In the women’s featherweight championship for UFC 259, Amanda Nunes will fight Megan Anderson in the main event Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 32-year-old Nunes enters as the favorite (-1100), but is only receiving 23% of the handle and 62% of the bets. “Lioness” Nunes has a professional fighting record of 20-4 and is the champion of both the women’s featherweight and bantamweight division. She’s also ranked first in the women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Widely considered as the best women’s MMA fighter ever, Nunes has won 11-straight bouts, dating back to March 2015. She last fought in UFC 250 in June, beating a game Felicia Spencer by unanimous decision.
Anderson walks into the octagon with a professional fighting record of 11-4. This will be her first bout since February 2019 at UFC Fight Night 169. The Aussie is the overwhelming underdog (+650), but is receiving 77% of the handle and 38% of the bets.
At UFC Fight Night 169, Anderson defeated Norma Dumont by knockout in the first round. Out of her 11 professional wins, six of them have come by TKO/KO, which is likely the only way she pulls the upset on Nunes.
Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on March 6th.
Odds and Betting splits
Amanda Nunes: -1000 (23% of action, 62% of bets)
Megan Anderson: +650 (77% of action, 38% of bets)
Amanda Nunes By Decision: +450 (8% of action, 12% of bets)
Amanda Nunes By KO, TKO or DQ: +100 (51% of action, 48% of bets)
Amanda Nunes By Submission: +175 (8% of action, 9% of bets)
Megan Anderson By Decision: +1800 (3% of action, 4% of bets)
Megan Anderson By KO, TKO or DQ: +1100 (24% of action, 19% of bets)
Megan Anderson By Submission: +2500 (6% of action, 7% of bets)
Tie: +6600 (0% of action, 1% of bets)
Amanda Nunes: $9,600
Megan Anderson: $6,600
The only correct choice here is Amanda “Lioness” Nunes. She is the real deal and one of the best women’s competitors in the sport. She is the highest-priced fighter on the card but is worth selecting in MMA DFS. The 32-year-old Nunes is averaging 103.2 FPPF and has hit triple digits in five-straight bouts, going back to 2018.
Within those five fights, she received two first round TKO/KO wins and the others went the distance as Nunes landed a significant amount of strikes and takedowns.
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