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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane

Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will fight for the heavyweight interim title in the main event of UFC 265 on August 7. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

Derrick Lewis 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

Saturday night’s main event at the Toyota Center for UFC 265 features a couple of the best fighters in the heavyweight division in Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.

Lewis enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 25-7 (1 NC) is ranked second in the heavyweight class. He is listed as the overwhelming underdog with +280 odds over Gane. “The Black Beast” is receiving 88% of the handle and 59% of bets. Lewis has won four straight bouts, including his last fight in February. The 36-year-old defeated Curtis Blaydes by KO in Round 2 at UFC Fight Night 185.

As for Gane, he walks into Saturday’s main event listed as the favorite at -365. The 31-year-old practitioner has a perfect professional fighting record of 9-0 and ranked third in the heavyweight division. “Bon Gamin” has won his last two main event fights by unanimous decision.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7.

Odds and Betting splits

Derrick Lewis: +280 (88% of action, 59% of bets)
Ciryl Gane: -365 (12% of action, 41% of bets)

Winning Method

Derrick Lewis By Decision: +1400 (1% of action, 3% of bets)
Derrick Lewis By KO, TKO or DQ: +400 (89% of action, 77% of bets)
Derrick Lewis By Submission: +2500 (0.2% of action, 1% of bets)
Ciryl Gane By Decision: +200 (3% of action, 7% of bets)
Ciryl Gane By KO, TKO or DQ: +130 (2% of action, 6% of bets)
Ciryl Gane By Submission: +650 (5% of action, 6% of bets)
Tie: +5000 (0.1% of action, 1% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Derrick Lewis: $6,800
Ciryl Gane: $9,400

Lewis would be the wildcard play in MMA DFS for Saturday night as he will score a lot of points if he can land a KO/TKO. In his last two main event fights, “The Black Beast” scored 82.8 and 108.8 fantasy points. However, “Bon Gamin” will not go down easily as he can win via KO/TKO, submission or decision. In his last two main event bouts, Gane is averaging 89.7 FPPG, which is impressive. Both of those fights went to the distance, which could works in his favor on Saturday.

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