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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz

Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz meet in a bantamweight bout on the main card of UFC 265 on August 7. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

Pedro Munhoz poses on the scale during the UFC 265 official weigh-in at Hyatt Regency Houston on August 06, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

On Saturday in Houston, Texas, Jose Aldo will take on Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight battle in the co-main event for UFC 265.

Aldo enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 28-7 and as the favorite with -115 odds. The 34-year-old is receiving 47% of the handle and 56% of the bets. The Brazilian fighter is ranked fifth in the bantamweight class. “Junior” Aldo last competed at UFC Fight Night 183 in December, where he defeated Marlon Vera by unanimous decision.

Munhoz walks into co-main event as the slight underdog with -105 odds, and is receiving 53% of the handle but only 44% of bets. The 34-year-old practitioner has a professional fighting record of 19-5 (1 NC) and is ranked ninth in the bantamweight division. Munhoz last battled at UFC Fight Night 186 in February, where he defeated Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jose Aldo vs. Vicente Munhoz at UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7.

Odds and Betting splits

Jose Aldo: -115 (47% of action, 56% of bets)
Vicente Munhoz: -105 (53% of action, 44% of bets)

Winning Method

DraftKings DFS Values

Jose Aldo: $8,600
Pedro Munhoz: $7,600

Even though the betting public is siding with Aldo in Saturday’s main card, I think Munhoz might be the better DFS play. In his last three fights, “The Young Punisher” is averaging 58.9 FPPG, which is not great considering that his career average is 71.8 FPPG. However, Munhoz scored more points (66.4) than Aldo (33.2) in their respective main card fights. Plus Munhoz has produced 94, 166, and 105 significant strikes in his last three bouts.

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