DraftKings’ UFC 254 Betting Promotion Is A TKO

Posted on October 23, 2020 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024

UFC 254 is here and Indiana’s online sportsbooks are getting in on the fun.

The lightweight bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje is the main event of the evening.

Nurmagomedov is the current lightweight champion, with Gaethje holding the interim title.

UFC 254 gets underway this Saturday, Oct. 24 at Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi.

UFC 254 betting odds

Nurmagomedov’s last fight was against Dustin Poirier back in 2019.

The bear-wrestling Russian was planning on fighting earlier this year, but wasn’t able to leave the country due to COVID-19.

Things might have taken an extra few months, but the fight is on!

Nurmagomedov is the heavy favorite for the matchup, which isn’t much of a surprise after a pair of dominating performances against Poirier and Conor McGregor.

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DraftKings bet $1, win $100 UFC 254 betting promo

DraftKings has an incredible deal out there for UFC 254.

The sportsbook is letting new users bet $1 to win $100 on UFC 254’s main event.

After you sign up, you’ll have to make your first deposit in order to qualify for the deal. That deposit will need to be worth at least $5.

Once you’re all set up, just find the promo on DraftKings’ website or app and click “boost this game” next to the odds for the main event.

DraftKings also has a 50% profit boost out there for Saturday’s bouts.

You can only use the boost on one fight, but that’s still a great way to increase your winnings.

FanDuel UFC Decision Defense

FanDuel has its own promotion on the board for UFC 254.

You can use this one on every fight throughout the event, not just the main event.

The “UFC Decision Defense” promotion is basically a bonus bet.

If you place a pre-match wager on any fight, FanDuel will refund you if your bet misses. To qualify, your fighter will have to lose by split or majority decision.

The sportsbook will refund you up to $1,000 in site credit for each of your bets.

Since you can use the promo on every fight throughout the event, there’s a lot of value to be had.

To take advantage of the offering, just sign up for FanDuel and opt-in to the deal under the “promotions” section.

PointsBet Knockout Booster

We know Nurmagomedov is the big favorite for the fight, but that makes it hard to find a nice value when it comes to betting on him.

PointsBet is looking to fix that with its “Knockout Boost” for UFC 254.

The sportsbook is boosting the odds for Nurmagomedov to win by KO, TKO or by points. Eighteen of his last 28 wins have come from one of those three categories.

The promo boosts the odds from -110 to +150, so that’s casting a wide net if you think he’ll come out on top.

Regardless of which fight you’re betting on, there are plenty of options out there between all nine of Indiana’s betting apps.

More promotions could trickle out leading up to fight night, so check in with your favorite sportsbook for the full list of options.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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