UFC newcomer Bill Algeo steps in as a last-minute replacement and faces Ricardo Lamas live from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas this Saturday as part of UFC Fight Night on ESPN+.
Lamas owns a 19-8 record, 10-6 in the UFC, but he’s dropped three of his last four bouts. The 38-year-old from Chicago lands just 2.88 significant strikes per minute in the octagon, as well as 1.63 takedowns per 15 minutes. With 11 career stoppages “The Bully” will be a strong favorite against a late-arriving opponent.
Algeo fights out of State College, PA, making his UFC debut at 31-years-old. “Senor Perfecto” is 13-4 as a cagefighter and winner of five of his last six. His last loss was a unanimous decision to Brendan Loughnane at Dana White’s Contender Series in June of 2019. With nine career finishes, including six submissions, he’ll be on quite the turnaround: He last competed just 16 days before this fight, going the distance with Tim Dooling in a unanimous decision win at Cage Fury Fighting Championships in Philadelphia.
Here are the betting odds at at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ricardo Lamas vs. Bill Algeo at UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas on August 29th.
Ricardo Lamas: -335
Bill Algeo: +240
Here are the DraftKings DFS salaries for Ricardo Lamas vs. Bill Algeo tonight:
Ricardo Lamas: $9,200
Bill Algeo: $7,000
Lamas should be a huge favorite here, and because this number was set even before Algeo became his opponent, it’s a very good one to have. We’ll take Lamas on some rosters here, but his lack of overall scoring even in victories make him someone that’s not necessarily a lock to have on every roster.
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