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DFS considerations for Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez

Abdul Razak Alhassan faces Mounir Lazzez in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 13 at Fight Island on July 15th. We break down what to consider in setting your DFS lineups.

Opponents Abdul Razak Alhassan of Ghana and Mounir Lazzez of Tunisia face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 14, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two welterweight prospects with only two MMA defeats between them will fight it out when Abdul Razak Alhassan faces Mounir Lazzez at UFC on ESPN 13. But is there DFS value on this fight? Keep in mind Alhassan came in three pounds overweight at the weigh-in yesterday, but the fight will happen anyway even though Alhassan will forfeit 20% of his purse to his opponent.

DraftKings DFS Salaries

Abdul Razak Alhassan: $9,200
Mounir Lazzez: $7,000

Alhassan is the second-biggest favorite on the card at -345, with Lazzez a +260 underdog.

Alhassan is fighting for the first time in two years after being found not guilty on sexual assault charges in March of this year. The 34-year-old has a record of 10-1, with all 10 wins by KO or TKO. In the UFC he’s 4-1 with all four victories coming via first round knockout, and his only loss a split decision to Omari Akhmedov. He’s averaged 4.59 strikes per round in the UFC, but due to the speed of his wins has less than 15 total minutes of octagon experience.

Lazzez is Tunisian, but is on this card because he happens to live in Dubai. And apparently someone he knows ran into Dana White in a restaurant, and that’s how he got discovered. He hasn’t fought anyone of note except Eldar Eldarov, who beat him via unanimous decision. He’s alleged to be 31 years old, but that’s also not confirmed, and is listed as having a 9-1 career record. Here’s a highlight tape that impressed White. It’s got Rick Ross’s best track behind it, so it’s got that going for it which is nice.

We cannot spend our salary cap dollars on Alhassan fast enough. He’s the second-priciest fighter on the card, but he needs to be on your roster. His KO power is astonishing, he’s healthy and with something to prove after two years of his life taken away. Normally a weigh-in miss is cause for concern, but not here.

This could be over very, very quickly.