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How the public is betting Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews in UFC 253

Diego Sanchez and Jake Matthews meet in a welterweight bout on the preliminary 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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Diego Sanchez will take on Jake Matthews at UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26, 2020. In the return to the octagon for Sanchez, he comes in as a heavy underdog.

Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez walks into the cage with a mark of 31-12. His experience will be needed in this lopsided match up betting wise. Sanchez, while older, does posses stand up acumen superior to Matthews, his ground game is lacking and could be a hinderance. A fighter’s chance is all Sanchez has. He enters as a big underdog here.

Matthews, a faster and more technical fighter really has the upper hand in grappling. With a 16-4 MMA record, including 2.20 takedowns per 15 minutes in the UFC with a 9-4 record, something will have to give as Sanchez has never been submitted so expect this one to go the distance.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews at UFC 253 on September 26th.

Betting splits

Diego Sanchez: +470, (46% of action, 26% of bets)
Jake Matthews: -715, (54% of action, 74% of bets)

Winning method splits

Here are the splits for the method of victory at DraftKings Sportsbook for Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews at UFC 253 on September 26th:


Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Outcome Odds % Handle % Bets
Diego Sanchez By KO, TKO or DQ +3300 58% 34%
Jake Matthews By Decision -106 17% 20%
Jake Matthews By KO, TKO or DQ +220 17% 26%
Diego Sanchez By Submission +2000 4% 10%
Jake Matthews By Submission +450 2% 4%
Diego Sanchez By Decision +640 1% 4%
Tie +5500 0% 1%

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