Bigger is better.
And for this Saturday’s UFC 250, DraftKings Sportsbook is making sure everything is much, much bigger. DraftKings is boosting winning wagers by 50% for every main card fight. The max bet is $50 and the max additional winnings are capped at $100, but bettors are eligible for one boost for each of the five main card fights.
In addition, DraftKings is also offering a daily fantasy contest with a $2.5 million prize pool and a million dollar first-place payout.
It’s all certain to make a big event even bigger.
Here’s a quick rundown to get you ready for the UFC betting this weekend and plenty of promotions over at DraftKings and FanDuel.
Nunes is a massive favorite in the main event
UFC 250 will be held this Saturday at the Apex facility in Las Vegas. The main event features a women’s featherweight title match between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer. The action will be broadcast on ESPN/ESPN+, with the early preliminaries starting at 6 p.m. and the main card beginning at 9 p.m. on ESPN Pay-Per-View.
There are twelve total fights on Saturday’s card, all of which have odds available at Pennsylvania betting apps.
Brazilian Amanda Nunes (19-4) is a heavy favorite in the main event, with a moneyline of -670 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Canadian Felicia Spencer (8-1) is +475.
FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a steal of a deal for new users (available in-app only). Once you sign up and make a deposit, you will have access to enhanced odds of 2.5/1 or +250 on Nunes to win (from -650). Max bet is $20.
In the bantamweight match on the main card, Cody Garbrandt is -155. Raphael Assuncao is +125. Both fighters are entering Saturday’s bout following losses in their last fight.
Undefeated O’ Malley enters at -500 at DraftKings
One of the most exciting fighters on the card is undefeated Sean O’ Malley (11-0, pictured above). As noted by Forbes.com, the 25-year-old O’ Malley earned a “Performance of the Night” bonus in his last fight with a first-round knockout in March. O’ Malley is -500 on DraftKings. His opponent, the veteran Eddie Wineland (24-13-1), also finished his last fight with a knockout. Wineland is listed as +360 in the matchup.
Most of Saturday’s fights also have pricing posted for wagers on the winning round, total rounds, and method of victory, giving gamblers a healthy assortment of options.
The remaining fights and their odds over at DraftKings are as follows:
- Aljamain Sterling (-117) vs. Cory Sandhagen (-106)
- Neil Magny (-150) vs. Anthony “Rocco” Martin (+120)
- Chase Hooper (-180) vs. Alex Caceres (+143)
- Ian Heinisch (-125) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (+100)
- Cody Stamann (-286) vs. Brian Kelleher (+225)
- Charles Byrd (-177) vs. Maki Pitolo (+144)
- Jussier Formiga (+115) vs. Alex Perez (-143)
- Alonzo Menifield (-240) vs. Devin Clark (+195)
- Evan Dunham (+190) vs. Herbert Burns (-240)
Bettors looking to take advantage of the DraftKings bonus on the main card bets must opt-in and then apply the bet boost before submitting the wager. Winners of the main card bet boost will gain a 50% profit boost on the original winnings.
UFC 250 DFS contest could turn $25 into a million
If you’d rather build a daily fantasy MMA lineup than a betting slip, DraftKings has you covered there too. The MMA Millionaire for Saturday night’s action carries a $25 entry fee, but pays out a million to first, $100,000 to second and $50,000 to third.
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MMA action has held steady during the pandemic
While the rest of the sports world has been quiet, the UFC is about to hold its fifth event in the last month. DraftKings is doing its best to make sure it’s the biggest one yet.
There are 12 fights on the card. A 50-percent boost for main card bets. And a DFS contest with a $2.5 million dollar prize pool.
Saturday is shaping up to be a big night.
And bigger is better.