Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley II Betting Insight: Majority of Tickets on Former UFC Champion in Boxing Rematch
Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images. Pictured: Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul
Tyron Woodley is getting his rematch against Jake Paul quicker than expected, and bettors are hoping the former UFC star gets his revenge in the ring.
After meeting in a professional boxing match back on August 29, Paul and Woodley will square off once again on December 18. Woodley is fighting on two-weeks notice after replacing Paul’s original challenger, Tommy Fury, who withdrew due to a rib injury.
The first match was Woodley’s first as a professional boxer following a string of four consecutive losses in the UFC. The former champion is 19-7 in his MMA career.
Paul entered 3-0 as a professional boxer with all three wins coming via knockout.
Paul won the eight-round fight by split decision, moving his record to a perfect 4-0.
The betting odds have moved quite a bit since the first fight, but the longer odds for the underdog have bettors taking a chance.
Woodley is a +200 underdog after opening at +225. He closed as the +140 underdog in the first fight. Paul closed at -160 in August and is now down to -225 from -275.
According to data released by BetMGM on Tuesday, Woodley is attracting 68% of bets and 81% of money in the early betting market.
The most popular props are Woodley winning by KO/TKO/Technical Decision or DQ at +350 (bet $100, profit $350). Woodley winning by decision is +650 and the second most popular play in the early market.
The fight will take place at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Among the other fights on the card are Amanda Serrano against Miriam Gutierrez and former NBA star Deron Williams against former NFL running back Frank Gore in a four-round heavyweight fight.
The event will take place on Showtime pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m. ET.