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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman

Uriah Hall and Chris Weidman meet in a middleweight contenders bout on the main card of UFC 261 on April 24. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

(L-R) Uriah Hall of Jamaica and Chris Weidman face off during the ceremonial UFC 261 weigh-in at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 23, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

In a middleweight contenders bout on the main card for UFC 261, Uriah Hall will take on Chris Weidman Saturday night live from Jacksonville, FL. The entire card will be available on ESPN+ PPV.

The 36-year-old Hall enters into the octagon as the underdog (+100). But he is receiving 59% of the action and 59% of the bets. “Primetime” has a professional fighting record of 17-9, and is ranked ninth in the middleweight class. The veteran mixed martial artist last fought at UFC Fight Night 181 on Halloween, where he beat Anderson Silva by TKO in Round 4 in an emotional battle.

The 36-year-old Weidman will be competing in his first UFC event this year. He has a pro fighting record of 15-5 and is ranked 11th in the middleweight class. Weidman is also listed as the favorite (-125), but isn’t receiving a lot of support with 41% of the action and 41% of bets. “The All-American” last fought at UFC Fight Night 174 in August, where he defeated Omari Akhmedov by unanimous decision. It was the veteran fighter’s first win since 2017 against Kevin Gastelum at UFC on Fox 25.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 261 on April 24.

Odds and Betting splits

Uriah Hall: +100 (59% of action, 59% of bets)
Chris Weidman: -125 (41% of action, 41% of bets)

Winning Method

Uriah Hall By Decision: +400 (3% of action, 11% of bets)
Uriah Hall By KO, TKO or DQ: +195 (64% of action, 46% of bets)
Uriah Hall By Submission: +2000 (3% of action, 3% of bets)
Chris Weidman By Decision: +200 (12% of action, 25% of bets)
Chris Weidman By KO, TKO or DQ: +700 (9% of action, 8% of bets)
Chris Weidman By Submission: +450 (7% of action, 5% of bets)
Tie: +5000 (1% of action, 1% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Uriah Hall: $8,300
Chris Weidman: $7,900

If Vegas and the public are leaning towards “Primetime” Hall, then he must be played in MMA DFS on Saturday. The 36-year-old held his own in the octagon with the legendary Anderson Silva, taking him to four rounds before landing a crushing knockout. In that bout, Hall scored 84.7 fantasy points (60 significant strikes, two knockdowns), which surpassed his season average of 58.8 fantasy points per fight. It would not be a surprise to see this fight go the distance between Hall and Weidman.

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