Update 6:08 p.m.: Ricardo Ramos remains the favorite at -162, and has gotten 73% of handle and 52% of tickets on the money line. Lerone Murphy is a +130 underdog, with 27% of the cash behind him, but 48% of the individual wagers.
Two high-ceiling featherweights face off as Ricardo Ramos takes on Lerone Murphy at UFC on ESPN 13 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi tonight.
Ramos is 14-2 overall, and 5-1 in the UFC with two stoppage wins. The 24-year-old Brazilian does most of his damage on the mat at a BJJ practitioner, averaging 2.13 takedowns per 15 minutes with 64% accuracy while in the black octagon. This will be his first fight since November 16th of last year, when he defeated Luiz Eduardo Garagorri with a first round rear-naked choke.
Murphy’s only UFC fight was a split decision draw against Zubaira Tukhugov last September, the only blemish on his otherwise 8-0 record. The Stockport, England trains out of the All Powers Gym in that city, and at 28 years of age has a stiff challenge on the way to what would be his first victory in the world’s biggest MMA promotion.
Below are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15th:
Ricardo Ramos: Opened -182, now -162 (69% of handle, 50% of bets)
Lerone Murphy: Opened +145, now +130 (31% of handle, 50% of bets)
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