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Bet up to $1,000 'No Sweat' at FanDuel on UFC 278

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Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah will be the host for UFC 278 and feature the second fight between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards as the main event. This will be the only title fight of the night amidst a pretty solid card.

The first fight between the pair highlighted Usman’s tiring ground game and saw him own more than two rounds of control time. It was a unanimous decision for an Usman victory, but this fight did take place in December 2015 so we can imagine a lot of growth and adjustments from both camps.

Earlier this month Usman’s younger brother, Mohammed, came out victorious via the KO/TKO in the second round as a greater than +200 underdog in his fight against Zac Pauga. Now just two weeks later and the big brother will get a chance to defend his welterweight title.

This card will also showcase an aging Jose Aldo against Merab Dvalishvili, Paulo Costa against an out or prime Luke Rockhold, and Marcin Tubura against undefeated Alexandr Romanov.

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UFC 278 will showcase twelve fights and FanDuel Sportsbook will have all the matches available to wager on. FanDuel has the main event listed with Usman as a big favorite of -355 on the money line. Leon Edwards is +270 on the money line. The +270 may be worth a shot because we are not sold on the gas tank of Usman just yet, and in the first fight Edwards seemed to be the aggressor early on. Keep that same energy and Edwards may have a shot.

Jose Aldo is a no question MMA Hall of Famer but is now in the heart of a miniature career resurgence. After three straight losses to Petr Yan, Marlon Moraes and Alexander Volkanovski, Jose Aldo has bounced back with three straight victories of his own. Now Aldo goes for another victory against Merab Dvalishvili who is on a nice seven fight winning streak.

FanDuel has this line set relatively close with the favorite Dvalishvili coming in at -142 on the money line. The legend comes in at +116. Dvalishvili will most likely try and get a finish, or at the minimum guarantee a victory in round one and two. Aldo gets better, stronger, less tired, and more motivated the longer the fight goes.

Paul Costa will face off against Luke Rockhold. Rockhold was poised to become the next MMA superstar, but has since lost three of his last four fights from 2016-2019. All three losses were by KO/TKO. Now just over three years since his last fight will face Paul Costa. Costa is looking to right the ship as well off of two straight losses.

The price on Costa (-355) is understandable due to the long break by Rockhold. Rockhold is a whopping +270 and may be worth a look because of his power.

Alexandr Romanov will face Marcin Tybur as the preliminary main event. The FanDuel Sportsbook has this fight listed with Tybur as a big underdog at 3400. We see mismatch here and with the juice to high on Romanov, we see an opportunity to take advantage of a more exotic type bets offered by the FanDuel Sportsbook.

FanDuel offers six different methods of victory options to wager on and all are plus money. Romanov to win by KO/TKO is +155. A $100 wager would net a return $155. FanDuel offers parlays to buy back some of the heavy favorite prices on the MMA.

The FanDuel Sportsbook will have all the UFC 278 wagering action and when you sign up your first wager is at no risk. Redeem the ‘No Sweat’ wager today and look at this full UFC 278 card. No bonus is needed to redeem the ‘No Sweat’ bet.

Until next time, enjoy the ride.

Written by Reno Jonny, our US sports betting industry expert. Check him out on Twitter @Reno_Jonny.

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