Bet $1, Win $100 On UFC 259 At DraftKings If Your Fighter Lands A Punch

Written By Joe Boozell on March 3, 2021

MMA is back in action with UFC 259 this weekend, and new DraftKings customers have a chance to turn $1 into $100.

Between now and Saturday, simply bet $1 moneyline on any main event fighter. If that fighter merely lands a punch, you win.

Bet $5 Get $200 + Up to $1,050 Bonus

The matchups are as follows, with current DraftKings odds:

  • Jan Blachowicz (+185) vs. Israel Adesanya (-230)
  • Amanda Nunes (-1,250) vs. Megan Anderson (+750)
  • Peter Yan (-110) vs. Aljamain Sterling (-110)

UFC 259 begins at 6 p.m. EST Saturday. It will be simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN and ESPN+.

Let’s take a look at the details of the offer.

UFC 259 DraftKings promotion details

Those who have yet to deposit into a DraftKings Sportsbook account are eligible. In order to claim the offer, you must deposit at least $5 into your account.

From there, place $1 on any of the six fighters mentioned above. You can do so between now and the start of the fight.

If your fighter lands a punch, you win.

The winnings are paid out in a $100 DraftKings bonus. You will be able to use it as four $25 bets.

The free bets are only valid for seven days, so be sure to use them. Otherwise, the award will be voided.

The offer excludes live bets, parlays, free bets, cash-out bets and voided bets. You must be in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Colorado, New Jersey, Tennessee or Virginia to qualify.

UFC 259 preview

Here’s a quick word on each of the three main event fights for UFC bettors.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Adesanya already holds the middleweight title, and on Saturday, he also has a chance to claim the lightweight title.

So yes, Blachowicz vs. Adesanya features two champions going head-to-head, which is quite rare.

Adesanya is 20-0 since joining UFC in 2018 and has taken down plenty of big names, including Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker.

If he wins, he’ll join Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes and Henry Cejudo as the only fighters ever to hold two UFC titles at the same time.

Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson

As you may notice, Nunes is one of the names on the list above, and her pedigree is unquestioned. She’s a heavy favorite over Anderson for a reason.

Nunes currently owns the bantamweight and featherweight titles. She’s widely considered the greatest female fighter in MMA history, and an Anderson win would be an enormous upset.

Peter Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling

This is the most evenly-matched main event fight of the night, according to DraftKings odds.

The men’s bantamweight’s title is on the line, and this will be the first time Yan defends it. Yan won the bantamweight title back in July.

Sterling presents Yan’s toughest challenge in a while, though, as he’s in the prime of his fighting career. Yan has beaten up on some fighters at the end of their careers previously.

This one, especially, could go either way.

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