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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso

Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso meet at women’s flyweight in the co-main event of UFC 258 on February 13th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

 In this handout image provided by UFC, Alexa Grasso of Mexico punches Ji Yeon Kim of South Korea in their flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In the lone women’s flyweight bout on the main card of UFC 258, Maycee Barber will take on Alexa Grasso Saturday on ESPN+ PPV.

The 22-year-old Barber enters as the underdog with the odds set at +105. But she’s receiving 71% of the handle and 79% of the bets. “The Future” has a professional fighting record of 8-1 and also ranked 10th in the women’s flyweight division. Barber last fought at UFC 246 in January 2020, where she suffered her only defeat thus far. Roxanne Modafferi defeated the rising star by unanimous decision.

Grasso walks into the octagon with a professional fighting record of 12-3 and ranked 15th in the flyweight rankings. In her last fight in August at UFC Fight Night 175, Grasso defeated Ji Yeon Kim by unanimous decision.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso at UFC 258 on February 13th.

Odds and Betting splits

Maycee Barber: +105 (71% of action, 73% of bets)
Alexa Grasso: -127 (29% of action, 27% of bets)

Winning Method

Maycee Barber By Decision: +350 (15% of action, 37% of bets)
Maycee Barber By KO, TKO or DQ: +400 (69% of action, 16% of bets)
Maycee Barber By Submission: +700 (2% of action, 1% of bets)
Alexa Grasso By Decision: -106 (4% of action, 43% of bets)
Alexa Grasso By KO, TKO or DQ: +900 (7% of action, 2% of bets)
Alexa Grasso By Submission: +1200 (2% of action, 0% of bets)
Tie: +6600 (1% of action, 1% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Maycee Barber: $7,900
Alexa Grasso: $8,300

Even though she is listed as the underdog in this fight, Barber is the better play in DFS for Saturday night’s UFC event. “The Future” Barber is averaging 84 fantasy points per fight, while Grasso is only producing 57.4 FPPF. Outside of her one loss, Barber has performed well in the previous three fights, scoring 105, 93, and 111 fantasy points. In the two matches where she scored 100 fantasy points, Barber had KO/TKOs victories and landed a significant amount of strikes.

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