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