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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya meet for a women’s bantamweight bout on the main card 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, Irene Aldana of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in on October 02, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In a women’s bantamweight bout on the main card of UFC 264, Irene Aldana will take on Yana Kunitskaya Saturday live from T-Mobile Arena and available on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

The 33-year-old Aldana enters this contest with a professional fighting record of 12-6 and is the favorite at -124 odds. She is receiving 34% of the handle and 55% of the bets, and is fourth in the women’s bantamweight rankings. The veteran mixed martial artist last fought at UFC on ESPN 16, where she lost to Holly Holm by unanimous decision. This will be her first bout in 2021.

As for Kunitskaya, she walks into Saturday’s event as the underdog at +100 odds. The 31-year-old fighter is receiving 66% of the handle and 45% of the bets. She has a professional fighting record of 14-5 (1 NC) and ranked fifth in the women’s bantamweight class. “Foxy” has won two consecutive fights, which includes her latest win at UFC Fight 185 in February.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 264 on July 10.

Odds and Betting splits

Irene Aldana: -124 (34% of action, 55% of bets)
Yana Kunitskaya: +100 (66% of action, 45% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Irene Aldana: $8,300
Yana Kunitskaya: $7,900

Between the two fighters on this main card event, Kunitskaya is the better play for MMA DFS. The 31-year-old has back-to-back wins heading into this bout, where she scored 91.7 and 109.3 fantasy points. In both fights, the Russian mixed martial had unanimous decision results and landed 40-plus significant strikes.

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