Update 6:03 p.m.: Jared Gordon is a -143 favorite, but is receiving only 49% of the handle and 44% of the bets so far. Fishgold remains the underdog at +115 with 51% of handle and 56% of bets.
Two featherweights in need of a victory battle as Jared Gordon faces Chris Fishgold on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on July 15th
Gordon is 3-3 in the UFC and has lost three of his last four. In his last bout he was knocked out in 86 seconds by Charles Oliveira last November. “Flash” Gordon is one of the statistically more active fighters on the roster, with 6.26 strikes per minute landed as well as 2.98 takedowns per 15 minutes of ring time. Having fought mostly at lightweight before, he drops to featherweight for this bout.
Fishgold is 1-2 in the UFC, but 18-3-1 overall. He missed making weight yesterday, coming in at 149 instead of the 146 limit for featherweight. He suffered an anaconda choke from Makwan Amirkhani on June 1st of 2019, and ends his 410 day layoff tonight. He’s had less than 20 minutes of fight time in the octagon, and averages just 2.53 strikes per minute, but had five takedowns in his second-round submission win over Daniel Teymur for his first victory in the promotion.
Below are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15th:
Jared Gordon: Opened -143, now -143 (34% of action, 27% of bets)
Chris Fishgold: Opened +115, now +115 (66% of action, 73% of bets)
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