Saturday night’s main event for UFC 258 features two best fighters in the welterweight division in Kamara Usman and Gilbert Burns.
Usman enters the UFC APEX with an impeccable professional fighting record of 17-1 and the champion of the welterweight class. He is listed as the favorite (-278) over Burns. Usman is receiving 50% of the handle and 60% of bets. “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman last fought in July at UFC 251, where he defeated Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision.
As for Burns, he walks into the octagon as the underdog (+220). The 34-year-old fighter has a professional fighting record of 19-3 and ranked first in the welterweight division. “Durinho” Burns has won six-straight fights, including his most recent victory over Tyron Woodley last year at UFC on ESPN 9.
Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on February 13th.
Odds and Betting splits
Kamaru Usman: -278 (50% of action, 60% of bets)
Gilbert Burns: +220 (50% of action, 40% of bets)
Kamaru Usman By Decision: +115 (25% of action, 39% of bets)
Kamaru Usman By KO, TKO or DQ: +225 (11% of action, 11% of bets)
Kamaru Usman By Submission: +1800 (5% of action, 6% of bets)
Gilbert Burns By Decision: +550 (3% of action, 19% of bets)
Gilbert Burns By KO, TKO or DQ: +750 (12% of action, 13% of bets)
Gilbert Burns By Submission: +700 (41% of action, 10% of bets)
Tie: +6600 (3% of action, 2% of bets)
Kamaru Usman: $9,000
Gilbert Burns: $7,200
If you want to spend a significant amount of your salary on a fighter, then Kamara Usman is the best choice. He hasn’t suffered a loss since 2013, and is a perfect 12-0 in all UFC-related events. The “Nigerian Nightmare” is averaging 125.3 fantasy points per fight and hasn’t score under 100 points since 2018. In his last five bouts, they have all went the distance and he has landed 121.2 significant strikes. That is pure domination and one of the reason’s why he is the champion of this weight class.
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