On Saturday night in Glendale, AZ, Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori will face off in the main event at UFC 263 for the middleweight championship. This will be the second time that they will fight inside the octagon. The first bout happened in 2018 at UFC on Fox 29, where Adesanya defeated Vettori by unanimous decision.
“The Italian Dream” Vettori enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 17-4-1 and as a major underdog +215 odds. The 27-year-old is receiving 19% of the handle and 19% of the bets. Vettori is ranked third in the middleweight division and last fought at UFC on ABC 2 in April, where defeated Kevin Holland by unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, Adesantya enters UFC 263 as the favorite at -215 odds, and is receiving 81% of the handle and 81% of bets. The dynamic mixed martial artist suffered his first pro defeat (20-1) in March at UFC 259, where he lost to Jan Blachowicz by unanimous decision. “The Last Stylebender” is the middleweight champion and is ranked fourth in the men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on June 12:
Odds and Betting splits
Israel Adesanya: -275 (81% of action, 81% of bets)
Marvin Vettori: +215 (19% of action, 19% of bets)
Winning Method odds
Israel Adesanya By Decision: +140 (8% of action, 29% of bets)
Israel Adesanya By KO, TKO or DQ: +188 (68% of action, 48% of bets)
Israel Adesanya By Submission: +2000 (4% of action, 5% of bets)
Marvin Vettori By Decision: +375 (4% of action, 6% of bets)
Marvin Vettori By KO, TKO or DQ: +1000 (14% of action, 9% of bets)
Marvin Vettori By Submission: +750 (1% of action, 2% of bets)
Tie: +5000 (1% of action, 1% of bets)
DraftKings DFS Values
Israel Adesanya: $9,300
Marvin Vettori: $6,900
Despite Adesanya coming off his first professional loss, it’s hard to bet against him in UFC 263 on Saturday night. The 31-year-old fighter is one of the best fighters in the UFC and should be one of the mixed martial artists in your DFS lineup. Adesanya is averaging 83.3 fantasy points per fight, but has scored under twice in his last three fights. However, before his loss to Blachowicz, “The Last Stylebender” scored 102.3 FPPF thanks to 55 significant strikes landed and a Round 2 KO/TKO against Paulo Costa.
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