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DFS considerations for Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry

Makwan Amirkhani faces Danny Henry in a featherweight bout at UFC 251 from Fight Island on July 11th. We break down what to consider in setting your DFS lineups.

Opponents Makwan Amirkhani of Finland and Danny Henry of Scotland 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

Two rangy featherweights in Makwan Amirkhani and Danny Henry will face off at UFC 251 on Yas Island this Saturday night. Which one should have you have on your DFS roster?

DraftKings DFS Values

Makwan Amirkhani: $8,600
Danny Henry: $7,600

Amirkhani is the -215 favorite, with Henry holding steady all week as the +170 underdog.

Amirkhani is a mat wrestler that wants to get the fight on the ground. In his last fight against Shane Burgos, he scored just 22 strikes in over 13 minutes. He’s talented, but fantasy poison with just 1.6 strikes per minute in the octagon

Henry’s UFC career DFS scores: 116, 101, 2. The 2 was Dan Ige making him tap in 77 seconds last time out, stopping a five-fight win streak. But he lands 5.85 strikes per minute, and has 10 stoppages in his 12 wins. If there’s a side in this fight, it’s for sure the underdog that can score points.

Amirkhani’s plodding style might be too much to overcome for “The Hatchet,” but he’s also cheap. And since he’s not that big an underdog, mixing him in some rosters will be very helpful if he can pull the upset, which if he does he’s likely to do quickly.