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How the public is betting Tuesday Night Contender Series

Bellator MMA is hosting its third card since resuming events. We break down how the public is picking the main card bouts

UFC president Dana White announces the fighters receiving UFC contracts during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on July 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/DWTNCS LLC

UFC president Dana White is back for Week 4 of the fourth season of his Contender Series. The Tuesday evening event features fighters attempting to impress White and eventually earn a UFC contract.

The August 25th episode features one flyweight bout, two lightweight bouts, and two middleweight bouts. The final fight on the card features middleweights Jhonoven Pati and Jamie Pickett. This is Pickett’s third appearance on the series, having lost a unanimous decision to Punahele Soriano on the third season premiere in 2019, and lost via submission to Charles Byrd on the debut episode in 2017.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering up some betting splits information, which tells how the betting public is picking the card. They’ve got numbers on the four-fight main card, and the public is primarily backing the favorites. Three of the five fights have the public backing the favorite with at least 70 percent of bets and 77 percent of handle. However, the final fight of the night is the most intriguing.

62 percent of the bets are on the favored Pickett, but 52 percent of the handle is on the underdog Pati. Pickett last fought a year ago September and won via unanimous decision over Jaquis Williams at NLFC. He is 3-2 in his last five fights, with the two losses coming in Contender Series bouts. Pati last fought in November at ROC 70 and won via submission over Joseph Pyfer. He beat Marcus Andrusia via TKO prior to that in October. He lost his pror two fights and is 6-3 for his career.

Here are your betting splits heading into Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Week 4:

Jamie Pickett (-150): 48% handle, 62% bets
Jhonoven Pati (+115): 52% handle, 38% bets

Rafael Alves (-121): 52% handle, 60% bets
Alejandro Flores (-108): 48% handle, 40% bets

Jeff Molina (-215): 77% handle, 70% bets
Jacob Silva (+160): 23% handle, 30% bets

Anthony Romero (-186): 79% handle, 71% bets
Mike Breeden (+141): 21% handle, 29% bets

Collin Huckbody (-210): 90% handle, 76% bets
Kyron Bowen (+157): 10% handle, 24% bets

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