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Chase Sherman wins by TKO over Ike Villanueva in the second round

Chase Sherman squares off against Ike Villanueva in a heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night on ESPN on May 13th. We break down how the public is picking the fight.

Opponents Chase Sherman and Ike Villanueva 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: Chase Sherman wins via TKO over Ike Villanueva at 49 seconds of the second round.

As part of the undercard for UFC Jacksonville tonight, a pair of heavyweights will do battle as Chase Sherman takes on Ike Villanueva from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The fight is part of the preliminary card, which gets started at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

This is Sherman’s first fight back in UFC since being dismissed with a 2-5 mark a few years ago. Three straight wins in other MMA promotions see him recalled for this matchup, which might be stopped early as “The Vanilla Gorilla” wins 90% of the time by knockout.

Villanueva is 16-9 in MMA, and is making his UFC debut in this fight. It’s likely a reason why Sherman is receiving so much love from the bettors, as his 68% of the handle on 56% of the bets is usually an indicator of sharper action.

Sherman is +120 to win via knockout, TKO, or DQ at DraftKings, and if you think he’ll be the winner, there might be more value in betting him to stop it early.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Chase Sherman vs. Ike Villanueva at UFC Jacksonville on May 13th:

Money line movement, betting handle

Chase Sherman: -139 to -162 (71% handle, 67% bets)
Ike Villanueva: +110 to +130 (29% handle, 33% bets)

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