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DFS considerations for Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza

Ashley Yoder and Livinha Souza battle at women’s strawweight during UFC 252 in Las Vegas on August 15th. We break down what to consider in setting your DFS lineups.

Opponents Ashley Yoder and Livinha Souza of Brazil face off during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Ashley Yoder has gone the distance in all six of her UFC fights, but has just a 2-4 record. Can Brazil’s Livinha Souza stop her at UFC 252 Saturday night in Las Vegas? And is there a DFS angle to this bout?

DraftKings DFS Salaries

Ashley Yoder: $7,500
Livinha Souza: $8,600

Souza as the favorite at -162 on the money line, with Yoder at +130 the underdog.

Yoder goes by the nickname “Spider Monkey,” but DFS players won’t want to monkey around with her on the roster. She averages just 53.6 points per outing, and her lack of finishes doesn’t bode well for her scoring. Even in her two wins, she only averaged 81 points, and that’s not great for an underdog.

Souza is 2-1 in the UFC, but she’s not exactly a scoring machine herself. She managed an 87 point average in the wins, and scored just 22 in a distance loss in July of last year. “The Brazilian Gangster” has 10 career stoppages, eight by submission, but there doesn’t seem to be a ton of upside against a fighter that always takes all 15 minutes.

This fight is fantasy poison. Run, run, run.