Moreno vs. Kara-France predictions: Odds, picks, betting breakdown, DFS lineup strategy tips for UFC 277 co-main event

The UFC will hold its next pay-per-view on Saturday, July 30. The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas will host UFC 277, with the main event featuring Julianna Pena defending her women’s bantamweight belt against No. 1 Amanda Nunes. Before we get to that fight, the co-main event will feature #1 Brandon Moreno taking on #2 Kai Kara-France for the interim flyweight title.

Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is injured in both hands. This prompted UFC President Dana White to propose this interim title fight while the champion is sidelined. Moreno and Kara-France met in December 2019 at UFC 245, and Moreno won via unanimous decision.

Moreno’s last three fights have all been against Figueiredo. Their first title fight ended in a draw, with Moreno taking the victory via submission in the second. Figueiredo got his revenge last January by winning by unanimous decision.

Kara-France enters this match with momentum by winning three fights in a row. He won the first two by knockout, the most recent being a unanimous decision victory. Askar Askarov tried his best to beat Kara-France, but when he went to the scoreboard on March 26 this year, all the judges sided with Kara-France.

Here are the DraftKings Sportsbook odds and betting breakdowns for Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 on Saturday, July 30.

Odds and Betting Divisions

Moreno: -200 (60% action, 61% stake)
Kara-France: +170 (40% action, 39% bets)

Winning Method Odds

Moreno By KO, TKO or DQ: +400 (6% action, 7% stakes)
Moreno per submission: +350 (11% action, 11% betting)
Moreno by decision: +140 (45% action, 39% betting)
Kara-France By KO, TKO or DQ: +600 (26% action, 18% bets)
Kara-France Per Submission: +2000 (2% action, 5% bets)
Kara-France Per Decision: +330 (10% action, 19% betting)
Tie: +5000 (1% action, 2% betting)

Moreno: $8,900
Kara-France: $7,300

Kara-France is the sixth cheapest DFS game of the day. Moreno has the edge in this fight winning their UFC 245 head-to-head clash. Both of these fighters are known to land plenty of strikes, so they would both be great additions to your DFS UFC lineup. If you had to pick one, Moreno has more upside, being the favorite in the fight and will likely help your DFS roster more, but Kara-France is still a worthy addition.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, you can access crisis counseling and referral services by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600 (ONT), or 1-888-532-3500 (VIRGINIA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY; 19+ ONT). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/ONT/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See for full terms and conditions. DraftKings operates under an operating agreement with iGaming Ontario. Please gamble responsibly.