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How the public is betting Luigi Vendramini vs. Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Island 4

Luigi Vendramini and Jessin Ayari meet in a lightweight bout to open the main card of UFC Fight Island 4 on October 3rd. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Luigi Vendramini of Brazil kicks Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos of Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on September 22, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

One of the first fights of UFC Fight Island 4 live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+, Luigi Vendramini and Jessin Ayari will take the octagon to fight in a preliminary card lightweight bout this Saturday.

This may be one of the closest fights on paper. Ayari will come in as the slim favorite, having fought just twice since 2017 and losing both times. He’s 16-5 overall, 1-2 in the UFC, but hasn’t been in the cage since October of 2018. A willing striker, he lands 3.58 significant blows per minute in UFC contests, and has gone the distance in all three of his bouts in the promotion.

Vendramini also hasn’t fought since a late-2018 defeat. He lost that bout to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via flying knee in what was his UFC debut. 8-1 in his MMA career, Vendramini has four submissions and four knockouts and has yet to need the judges in any contest.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Luigi Vendramini vs. Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Island 4 on October 3rd.

Betting splits

Luigi Vendramini: -109, (43% of action, 61% of bets)
Jessin Ayari: -114, (57% of action, 39% of bets)

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