A late addition to the card, Roque Martinez vs. Alexandr Romanov will be a battle of two heavyweights at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas making their debut in the promotion. This will be part of UFC Vegas 10 which can be seen on ESPN+.
Romanov, also known as “King Kong,” is the heavy favorite. Entering the fight at a perfect 11-0, Romanov has never let a fight go to a decision. He has six submissions and five knockouts on his resume. The 29-year-old is 6’2 and has a 75-inch reach. He’s a southpaw-style fighter and will be looking to land some big blows against Martinez on Saturday.
The more experienced fighter, Martinez is 15-5-2 in his MMA career. He’s won six of his last eight fights dating back to midway through 2017, and at 5-foot-10 has won eight of his 15 fights via knockout.
Romanov was supposed to compete last Saturday, but that was fight was canceled as Marcos Rogerio de Lima tested positive for Covid-19.
Here are the latest betting odds at at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alexandr Romanov vs. Roque Martinez at UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas on September 12th:
Alexandr Romanov: -360
Roque Martinez: +275
Alexandr Romanov: $8,400
Roque Martinez: $6,800
Romanov is another free space: His price was set based on fighting Rogerio de Lima, and he should flatten Martinez with relative ease. Even if everyone in your DFS contest owns him, he’s still likely someone you’ll want to include on your roster just based on the math. Don’t overthink the game theory here.
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