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How the public is betting Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez

Abdul Razak Alhassan takes on Mounir Lazzez in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 13 from Fight Island on July 15th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Abdul Razak Alhassan of Ghana and Mounir Lazzez of Tunisia face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 14, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two welterweight prospects will fight it out looking to reach the division rankings soon when Abdul Razak Alhassan faces Mounir Lazzez at UFC on ESPN 13.

Alhassan is fighting for the first time in two years, his career sidelined after he was charged with sexual assault. He was found not guilty of all charges in March of this year, and the 34-year-old returns with a record of 10-1 and all 10 wins by KO or TKO. He’s 4-1 in the UFC with all four victories coming via first round knockout, and his only loss a split decision to Omari Akhmedov. He’s averaged 4.59 strikes per round in the UFC, and has attempted only one takedown in the promotion.

Lazzez is Tunisian, but generally fights in Dubai. Apparently someone he knows ran into Dana White in a restaurant, and that’s how he got discovered. He’s listed as having a 9-1 career record, and here’s a highlight tape that impressed White.

Below are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15th:

Betting splits

Abdul Razak Alhassan: Opened -305, now -345 (75% of action, 79% of bets)
Mounir Lazzez: Opened +230, now +260 (25% of action, 21% of bets)

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