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How the public is betting Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques in UFC 253

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Khadis Ibragimov and Danilo Marques meet in a light heavyweight bout on the early preliminary card of UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Khadis Ibragimov of Russia and Danilo Marques of Brazil face off during the UFC 253 weigh-in on September 25, 2020 at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Khadis Ibragimov and Danilo Marques meet in a light heavyweight bout on the early preliminary card of UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th.

Ibragimov (8-3) comes in to this fight with six of his wins coming inside the distance. He is a typically slow starter as evidenced by his last three fights, where he has gone on a 0-3 run with two of the three by way of finish. Khadis came to the UFC undefeated, but has spoiled any good will and this might be his last one in UFC.

For Marques, (9-2) his training with Fabricio Werdum is a plus and being able to claim back-to-back wins in the Brazil MMA scene, this fight sets up well for a nice debut. A true finisher, he has ended his opponent in eight of nine victories. This is another match that is really ripe for an upset, and Marques might be good for one here.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques at UFC 253 on September 26th.

Betting splits

Khadis Ibragimov: -162, (83% of action, 66% of bets)
Danilo Marques: +130, (17% of action, 34% of bets)

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