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How public is betting and DFS considerations for Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov

Louis Cosce and Sasha Palatnikov meet at welterweight during UFC 255 on November 21st. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight and the DFS pricing from DraftKings.

Louis Cosce poses for a portrait during a UFC photo session on November 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In the lid-lifter of UFC 255, welterweights Louis Cosce and Sasha Palatnikov both make their main roster debuts in the black octagon live on ESPN+.

Cosce is 7-0 in his MMA career, with all his victories via first-round stoppage (five KO’s, two submissions). He arrives on this stage after a 72-second knockout of Victor Reyna at Dana White’s Contender Series on August 18th. “The Monster” is 25-years-old and hails from Arcata, California, and has mowed down everyone in his path so far.

It’s why Palatnikov is such a significant underdog, as he is 5-2 as a professional. The first native of Hong Kong to sign a contract with the UFC, he has fought in Asian promotions only so far, with two career knockouts and three decision victories. The 31-year-old is 6’0, giving him a three-inch height advantage for this bout.

Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov at UFC 255 on November 21st.

Odds and Betting splits

Louis Cosce: -455, (95% of action, 89% of bets)
Sasha Palatnikov: +325, (5% of action, 11% of bets)

Winning Method Splits

DraftKings DFS Values

Louis Cosce: $9,300
Sasha Palatnikov: $6,900

Cosce looks absolutely terrifying on video, and I don’t care if you’re fighting human tomato cans on stages in piano bars, a 100% first-round stoppage rate is impressive. If anything you might short him for having the opening round not last long enough to score beyond the 90 points for ending it in the first five minutes. Cosce is the only play here, but only if you have salary room saved from elsewhere.

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