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What betting splits, DFS advice tell us about Kunitskaya vs. Stoliarenko at UFC Fight Night

We break down the last minute bet splits and make some DFS picks for Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Fight Night.

Opponents Yana Kunitskaya of Russia and Julija Stoliarenko of Lithuania face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two women’s bantamweights looking for a shot at one of Amanda Nunes’ two championship belts step in the octagon on Saturday as Yana Kunitskaya fights Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ live from Las Vegas.

Kunitskaya is ranked #8 in the division with a 12-5 record, 2-2 in the UFC. The Russian has eight career stoppages, seven of them by knockout, landing 5.05 strikes per minute while in the octagon and 2.39 takedowns per 15 minutes with a 53% accuracy. Her stats should favor DFS players, especially as the favorite in the matchup.

Stoliarenko is 9-3-2, but has won five straight fights mostly on the King of Kings and Invicta circuits. Eight of her career wins are by submission, with her loss to Leah Letson in the Ultimate Fighter finale of November 2018 is her last defeat. the 27-year-old from Lithuania hasn’t been stopped since March of 2015, but steps in here as a replacement fighter after Ketlen Vieira was forced to withdraw. She has fought as a replacement once before in 2018, a decision loss.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas on August 8th.

Betting splits

Yana Kunitskaya: -250 (23% of action, 80% of bets)
Julija Stoliarenko: +195 (77% of action, 20% of bets)

Here are the DraftKings DFS salaries for Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko tonight:

DraftKings DFS Salaries

Yana Kunitskaya: $8,800
Julija Stoliarenko: $7,400

The stats for Kunitskaya are strong, as even in her last two decision wins she picked up 90.5 DFS points per fight. With the chance of her earning a KO even higher due to her opponent stepping in last minute, there’s value on her in DFS to be had. We’ll have Kunitskaya on some rosters and hope her stopping power returns in this one.

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