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How the public is betting Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba

Felice Herrig duels Virna Jandiroba in a women’s strawweight bout at UFC 252 from Las Vegas on August 15th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Felice Herrig and Virna Jandiroba of Brazil face off during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC women’s strawweight Felice Herrig is ranked #15 in the division, but she’s an underdog when she faces Virna Jandiroba at UFC 252 Saturday night in Las Vegas.

“Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig enters with a 14-8 record in MMA and a UFC mark of 5-3. Her last two fights were both losses in 2018, and has been on the shelf with an ACL and other injuries since. The 35-year-old from Buffalo Grove, Illinois averages 3.69 strikes per minute as well as 1.20 takedowns per 15-minute match. With only five career stoppages, her last three victories were all by decision. But she has also never been stopped in her career.

Jandiorba is 1-1 in the UFC, and 15-1 overall with 12 career submissions. She fell in her opening bout in Dana White’s promotion to Carla Esparza via decision, but bounced back with a second-round rear-naked choke of Mallory Martin in December of 2019. At 32 from Bahia, Brazil, the former Invicta title holder is a BJJ specialist. She has six total takedowns in her 21:16 of total time in a UFC octagon.

Betting splits

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba at UFC 252 on August 15th:

Felice Herrig: +240 (30% of action, 17% of bets)
Virna Jandiroba: -315, (70% of action, 83% of bets)

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