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DFS considerations for Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques in UFC 253

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Khadis Ibragimov and Danilo Marques meet in a light heavyweight bout on the early preliminary card of UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th. We break down what to consider in setting your DFS lineups.

Opponents Khadis Ibragimov of Russia and Danilo Marques of Brazil face off during the UFC 253 weigh-in on September 25, 2020 at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Khadis Ibragimov and Danilo Marques meet in a light heavyweight bout on the early preliminary card of UFC 253 on Fight Island on September 26th. But is there a fighter to make sure is on your roster for DFS tonight?

DraftKings DFS Values

Khadis Ibragimov: $8,700
Danilo Marques: $7,500

Ibragimov comes into this fight with six of his wins coming inside the distance. He started his career 8-0, but is 0-3 since joining the UFC with two of the three by way of finish. He’s likely fighting for his UFC career.

For Marques, (9-2) his training with Fabricio Werdum is a plus and being able to claim back-to-back wins in the Brazil MMA scene, this fight sets up well for a nice debut. A true finisher, he has ended his opponent in eight of nine victories.

With the total inversion of the DFS value and the current odds, you really can’t go wrong playing Marques here. Though there are concerns with a 2.5 year layoff, the 34-year-old just brings too much value to Fight Island to be forgotten.

DraftKings Sportsbook Odds

Khadis Ibragimov: +130 (17% of action, 34% of bets)
Danilo Marques: -162 (83% of action, 66% of bets)

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