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How the public is betting Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland [UPDATE]

Anthony Hernandez and Kevin Holland meet up in a middleweight preliminary bout at UFC on ESPN 8 on May 16th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Anthony Hernandez and Kevin Holland face off during the official UFC Fight Night weigh-in on May 15, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Update: Kevin Holland defeats Anthony Hernandez by TKO at 39 seconds of the first round. A terrific elbow to knee combination started the blitz, and it was over in a hurry.

Two middleweights looking enter the UFC Top 15 rankings fight tonight when Anthony Hernandez takes on Kevin Holland in Jacksonville at UFC on ESPN 8.

“Fluffy” Hernandez is 7-1 in MMA, and a grappler that’s won 57% of his fights by making his victim tap with an average fight time of just 6:07. He’s 1-1 in the UFC, both winning and losing by Anaconda choke his last two fights.

Holland is 17-5 career, including a 3-2 record in the UFC, with all his wins have by decision and the losses by rear naked choke. He averages 2.04 takedowns per 15 minutes of octagon time.

This fight is literally dead even by the bets, but with an overwhelming amount of cash on Hernandez. That’s usually indicative of the sharper, bigger bettors liking one fighter over another. We’ll take it one step further and say if you’re going to be Hernandez, getting him by KO, submission, or DQ at +275 is likely the value way to play it here.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Anthony Hernandez and Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 8 on May 16th:

Update: Saturday 1:30 p.m.

Anthony Hernandez: -112, 66% handle, 50% bets
Kevin Holland: -112, 34% handle, 50% bets

Betting splits

Anthony Hernandez: -112, 69% handle, 50% bets
Kevin Holland: -112, 31% handle, 50% bets

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