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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams

Michel Pereira and Khaos Williams meet at welterweight during UFC Fight Night on December 19th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

Jose Aldo poses for a portrait during a UFC photo session on December 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In a welterweight matchup for UFC Fight Night 183, Michel Pereira will take on Khaos Williams Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.

The 27-year-old Pereira enters the octagon as the underdog, but it seems as if the bettors think that he could pull the upset. Pereira has a professional fighting record of 24-11 (2 NC), with his last fight taking place in September. This is his third bout in 2020 and fifth overall in the UFC. At UFC Fight Night 176, Pereira defeated Zelim Imadaev in Round 3 using a rear-naked choke.

Pereira will look to win by landing strikes and takedowns on the mat. He averages 4.02 strikes per minute with 52 percent accuracy. The 27-year-old fighter also absorbs 2.56 strikes per minutes, while he defends against them at 59 percent. When it comes to grappling, Pereira has a takedown average of 1.68 per 15 minutes and a takedown accuracy of 62 percent.

Williams is walking into the UFC APEX with a professional fighting record of 11-1. The 26-year-old from Michigan just fought at UFC Fight Night 182 in November. Williams, who was an overwhelming underdog, delivered a ferocious 30-second first round knockout to Abdul “Judo Thunder” Razak Alhassan.

Williams is an aggressive fighter who is looking for the early round knockout. He lands 15.79 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 55 percent. And Williams doesn’t absorb a ton of strikes at 3.16 per minute, while his defense is at 50 percent.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams at UFC Fight Night on December 19th.

Odds and Betting splits

Michel Pereira: +100 (78% of action, 71% of bets)
Khaos Williams: -124 (22% of action, 29% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Values

Michel Pereira: $8,300
Khaos Williams: $7,900

If you are looking for a risky play in DFS, then Khaos Williams is your choice. He’s looking for the quick knockout and already has six KO/TKO wins under his belt. In two UFC bouts, Williams is averaging 103.8 fantasy points, both first round KO/TKO victories.

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