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Ben Rothwell defeats Ovince Saint Preux by split decision

Ben Rothwell faces Ovince Saint Preux in a heavyweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+, on May 13th. We break down how the public is picking the fight.

Opponents Ben Rothwell and Ovince Saint Preux face off during the official UFC Fight Night weigh-in on May 12, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Update: Ben Rothwell defeats Ovince Saint Preux by split decision. Rothwell was +125 to win the fight, and +400 to win by decision.

The co-main event of UFC Jacksonville tonight has a pair of heavyweights in Ben Rothwell and Ovince Saint Preux doing battle live from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Rothwell has a huge weight and resume edge, tipping the scales at 265 lbs. yesterday, which is 24.5 more than Saint Preux, who moved from light heavyweight to take this fight. Rothwell is 38-years-old, and is 37-12 in his pro career, while Saint Preux is 24-13 with most of his fights in the lighter division.

Saint Preux is a small favorite at -139, but so far most of the money is on the underdog: Kenosha, Wisconsin’s own Rothwell is receiving 46% of the bets but 51% of the handle so far. The other option might be to take Rothwell to win by knockout or TKO, as he’s won 75% of his UFC fights by punching his opponent to stop the fight. The value there would be the +225 price over his +115 just to win.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ on May 13th.

Rothwell vs. Saint Preux UFC Fight Night odds

Info Ben Rothwell Ovince Saint Preux
Info Ben Rothwell Ovince Saint Preux
Record 37-12 24-13
ML Odds +115 -139
To Go the Distance Yes (+140) No (-190)
Win by KO, TKO, or DQ +225 +400
To Win by Submission +1100 +400
To Win by Decision +450 +270
ML Splits by handle 51% 49%
ML Splits by bets 46% 54%
By KO, TKO or DQ handle 8% 6%
By KO, TKO or DQ bets 13% 7%
By Submission handle 24% 16%
By Submission bets 20% 27%
By Decision handle 24% 22%
By Decision bets 7% 26%
Tie (+8000) <1% <1%

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