This weekend sees the latest offering from the Ultimate Fighting Championship with UFC 258. Top of the bill is the welterweight clash between the current champion Kamaru Usman (17-1) and his former training partner Gilbert Burns (19-3).
To celebrate the latest UFC event, DraftKings Sportsbook have come up with a couple of offers for customers across the United States. Which offer you can access depends on which state you are accessing the DraftKings Sportsbook site from.
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Let’s learn a little more about these offers before we preview UFC 258 in a bit more detail.
Offer 1 – Bet $1 And Win $100 Boost!
This offer is for customers in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan only and to qualify you need to be a first-time depositor with DraftKings. Siply make your $5 or more deposit into your account and then make a bet of at least $1 on either Kamara Usman or Gilbert Burns to win the main event.
You will then be issued with a single use odds boost bet to back one of the fighters in the event. The boost is for +10000 (100/1) for either of the fighters to win.
You then apply the boost to the selection you want by adding the fighter’s money line bet to your slip and then applying the boost. Only the first bet you make will receive this boost.
If your selection then goes on to win the fight, then you will be paid out at the 100/1 odds!
21+ CO/IL/IN/IN/IA/MI only. Min. first time $5 deposit. Min £1 wager. One (1) per customer. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.
Let’s take a look now at the second offer from DraftKings Sportsbook which is slightly different to the first and is available in different states.
Offer 2 – Bet $1 Win $100 Bonus If A Punch Lands
This second offer is also available to new DratKings Sportsbook customers that are making their first deposit with the site. You could earn $100 in Free Bets if either fighter lands a punch in the bout!
To qualify, make your $5 or more deposit into your account as a first time customer and then place a bet of at least $1 on either Usman or Burns to win the fight. You must place this bet before the fight starts.
Once the fight begins, if either fighter lands a punch in the contest then you will receive a $100 bonus once your $1 bet settles. It does not matter if your bet is a winner or a loser.
Your bonus will be paid to you in the form of four x $25 Free Bets and you have seven days within which to use your bonus. After which any unused free bets will be voided.
This offer is for customers based in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia only.
21+ NJ/PA/TN/VA/WV only. Min. first time $5 deposit. Min £1 wager. One (1) per customer. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.
Other Big UFC 258 Contests
There are a number of other big fights taking place as part of UFC 258 alongside the main event. In the women’s flyweight division Maycee Barber takes on Alexa Grasso in what should be an intriguing contest between two of the highly rated fighters in that division.
Kelvin Gastelum takes on Ian Heinisch in clash at middleweight. Gastelum comes into this fight on the back of a three-fight losing streak and he will be eager to put that right against Heinisch, who knocked our Gerald Meerschaert in his last contest last summer.
Other bouts include Pedro Munhoz v Jimmie Rivera at bantamweight, Maki Pitolo v Julian Marquez at middleweight, Bobby Green v Jim Miller at lightweight and Rodolfo Vieira taking on Anthony Hernandez also at middleweight.