In another featherweight bout on the preliminary card for UFC Vegas 13, Giga Chikadze will take on Jamey Simmons this Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 32-year-old Chikadze is entering the octagon as the overwhelming favorite and a professional record of 11-2. “Ninja” Chikadze last fought in October at UFC Fight Night 179, defeating Omar Morales by unanimous decision, giving him his fourth-straight match win.
Despite this only being his fifth-ever UFC match, Chikadze is a striker at heart, averaging 3.52 strikes per minute with 43 percent accuracy. Before joining the UFC, he competed in Gladiator Challenge where most of his TKOs came via punches.
The 28-year-old Simmons will be looking to hold his own against the 32-year-old in his UFC debut. “The Afro Samurai” has a professional record of 7-2, with his last fight happening in October. At Caged Aggression 28, Simmons defeated Sean West by submission in Round 2 via rear naked choke.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Giga Chikadze vs. Jamey Simmons at UFC Vegas 13 on November 7th.
Odds and Betting splits
Giga Chikadze: -835 (90% of action, 92% of bets)
Jamey Simmons: +525, (10% of action, 8% of bets)
Giga Chikadze: $9,300
Jamey Simmons: $6,660
Since this is Simmons’ first UFC fight, it’s probably best to fade him as of right now, until we see how he performs on Saturday night. Chikadze is the highest-priced fighter for the UFC Vegas 13 DFS contest.
He is averaging 68.6 fantasy points per fight over his career. In his last two fights, Chikadze scored a pedestrian 73 and 76 fantasy points, which is good when you are valued at $7,900 and $7,000. However, with him being slated at $9,300, you might be better going elsewhere to get value upwards of 80 fantasy points or higher.