A pair of unranked welterweights looking to increase their profile square off at UFC 251 tonight when Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos takes on Muslim Salikhov from “Fight Island.” But in a pretty equal fight, is there a DFS advantage to be had?
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $8,000
Muslim Salikhov: $8,200
Zaleski dos Santos is a +108 underdog on the money line, while Salikhov has been bet up to a -134 favorite from -124.
Neither of these guys have been fantasy gold in their UFC careers so far, with Zaleski dos Santos averaging just 73.2 DFS points in the octagon, and Salikhov a mere 71.3. But Salikhov is likely worth the extra two Franklins, and here’s why:
He’s won three in a row, two of them by KO’s that scored 93 and 105 points respectively. Even in his decision win over Laureano Staropoli last time out, he squeezed out a 77 DFS score. Plus 14 of his 16 wins have been by stoppage, as opposed to 17 of 22 for his opponent.
This is certainly a skippable fight on your roster, but if you go with it Salikhov would seem to be the play.