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What betting splits, DFS advice tell us about Nam vs. Rivera at UFC Vegas 11

We break down the last-minute bet splits and make some DFS picks for Tyson Nam vs. Jerome Rivera at UFC Vegas 11 on ESPN+.

Opponents Tyson Nam and Jerome Rivera face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Two bantamweights open the card as Tyson Nam takes on UFC rookie Jerome Rivera at UFC Vegas 11 this Saturday night on ESPN+.

Nam is 19-11 career, 1-2 in the UFC. He earned his first octagon victory with a KO of Zarrukh Adashev on June 13th in 32 seconds, earning a Performance of The Night bonus for that finish. Of his career stoppages 11 are by KO or TKO. He averages 3.01 strikes per minute while in a UFC cage, and has yet to complete a takedown in the promotion.

Rivera earned his way to the cage with a win at Dana White’s Contender Series with a unanimous decision win over Luis Ronaldo Rodriguez just six weeks ago. Fighting out of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Destroya MMA, he enters with a 10-2 career mark in the sport with seven submissions and three decisions. “The Renegade” is 25-years-old, and moving up from 125 lbs. to 135 lbs. here.

Betting splits

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tyson Nam vs. Jerome Rivera at UFC Vegas 11 on September 19th:

Tyson Nam: -190 (85% of action, 78% of bets)
Jerome Rivera: +150 (15% of action, 22% of bets)

DraftKings DFS Salaries

Tyson Nam: $8,600
Jerome Rivera: $7,600

Rivera looks to be a strong up and comer, and Nam hasn’t DFS scored too well in the octagon so far. There’s often plenty of value on the early card, but not here. We’ll punt this fight.

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