MMA returns this Saturday, March 6 with UFC 259.
Three different titles are up for grabs on this loaded card, and DraftKings is commemorating the occasion by throwing a 1-2 punch of its own.
DraftKings UFC 259 Bet $1, Win $100 promo
As the third pay-per-view fight of 2021, UFC 259 comes live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
New DraftKings users can wager on any UFC 259 title fight for a chance to win $100 in free bets if either fighter lands a punch.
The offer is valid for first time DraftKings depositors only. In order to qualify, a user must make an initial deposit of at least $5.
Then, users can opt into the promo by placing $1 or more on the moneyline for any fighter in the three main bouts:
- Jan Blachowicz vs Isreal Adesanya
- Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson
- Peter Yan vs Aljamain Sterling
Users will receive the $100 bonus paid out as four $25 free bets, which expire after seven days.
In addition to this generous promo, bettors can wager on the follwing:
- Winning method
- Total rounds
- Whether a fighter will win by decision
- Whether a fighter will go the distance
Adesanya vs. Blachowicz odds
Two MMA champions go head to head in Saturday night’s main event – an occasion the UFC octagon hasn’t seen since January 2019, when Henry Cejudo knocked out TJ Dillashaw in the first 32 seconds.
Reigning middleweight victor Israel Adesanya faces off against newly-crowned light heavyweight king Jan Blachowicz.
Quick-footed Adesanya moved up to 205 pounds for the challenge.
The currently-undefeated Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) ravaged Robert Whittaker in late 2019 with a second-round knock out. Instead of opting for a rematch against Whittaker, Adesanya paid a visit to UFC President Dana White and requested a light heavyweight challenge against Blachowicz.
After a lackluster entry into the UFC, Blachowicz went on to win seven of his next fights. Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) is coming off four back-to-back victories, intent on defending his new title for the first time.
In his past five matchups, Blachowicz is 4-1 while Adesanya is 5-0.
Blachowicz may outshine his rival in terms of power, but what Adesanya lacks in strength, he makes up for in speed and agility.
Despite his shift in divisions, sportsbooks still see Adesanya as the clear favorite.
Nunes Vs. Anderson odds
The greatest women’s MMA fighter of all time, Amanda Nunes (20-4 MMA, 13-1 UFC), returns to the featherweight division to battle rising star Megan Anderson (10-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC).
Reigning bantamweight and featherweight queen Nunes ranks No. 1 in the women’s featherweight division and No. 1 pound-for-pound.
Meanwhile, Anderson ranks No. 5 as a featherweight.
An upset here would be a major surprise, and current odds reflect that.
Of the past five events, Nunes holds a flawless 5-0 record, while Anderson sits at 3-2.
Yan Vs. Sterling odds
Peter Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) defends his bantamweight belt this weekend during a highly-anticipated duel with Aljamain Sterling (19-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC).
This is set to be the closest matchup of any of the title fights, though BetMGM and Action 24/7 list Yan as a slight favorite.
Yan and Sterling both boast 5-0 records for their last five bouts. Yan ranks No. 1 in the division, while Sterling ranks No. 2.
Sterling looks to upset the ranks and walk away from Vegas with a belt.
If Blachowicz and Anderson have any say, Sterling won’t have the only upset of the night.