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What betting splits, DFS advice tell us about Ewell vs. Rivera at UFC Vegas 11

We break down the last-minute bet splits and make some DFS picks for Andre Ewell vs. Irwin Rivera at UFC Vegas 11 on ESPN+.

Opponents Andre Ewell and Irwin Rivera face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Two experienced bantamweight fighters will take the octagon this Saturday as Andre Ewell and Irwin Rivera square off in a preliminary card event for UFC Vegas 11 live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and on ESPN+.

Ewell will enter the fight as the favorite, with a 16-6 in his UFC career. He’s won seven of his last nine bouts. In his victories “Mr. Highlight” has plenty of balance with seven KO/TKOs, four submissions and five decision wins. Ewell is a southpaw-stance fighter that thrives as a striker, landing 3.74 strikes per minute. He’ll also enter with a nine-inch reach advantage over Rivera.

Ewell has a 50 percent takedown accuracy and 66 percent defense rate. Rivera is a bit more confident on the ground, aiming for a takedown per 15 minutes. He lands just 22 percent of his attempts though, and is 10-5 in his MMA career. Both have fought once this year with Rivera riding the better recent streak, winning four of his last five.

Betting splits

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Andre Ewell vs. Irwin Rivera at UFC Vegas 11 on September 19th:

Andre Ewell: -190 (98% of action, 80% of bets)
Irwin Rivera: +150 (2% of action, 20% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Salaries

Andre Ewell: $8,800
Irwin Rivera: $7,400

In their four combined scored wins in the UFC, these fighters have yet to break 72 DFS points. And that’s in victory! Fantasy poison, stay away here.

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