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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler

Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler meet for the lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 262 on May 15. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

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To wrap-up UFC 262 betting night on Saturday, we have an exciting lightweight main event bout at the Toyota Center in Houston between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler. “do Bronx” Oliveira enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 29-8 (1 NC) and is listed as the favorite (-134).

The 31-year-old is receiving 19% of the handle and 30% of the bets. The Brazilian fighter is also ranked third in the lightweight division. Oliveira last fought in December at UFC 256, where he defeated Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision.

As for Chandler, he walks into Saturday’s fight as the underdog (+110), and is receiving 81% of the handle and 70% of bets. The 35-year-old fighter has a professional fighting record of 22-5. “Iron” Chandler is ranked fourth in lightweight rankings. The former Bellator fighter made his UFC debut earlier this year at UFC 257, where he defeated Dan Hooker by TKO in Round 1.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler at UFC 262 on May 15.

Odds and Betting splits

Charles Oliveira: -134 (19% of action, 30% of bets)
Michael Chandler: +110 (81% of action, 70% of bets)

Winning Method odds

Charles Oliveira By Decision: +600 (2% of action, 4% of bets)
Charles Oliveira By KO, TKO or DQ: +450 (7% of action, 11% of bets)
Charles Oliveira By Submission: +185 (13% of action, 19% of bets)
Michael Chandler By Decision: +650 (3% of action, 5% of bets)
Michael Chandler By KO, TKO or DQ: +180 (71% of action, 49% of bets)
Michael Chandler By Submission: +1400 (5% of action, 9% of bets)
Tie: +6600 (<1% of action, 2% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Charles Oliveira: $8,700
Michael Chandler: $7,500

“Iron Chandler” might not have a lot of UFC fights under his belt, but he brings tremendous value in DFS for Saturday night’s card. The former Bellator mixed martial artist scored 107.1 fantasy points in his debut at UFC 257. He had a KO/TKO, a knockdown, and 17 significant strikes. The 5-foot-8 fighter has 10 KO/TKOs under his belt, which includes the last three events that Chandler participated in.

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