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DFS considerations for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski faces off against Max Holloway in a fight for the featherweight title at UFC 251 from Fight Island on July 11th. We break down what to consider in setting your DFS lineups.

Opponents Alexander Volkanovski of Australia and Max Holloway face off during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In a rematch of the last fight for both combatants, Alexander Volkanovski faces Max Holloway for the featherweight championship at UFC 251 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. It’s the co-main event of the biggest card of the year, but is there DFS value to be found?

DraftKings DFS Values

Alexander Volkanovski: $9,100
Max Holloway: $7,100

Volkanovski is a -210 favorite, while Holloway comes in as the +170 underog.

This seems like a stay away as you’re caught right in the middle if you take Volkanovski: He’s very much good enough to win with an 8-0 record in the UFC and 21-1 overall in MMA, including a victory of his current opponent just seven months ago. But four of his last six wins are by decision, and the other two were late-second round KO’s.

This should be a heckuva fight between two outstanding competitors, but barring a finish neither has shown much of lately (Holloway has gone the distance in his last three, and lost two of them), you just can’t find a stoppage. Great to watch, but not great for DFS points.