Update 6:00 p.m.: All the money has come in on Diana Belbita. She’s a -195 favorite that’s receiving 96% of the handle and 72% of the tickets on the money line. Liana Jouja is a +155 underdog getting only 4% of the cash bet on the fight, but 28% of the tickets.
Two women’s flyweights looking for their first UFC win will face off when Diana Belbita matches up with Liana Jojua on Fight Island as part of UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15th.
Belbita is 13-5 in MMA, and lost her only UFC fight so far to fellow card participant Molly “Meatball” McCann by unanimous decision. In that fight she landed 6.53 strikes per minute, but also absorbed 7.53 with one successful takedown. “The Warrior Princess” was 5-0 in Real Xtreme Fighting before moving to the UFC
Jouja is 7-3, and was knocked out in the third round of her UFC debut against Sarah Moras on September 7th of last year. The 25-year-old from Moscow has six stoppages, with five of those by submission. She won five consecutive fights before her loss to Moras, where she completed two takedowns and landed 19 blows, but absorbed 44 before being TKO’d by elbows.
Below are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Diana Belbita vs. Liana Jojua at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15th:
Diana Belbita: Opened -162, now -167 (95% of handle, 62% of bets)
Liana Jojua: Opened +130, now +135 (5% of handle, 38% of bets)
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