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How the public is betting Kai Kara France vs. Brandon Royval at UFC 253

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Kai Kara France and Brandon Royval meet in a flyweight contenders bout at UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

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In the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi, two flyweights face off in a contested match up. Kai Kara France vs. Brandon Royval. It’s an old tale of established versus new blood.

France is a name many fight fans know. Coming off a great TUF performance UFC hired him in 2018. Since that he’s been wining with a 3-1 record in the UFC (21-8 overall). Being quicker will help in this fight, as will the the smart combinations he’s known for. If France can keep this fight up right his chances should improve.

Royval is a grappler’s grappler, meaning he can go with them all. Despite being a new comer at 11-4, he’s already made an impact by finishing seven of his past opponents via submission, quite often from his back. A takedown will dramatically improve his chances here, and he should do everything e can to get one. We’ll see how he responds to France’s stand-up.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Kai Kara France vs. Brandon Royval at UFC 253 on September 26th.

Betting splits

Kai Kara France: -240, (61% of action, 59% of bets)
Brandon Royval: +188, (39%of action, 41% of bets)

Winning method splits

Here are the splits for the method of victory at DraftKings Sportsbook for Kai Kara France vs. Brandon Royval at UFC 253 on September 26th:

FIGHTS

Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Brandon Royval By Submission +425 60% 48%
Kai Kara France By Decision -118 34% 40%
Kai Kara France By KO, TKO or DQ +400 2% 5%
Brandon Royval By Decision +600 1% 3%
Kai Kara France By Submission +1600 1% 3%
Tie +6600 1% 1%
Brandon Royval By KO, TKO or DQ +900 0% 0%

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