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How the public is betting Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera

Sean O’Malley takes on Marlon Vera in a bantamweight bout at UFC 252 from Las Vegas on August 15th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera of Ecuador face off during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The line to see the “Sugar Show” will be a long one as Sean O’Malley makes his debut as a featured fighter in the co-main event of UFC 252 against Marlon Vera at bantamweight this Saturday in Las Vegas.

O’Malley has overwhelmed opponents, with a 12-0 record and 4-0 mark in the UFC. He joined the roster after a legendary fight at Dana White’s Contender Series in July of 2017. His last two wins have been by first round knockout where he’s caught opponents clean from the standup and looked like an overwhelming force. Ranked #14 in the division, he’ll look for his third knockout of calendar year 2020 on Saturday.

Vera is 15-6-1 overall, 9-5 record in the UFC. The Ecudorian will want to put the fight on the mat, as he has eight career submission victories and five knockouts on his resume. “Chito” averages 3.70 strikes per minute and just 0.88 takedowns, winning won five in a row before being upset by Song Yadong in a unanimous decision in May.

Betting splits

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera at UFC 252 on August 15th:

Sean O’Malley: -286 (86% of action, 87% of bets)
Marlon Vera: +225, (14% of action, 13% of bets)

Winning method splits

Here are the splits for the method of victory at DraftKings Sportsbook for Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera at UFC 251 on August 15th:

O’Malley vs. Vera Winning Method

Fights Odds % Handle % Bets
Fights Odds % Handle % Bets
Sean O'Malley By KO, TKO or DQ +150 71% 57%
Marlon Vera By Submission +700 11% 11%
Sean O'Malley By Decision +150 9% 12%
Marlon Vera By KO, TKO or DQ +1100 3% 6%
Sean O'Malley By Submission +1400 3% 8%
Marlon Vera By Decision +550 3% 5%
Tie +5000 1% 1%

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