One of the most daring bets I’ve ever seen was made ahead of the UFC on ESPN 12 later tonight (Saturday, June 27, 2020) live on ESPN / ESPN + from within the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to sports betting guru Darren Rovell (pictured below), someone wagered $ 37,000 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on straw woman Kay Hansen to defeat Jinh Yu Frey on the “Prelims” undercard. The bet would give the unknown player $ 20,000 if Hansen were able to win.
A $ 37,000 bet was made at the @BetMGM sportsbook at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in Kay Hansen to beat Jinh Yu Frey in the women’s strawweight fight tonight. I would earn $ 20,000. pic.twitter.com/R2i4Qgaekd
– Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 27, 2020
What makes this bet even tougher is the fact that Hansen vs. Frey was announced less than a week ago when the promotion ended the UFC on the ESPN 12 card. Both fighters will make their debut in the Octagon and, as of now, Hansen is a -190 favorite (according to our friends on Bet Online).
Hansen, 20, is one of the most promising young promising players in sport today. The California native produced a 5-3 record under the Invicta FC banner from 2017-2020 by scoring four total finals. Hansen comes from a unanimous decision victory over Liana Pirosin in March in which she captured consecutive wins for the first time as a member of Invicta.
Frey, 35, is the former Invicta FC female atomic weight champion and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Ashley Cummins in February (although a failed weight cut cost her the title). The veteran fighter is 9-4 throughout her seven-year career and will make her first appearance at 115 pounds.
What do you think, maniacs? Is this a good bet? Do you trust Hansen enough to put $ 38K on the table?
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