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Tale of the tape for Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Junior Dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will battle at bantamweight during UFC 252 in Las Vegas Saturday. We break down the odds.

Junior Dos Santos of Brazil punches Tai Tuivasa of Australia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Adelaide Entertainment Centre on December 2, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UPDATE: Fight day odds and betting splits for Dos Santos-Rozenstruik

The other heavyweight bout at UFC 252 on the main card isn’t for the title, but pairs a former division champion against an up-and-comer off his first loss when Junior dos Santos takes on Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 252 this Saturday night in Las Vegas live on pay-per-view via ESPN+.

Dos Santos is 21-7, 15-6 in the UFC, and is the former heavyweight champion. Ranked #5 in the division, the heavy-handed Brazilian has 15 knockouts and a submission on his resume. He averages 4.66 significant strikes per minute in the octagon, but has dropped his last two fights to #2 Francis Ngannou and #3 Curtis Blaydes. At 36 years of age and at 6’4, he should have a slight reach advantage over his opponent.

Rozenstruik is 10-1, falling for the first time in his last outing against Ngannou in May at UFC 249, the first pay-per-view in a post-Covid world. “Bigi Boy” is from Suriname, and his KO win over legend Alistair Overeem with just four seconds remaining in the fight propelled him to this position. He’s a standup fighter as well, averaging 3.84 strikes per minute, and has yet to even attempt a takedown in five UFC fights.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 252 on August 15th:

Money line odds

Junior Dos Santos: +115
Jairzinho Rozenstruik: -143

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