranked Tim Elliott and Ryan Benoit in the flyweight division on Fight Island at UFC on ESPN 13 tonight. But who are the bettors backing?
Elliott is 15-11-1 with nine career stoppages, but is just 2-5 since joining the UFC and had a two-year layoff between December of 2017 and October of 2019. His last three fights are all losses: He tapped out via arm-triangle to Brandon Royval on May 30th, and lost unanimous decision to Askar Askarov plus a first-round choke by Deiveson Figueiredo before that.
Benoit has also struggled since joining the UFC, with a 3-4 mark in the promotion. He had a two-year absence from November 2017 until December 2019, where he lost to Heili Alateng in a split decision. He averages just 2.8 strikes per minute landed. This is the rare co-main event where both fighters might be scrapping to keep themselves in the UFC.
Money line splits
Below are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tim Elliott vs. Ryan Benoit at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15th:
Tim Elliott: Opened -125, now -125 (69% of action, 50% of bets)
Ryan Benoit: Opened +100, now +100 (31% of action, 50% of bets)
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