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How the public is betting UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Waterson on May 8th

We take a look at how the bets are coming in on tonight’s UFC card from Las Vegas.

Opponents Amanda Ribas of Brazil and Angela Hill face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on May 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

As the pandemic-based shows being broadcast from the UFC APEX begin to wind down, the UFC rolls out another card this evening with UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Waterson. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with four preliminary bouts, followed by the main card starting at 8:00 p.m. which features six bouts. This event will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.

Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson

The main event is between Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson. Rodriguez enters the octagon ranked sixth in the strawweight rankings, with Waterson ranked ninth in that same weight class. But this bout will take place at the flyweight limit 125 pounds instead of strawweight’s 115.

Rodriguez is 13-1-2, winning her last fight over another fellow Saturday competitor Amanda Ribas in January by TKO. Waterson holds and 18-8 career mark, and might be fighting for her status in the UFC after losing her two previous fights before defeating Angela Hill last September in a controversial split decision.

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Alex Morono

There are few UFC competitors that have never been champion as popular as Cerrone, who has transitioned into serving as gate keeper for the future of the sport. But Cerrone has lost five fights in a row in the cage, though the last in September was overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because Niko Price tested positive for marijuana.

Cerrone is still ranked #15 at lightweight however, but dropping six in a row might be too much for even the most popular star. He’ll compete at welterweight tonight when he takes on Alex Morono, who is 18-7 at 30 years of age. “The Great White” Morono has lost two of his last three bouts himself, falling to Anthony Pettis by decision on December 19th of last year after his last walk to the ring.

Here are all the betting splits for the complete card of UFC Fight Night on May 8: Rodriguez vs. Waterson from DraftKings Sportsbook:

UFC Bet Splits May 8

Fights Odds % Handle % Bets
Fights Odds % Handle % Bets
Carlston Harris -167 76% 80%
Christian Aguilera 135 24% 20%
Jun Yong Park 115 34% 28%
Tafon Nchukwi -143 66% 72%
Michael Trizano 195 36% 10%
Ludovit Klein -250 64% 90%
Kyle Daukaus -137 63% 59%
Phil Hawes 110 37% 41%
Angela Hill 150 40% 34%
Amanda Ribas -190 60% 66%
Diego Ferreira 145 26% 23%
Gregor Gillespie -182 74% 77%
Maurice Greene 150 24% 29%
Marcos Rogerio De Lima -190 76% 71%
Neil Magny 160 32% 47%
Geoff Neal -200 68% 53%
Donald Cerrone -177 63% 76%
Alex Morono 145 37% 24%
Marina Rodriguez -225 71% 66%
Michelle Waterson 180 29% 34%

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