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UFC Fight Night: Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus Betting Data, Odds, and Preview

Johnny Covers is here previewing Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus fight with betting data and odds.
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UFC Fight Night: Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus Betting Data, Odds, and Preview

When: March 26, 7:00 PM EDT

Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

The UFC hits the road this weekend headed for Columbus, OH, as UFC Fight Night: Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus rounds out what has been a great first quarter of fights for the company. In the main event, two top 10 heavyweights will square off, both with aspirations of a title shot in their next few fights. 

Before the two goliaths go at it, Joanne Wood vs. Alex Grasso and Matt Brown vs. Bryan Barberena take serve as the appetizers, both great fights in their own right. Today, however, let’s take a closer look at the main event of the evening and see where the money is flowing as fight night approaches in Ohio.

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Curtis Blaydes (15-3-0)

A former collegiate wrestler and now blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Blaydes brings the rare mix of elite grappling and instant knockout power that is typically lacking in the heavyweight division. Taking a look at his fight history, only Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou have given him Ls since turning professional in 2014, as 67% of his wins have come prior to the final bell. 

As far as his metrics go, Blaydes comes into this fight with a 62.27% significant striking accuracy, 8% higher than Daukaus. Where his big edge comes, however, is on the ground. Facing a guy in Daukaus that is a straight stand-up fighter, Blaydes 6.27 takedowns per 15 minutes and 54% accuracy tower over his opponent. 

Chris Daukaus (12-4-0)

A former Philadelphia police offer up until 2021, Daukaus joined the UFC in 2020 and has already made quite a name for himself. The last time we saw him in the octagon was his first loss with the company, a first-round knockout at the hands of Derrick Lewis. 

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With little to no ground game to speak of, Daukaus relies on his heavy fists. In this fight, his biggest edge comes in his volume, as he lands 7.71 significant strikes, double that of his opponent Saturday.

Curtis Blaydes vs Chris Daukaus Odds

Blaydes opened up the betting markets as a -300 favorite vs. Daukaus (+250), where they’ve mostly stayed up through today (Wednesday). For those looking to get down on Blaydes, FanDuel (-385) is where you should go, and for Daukaus BetMGM (+310) is where you should go.

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Curtis Blaydes vs Chris Daukaus Odds & Public Betting Data

According to Oddshark, and as the money line movement would suggest, the majority of the money thus far has come in on the favorite Blaydes. As of Wednesday, Blaydes has seen 63% of the money at the average odds price of -400.

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Now we’ve given you all odds and betting data you need to wager on UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus, let’s dive into the best betting promo available to you.

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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