There are three heavyweight fights scheduled for UFC 252, and the one on the preliminary card features a pair of UFC rookies as Chris Daukaus faces Parker Porter live from Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Daukaus has fought as high as 262 lbs. previously, but came in at 241 during Friday’s weigh-in. The 30-year-old from Philadelphia is 8-3 in MMA, has won six of his last seven, and has seven knockout wins in his career. Competing most recently in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships promotion, he has only seen needed the judges once in his career.
Porter is five years older than his opponent and has a 9-5 career record. He hasn’t gone to a decision since the second fight of his career in 2008, and his eight finishes are via four knockouts and four submissions. His three most recent fights are with the CES MMA promotion, and holds a 3-1 career record since returning from a 30-month break between 2015-18.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter at UFC 252 on August 15th:
Chris Daukaus: +100 (53% of action, 40% of bets)
Parker Porter: -124, (47% of action, 60% of bets)
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