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UFC 287 Market Report: Bettors Backing Alex Pereira to Keep Belt Against Israel Adesanya

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There are some big names on the fight card tonight with Israel Adesanya set to fight Alex Pereira for the middleweight belt in the main event of UFC 287. This will be their second meeting in the UFC and fourth overall.

Bettors have been backing Pereira to retain the title. He opened as a +125 underdog at BetMGM and is now +110 to win. Pereira is getting 60% of the public bets and accounts for 45% of the handle. The Stylebender has gone from a -150 favorite to -135.

That’s obviously not the only fight on the card. The co-main event includes an intriguing battle between Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns. Both men are looking for a win to get a chance to fight the current champion, Leon Edwards.

Burns opened as a massive favorite, but bettors have had zero interest in laying that sort of juice. Masvidal has received a whopping 91% of the public bets and accounts for 66% of the handle. Masvidal has gone from +360 to +340 at BetMGM while Burns has gone from -500 to -450.

Adrian Yanez opened as a -165 favorite over Rob Font. The bets have been going in Font’s direction with 60% of the tickets and 45% of the money, but the line has moved in Yanez’s direction as he’s currently -190.

Kevin Holland hasn’t been garnering much interest as the -250 favorite over Santiago Ponzinibbio. Holland is getting 34% of the bets and accounts for 50% of the handle.

Raul Rosas Jr. and Christian Rodriguez kick off the main card. The public bets are a perfect 50-50 split. Rosas is getting a bit more money and his line has moved from -190 to -250.

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