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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Randa Markos vs. Kanako Murata

Randa Markos and Kanako Murata meet at women’s strawweight on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

Kanako Murata of Japan enters the ring in the bout against Rin Nakai during the RIZIN Fighting World GP 2016 second round at Saitama Super Arena on December 29, 2016 in Saitama, Japan. Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images

In a women’s strawweight bout for UFC Vegas 14, Randa Markos will face Kanako Murata in the preliminary card this Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.

The 35-year-old Markos is entering this contest as an underdog, with a professional fighting record of 10-10-1. She will be trying to snap her two-match losing streak after losing in September to Mackenzie Dern. At UFC Fight Night 178, Dean beat her by submission in Round 1 using an arm bar.

“The Quiet Storm” Markos is averaging 2.92 strikes per minute with a 41 percent accuracy. She also absorbs 3.30 strikes per minute, while defending against them at 59 percent.

As for Murata, she is coming into the bout as the overwhelming favorite, despite this being her UFC debut. The 27-year-old from Japan has a professional fighting record of 11-1 with her last win coming by split decision at Invicta FC 38.

In addition to fighting at Invicta FC, Murata has competed at Rizin FF, Deep, Pancrase, Rizin 3, Rizin 2 - Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016, Shoot Boxing, and KOTC.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Randa Markos vs. Kanako Murata at UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th.

Odds and Betting splits

Randa Markos: +135, (14% of action, 24% of bets)
Kanako Murata: -190, (86% of action, 76% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Randa Markos: $7,600
Kanako Murata: $8,600

Despite this being her UFC debut, Murata is not only the favorite on the betting line, but considered a high-priced play in UFC DFS this weekend. We don’t know much about her and how she’ll perform under the bright lights. But we do know that her last two wins have been by split decision and submission.

That being said, it would be a risky move to spend $8600 of your salary on her. Let’s see how she performs on Saturday night.