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How the public is betting UFC Fight Night, including Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

Deiveson Figueiredo takes on Joseph Benavidez in a flyweight championship bout at UFC 251 from Fight Island on July 11th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Deiveson Figueiredo poses for a post fight portrait backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at Chartway Arena on February 29, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

There’s been some movement on fights for the UFC Fight Night card tomorrow on Abu Dhabi, headlined by Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez. Let’s take a look at how some of the lines have moved.

Joe “Irish Joe” Duffy was a -400 favorite to win over Joel “El Fenomeno” Alvarez, but that’s down to -335 as the action has been holding steady for the Spaniard. Right now the underdog Alvarez is getting 48% of the action and 33% of the bets for this matchup, moving him from a +300 underdog down to +250.

The fight in the women’s flyweight division between Ariane Lipski and Luana Carolina opened as a dead heat at -112 each. But the cash is backing one Brazilian over another, and Carolina has moved Lipski to a -125 favorite and Carolina to +100. The “Violence Queen” Lipski is receiving only 17% of the handle so far, but 54% of the bets. It looks like sharper action is on her.

And on the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo remains the favorite, but by slightly less than he was. He’s moved from -230 to -225, and still has 46% of the action and 66% of the bets behind him. The underdog Figueiredo is beloved by bettors however, now at +180 with most of the money at 54% of booked cash, yet only 34% of the tickets.

Money line splits

Below are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for the UFC Fight Night card on July 18th:

UFC Fight Night July 18th

Fighter Odds % Handle % Bets
Fighter Odds % Handle % Bets
Davi Ramos +160 20% 44%
Arman Tsarukyan -200 80% 56%
Amir Albazi -167 41% 37%
Malcolm Gordon +133 59% 63%
Brett Johns +170 24% 20%
Montel Jackson -215 76% 80%
Carlos Felipe +140 43% 29%
Sergey Spivak -177 57% 71%
Joel Alvarez +250 48% 33%
Joseph Duffy -335 52% 67%
Nad Narimani +195 8% 15%
Grant Dawson -250 92% 85%
Roman Dolidze -190 91% 60%
Khadis Ibragimov +150 9% 40%
Alexandre Pantoja -215 67% 64%
Askar Askarov +170 33% 36%
Luana Carolina +100 83% 46%
Ariane Lipski -125 17% 54%
Rafael Fiziev +135 13% 32%
Marc Diakiese -167 87% 68%
Kelvin Gastelum -112 67% 64%
Jack Hermansson -112 33% 36%
Deiveson Figueiredo -225 46% 66%
Joseph Benavidez +180 54% 34%

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