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DFS considerations for Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein in UFC 253

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Shane Young and Ludovit Klein meet in a featherweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th. We break down what to consider in setting your DFS lineups.

Shane Young celebrates winning his fight against Austin Arnett in their Featherweight fight during UFC234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

In the fourth preliminary bout for UFC 253, Shane “Smoking” Young will take the octagon against Ludovit “Mr. Highlight” Klein live at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on pay-per-view.

DraftKings DFS Values

Shane Young: $7,900
Ludovit Klein: $8,300

This is going to be one of the wild card fights that could make-or-break your lineup, but it’ll likely be a risk worth taking. While Young has the edge in fantasy points per fight, he really has no competition in this fight as Ludovit Klein is set to make his UFC debut. Young averages 82.3 points per fight in three fights.

Young is 13-4 in his MMA career and 2-1 in his UFC career. His only loss was to current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. He’s averaging 6.1 significant strikes per minutes, absorbing 5.09.

However, he does land just 40 percent of those strikes while defending 57 percent. Klein enters this fight with an impressive 16-2 record on the independent circuit. He’s yet to fight in the UFC, but just one of his MMA fights has gone the distance.

Klein is making his debut, and Young has only ever lost to the current champion. This one could be tough, but $7,900 feels like a very good value given the UFC doesn’t quite know what Klein’s made of. Young has only lost to the fighter easily the best in the class.

Both are underdogs on the line and Young is $400 cheaper. This may be the key fight of the entire card.

DraftKings Sportsbook Odds

Shane Young: +108 (34% of action, 50% of bets)
Ludovit Klein: -129 (66% of action, 50% of bets)