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How the public is betting Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov in UFC 253

Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov meet in a featherweight bout to open the main card of UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

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The main card for UFC 253 on Saturday has an interesting match up between Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov. The forecasting shows a really close bout between two fighters looking to crack the Top 15 of the featherweight division.

Dawodu comes in as an underdog sitting at 11-1-1, and has won four straight. A high volume fighter, he doubles Tukhugov in Strikes Landed per Min. (SLpM) 5.28 - 2.58. That combined with some surprising power can propel him to a win over a very game Tukhugov.

Tukhugov is a Russian fighter sporting a 19-4-1 record. The one plus for him is his take down ability, as he averages 2.88 take downs per 15 minutes. Paired with a knack for volume, he can cause many problem for Dawodu.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 253 on September 26th.

Betting splits

Hakeem Dawodu: +115, (50% of action, 53% of bets)
Zubaira Tukhugov: -143, (50% of action, 47% of bets)

Winning method splits

Here are the splits for the method of victory at DraftKings Sportsbook for Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 253 on September 26th:


Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Zubaira Tukhugov By Decision +180 28% 37%
Hakeem Dawodu By Decision +200 25% 16%
Hakeem Dawodu By KO, TKO or DQ +500 21% 25%
Zubaira Tukhugov By KO, TKO or DQ +425 18% 12%
Hakeem Dawodu By Submission +1400 4% 3%
Tie +5000 3% 2%
Zubaira Tukhugov By Submission +800 1% 4%

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