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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson meet at welterweight in the co-main event of UFC 264 on July 10. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

In this handout image provided by UFC, Gilbert Burns of Brazil punches Kamaru Usman of Nigeria in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gilbert Burns will challenge Stephen Thompson in a welterweight bout in the co-main event for UFC 264.

“Durinho” Burns enters the octagon with a professional record of 19-4 and as the slight underdog (+126). The 34-year-old is receiving 47% of the handle and 47% of the bets. The veteran fighter is ranked second in the welterweight division. Burns last fought at UFC 258 in February, where he lost to the champion Kamaru Usman by TKO in Round 3.

Thompson walks into main card fight as the favorite (-157), and is receiving 53% of the handle and 53% of bets. The 38-year-old fighter has a professional fighting record of 16-4-1. “Wonderboy” Thompson is ranked fourth in the welterweight division. He last fought at UFC Fight Night 183 in December, where he defeated Geoff Neal by unanimous decision.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on July 10.

Odds and Betting splits

Gilbert Burns: +126 (47% of action, 47% of bets)
Stephen Thompson: -157 (53% of action, 53% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Gilbert Burns: $7,700
Stephen Thompson: $8,700

Burns is a value play in MMA DFS for Saturday night’s card due to his striking and grappling abilities. “Durinho” is averaging 75.4 FPPF in his UFC career and has gone over his average in two out of his last three matches.

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