Three times is the charm.
DraftKings Sportsbook is adding a little more excitement to UFC 256 on Saturday for the sportsbook’s first-time users. After signing up and making an initial deposit, first-time users at DraftKings can get a 200% profit boost on any UFC 256 wager. The bet boost effectively triples the return on any single wager on Saturday’s MMA action (max winnings $500).
All you have to do is win.
And if that’s not enough, new daily fantasy users at DraftKings will receive a free shot at a UFC contest with a $75,000 prize pool. So Saturday’s MMA event will feature a lot more than a flyweight title bout between standout Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. DraftKings is making sure there could be some extra money too.
Figueiredo a heavy favorite in the main event
UFC 256 will be held at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. Early preliminaries start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN+. Preliminary bouts begin at 8 p.m. on ESPN+/ESPN2, with the main card moving to ESPN Pay-Per-View at about 10 p.m.
In the flyweight title fight, Figueiredo, who beat Alex Perez by submission just a few weeks ago at UFC 255, is -335 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Challenger Moreno (+250) has won three fights in a row and four out of his last five. Moreno also fought at UFC 255, beating Brandon Royval via first-round KO/TKO.
DraftKings has not posted the main event’s over/under yet, but other sportsbooks have the total number of rounds set at 2.5. There will also be wagers available on the method of victory and whether or not the fight will go the distance.
Ferguson favored in lightweight bout
Former lightweight champion Tony Ferguson (pictured, lead image) is entering the octagon for the first time since a bloody loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 in May. DraftKings has Ferguson at -175 on the moneyline for his lightweight fight with Charles Oliveira. Oliveira enters the matchup with a bunch of momentum and a five-fight winning streak. His moneyline price is +138.
The rest of Saturday’s fights and their moneyline prices at DraftKings are as follows:
- Chase Hooper (-400) vs. Peter Barett (+295)
- Serghei Spivac (-230) vs. Jared Vanderaa (+188)
- Gavin Tucker (+123) vs. Billy Quarantillo (-155)
- Mackenzie Dern (-186) vs. Virna Jandiroba (+148)
- Cub Swanson (+120) vs. Daniel Pineda (-150)
- Junior Dos Santos (+300) vs. Ciryl Gane (-400)
- Kevin Holland (-124) vs. Jacare Souza (+100)
- Renato Moicano (+120) vs. Rafael Fiziev (-155)
UFC 256 features some huge daily fantasy contests
For those seeking other entry points into Saturday’s UFC action, DraftKings daily fantasy contests could help you win big. The flagship contest is the $20 entry MMA 256 Special with a total prize pool of $600K and a top payout of $150K. Other contests are available at a variety of price points.
But the biggest incentive for Saturday’s fights is the bonus DraftKings is providing for new users.
You can pick any fight. Any wager. And DraftKings will provide +200 odds for a return that could triple your wager.
Three times is the charm.
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Gregory Payan