The UFC returns this weekend with a huge event in UFC 261, featuring Masvidal vs. Usman 2. In addition, there are nearly a dozen fights on the card which makes for a terrific night of MMA betting. With a big UFC event comes a promotion from DraftKings Sportsbook.

For UFC 261, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering +2600 odds on Usman vs. Masvidal for new players. This means you can bet $5 and win $130 on the main event.

Let’s take a look at this DraftKings UFC promotion, how to take advantage of the odds boost, UFC 261 betting odds, picks, and more.

 

 

UFC 261 Bet $5, Win $130 Promo Details

At DraftKings Sportsbook for UFC 261, you can bet $5 and win $130 on the main event. Given the fact that Kamaru Usman is -400 to win, your odds are boosted from -400 to +2600 with this promotion. Here’s how to take advantage of this awesome promotion from DraftKings.

  • Sign up at DraftKings Sportsbook.
  • Available for the main event in UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal.
  • For first-time depositors only.
  • Sign up and deposit after signing up, a minimum of $5.
  • Go to the UFC part of the sportsbook, and wager on Usman vs. Masvidal.
  • Your boost will move either fighter you choose to win to +2600, betting $5 to win $130.
  • Max bet is $5
  • One (1) bet per user.

To be eligible, you must be located in NJ, WV, PA, TN, or VA to receive cash bonuses. In CO, IN, IL, IA, and MI, you are eligible but will be paid your bonus in free bets.

 

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UFC 261 Betting Odds

The next big event on the UFC schedule is this weekend, as UFC 261 takes place on Saturday night. The main event is highlighted by Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, for the second time. Let’s take a look at the odds for this and many other fights on the card. After some incredible events from a betting perspective at UFC 260 and UFC 259, this one has some hype to live up to. Will this weekend have the same popularity as UFC 257? Time will tell.

 

Usman vs. Masvidal Odds – UFC 261

Here are the opening odds for the main event of UFC 261, Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal. Odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Fighter Moneyline
Kamaru Usman -400
Jorge Masvidal +300

With this being the rematch between the two fighters, the odds are heavier this time around in terms of being slighted in one direction. Usman is the heavy favorite, with Masvidal being +300 as the underdog.

 

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Bet on Masvidal vs. Usman Props for UFC 261

Traditionally, betting on fighting events whether it be mixed martial arts or boxing has been just wagering on the winner. With legal sports betting growing in the US, there has become a massive focus on prop bets and other markets for MMA events. At DraftKings Sportsbook, there are a ton of props available for each UFC card, including UFC 261. Here’s a look at some of the prop betting markets available for this weekend’s card.

  • Total Round Odds
  • To Go The Distance
  • To Win by Knockout, Submission, or DQ
  • Winning Method Props
  • Win by Decision Props
  • Round Props
  • Method + Round Props
  • Method + Fighter + Round Props
  • Round Rage Betting
  • Fight to End in First Minute Props

For a full list of betting offerings for UFC 261, check out DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

Usman vs. Masvidal Betting Picks

For the rematch of Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, the betting market is leaning heavily towards Usman as he is a -400 favorite. With that said, there is a full card for UFC 261, which makes for a night of betting.

 

UFC 261 Fight Picks

There is a full card for UFC 261, and here is a look at our betting picks for the card itself.

  • Kamaru Usman (-400)
  • Uriah Hall (-115)
  • Kevin Natividad (+125)
  • Jeffrey Molina (-110)

 

Masvidal vs. Usman Prop Bets

There are plenty of prop bets available at DraftKings Sportsbook for the main event in UFC 261, here are some of our favorites.

  • Under 2.5 Rounds (+250)
  • Usman by KO, TKO, or DQ (+275)
  • Fight to End in First 60 Seconds (+2000)

 

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Who is the Public Betting on for UFC 261?

As UFC 261 is set for this weekend, DraftKings Sportsbook provides us with public betting numbers for the fight. Here is a look at the information.

UFC 261: Moneyline Splits

Fights

Odds

% Handle

% Bets

Pat Sabatini

-230

72%

78%

Tristan Connelly

+180

28%

22%

Dwight Grant

-240

44%

79%

Stefan Sekulic

+180

56%

21%

Alex Oliveira

+125

42%

43%

Randy Brown

-155

58%

57%

Rodrigo Vargas

+195

17%

18%

Zhu Rong

-250

83%

82%

Jeffrey Molina

-110

52%

61%

Qileng Aori

-110

48%

39%

Batgerel Danaa

-182

75%

73%

Kevin Natividad

+150

25%

27%

Ariane Carnelossi

-210

89%

73%

Na Liang

+165

11%

27%

Brendan Allen

-165

79%

73%

Karl Roberson

+132

21%

27%

Anthony Smith

+160

27%

34%

Jim Crute

-200

73%

66%

Chris Weidman

-125

50%

41%

Uriah Hall

+100

50%

59%

Jessica Andrade

+350

17%

15%

Valentina Shevchenko

-455

83%

85%

Rose Namajunas

+165

33%

38%

Weili Zhang

-200

67%

62%

Jorge Masvidal

+350

67%

42%

Kamaru Usman

-455

33%

58%

Provided by DraftKings Sportsbook

For a deeper look at the public betting splits, check our our breakdown for the UFC public betting information.

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