Each and every week, there is a UFC card. The UFC has done a great job promoting their product, and that includes a partnership with DraftKings. For this week’s massive UFC 261 card, DraftKings has provided us with public betting information on the card itself.

Let’s take a look at the public betting information on UFC 261, including who the public is betting in Usman vs. Masvidal with data courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

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UFC 261 Public Betting Splits

Thanks to DraftKings Sportsbook, we have public betting information for UFC 261. While the main event is Usman vs. Masvidal, there are a dozen other fights to wager on for this important card. Here is a look at the public betting information for each fight.

As you can see, the public betting information varies from fight to fight. Some fights are split down the middle from the public’s perspective, and others are lopsided. Here is who the public is betting heavily on:

  • Pat Sabatini (78% of bets)
  • Dwight Grant (79% of bets)
  • Zhu Rong (83% of money)
  • Ariane Carnelossi (89% of money)
  • Brendan Allen (79% of money)
  • Jim Crute (73% of money)
  • Valentina Shevchenkov (83% of money)

 

Who is the public betting on for Usman vs. Masvidal?

For the main event in UFC 261, DraftKings Sportsbook has provided public betting information in terms of which fighter has the most money wagered and most bets placed. Let’s take a look at this information for Usman vs. Masvidal 2.

Fights

Odds

% Handle

% Bets

Jorge Masvidal

+350

67%

42%

Kamaru Usman

-455

33%

58%

As you can see, bettors overall favor Usman to win but the sharp money is where the value lands…always. With Masvidal being plus money to win and given the sport has seen its fair share of upsets from fighters looking for a knockout, taking +350 (or higher before odds movement) is something that UFC bettors will do. Does it mean the public believes that Masvidal will win? Not exactly, but in the off chance he catches Usman and wins the payout is much higher.

What is interesting to note is the fact that 42% of the total bets is on Masvidal, which indicates that a lot of bettors have put significant money on Masvidal compared to Usman. Again though, not many UFC bettors will wager on a heavy favorite like this. That is why DraftKings Sportsbook boosted this fight for new players, as you can turn $5 into $130.

 

Bet on UFC 261 at DraftKings Sportsbook

In addition to wagering on each fight on the moneyline, you can wager in many other types of UFC props as well. Here are some of the props you can bet on for this weekend at UFC 261.

  • 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

Check out our betting picks, odds, and DraftKings promotions for UFC 261, here.

 

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