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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush

Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush meet at lightweight in the co-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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In the co-main event for UFC 262, Tony Ferguson will face off against Beneil Dariush on Saturday night live from Houston and ESPN+.

UFC 262 odds have the 37-year-old Ferguson enters as the slight underdog (+135), with a professional fighting record of 18-4. He is receiving 55% of the handle and 55% of the bets. “El Cucuy” is ranked fifth in the lightweight division, but has not won a fight since 2019.

Dariush walks into the main card bout as the favorite (-165) and receiving 45% of the handle and 45% of the bets. The 32-year-old has a professional fighting record of 20-4-1. He is also ranked ninth in the lightweight division. The 5-foot-10 mixed martial artist has won six straight bouts heading into Saturday night’s event. Dariush last fought in February at UFC Fight Night 184, where he defeated Diego Ferreira by split decision.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 on May 15.

Odds and Betting splits

Tony Ferguson: +135 (55% of action, 55% of bets)
Beneil Dariush: -165 (45% of action, 45% of bets)

Winning Method

Tony Ferguson By Decision: +350 (10% of action, 5% of bets)
Tony Ferguson By KO, TKO or DQ: +400 (24% of action, 11% of bets)
Tony Ferguson By Submission: +1000 (19% of action, 8% of bets)
Beneil Dariush By Decision: +138 (11% of action, 61% of bets)
Beneil Dariush By KO, TKO or DQ: +450 (16% of action, 8% of bets)
Beneil Dariush By Submission: +800 (19% of action, 6% of bets)
Tie: +5000 (1% of action, <1% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Tony Ferguson: $7,600
Beneil Dariush: $8,600

Even though there’s a lot of action on Ferguson on the betting lines, Dariush is the better play in MMA DFS on Saturday night. The 32-year-old mixed martial artist is averaging 74.9 fantasy points per fight in his career. In his last three fights, Dariush is producing 104 DKFP, which includes two wins by KO/TKO.

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