UFC 235 takes place this Staurday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card is absolutely stacked with the main event being Jon Bones vs Anthony Smith for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title. The Co-main is one of the better welterweight title fights in recent memory as champion Tyron Woodley takes on undefeated challenger Kamaru Usman.

Chalk

Jon Jones $9600 – Many think Jones will roll here and it’s pretty telling with the -1400 favorite as he is. Smith has been on a roll since making the move to light heavyweight, but Jones is another animal. Jones is not a first round ko or sub kind of guy, he’s extremely technical and more often then not breaks down his opponent gradually. I won’t have a lot of Bones, but I’ll have some. I may have one lineup with Smith, just for hedging purposes and the fact that he will be low owned.

Polyana Viana $9200 – I do expect Polyana to get a finish here, but if Cifers can keep it on the feet she might have a shot. Viana was exposed in her last fight with Aldrich, but she should be able to get this to the mat by the second roung. Won’t have a lot of Polyana really. I don’t think she gets over 90 points.

Ben Askren $9000 – Askren is an elite wrestler, and I think this will be a fight that Askren continuously gets this to the mat, getting about 5 or 6 takedowns. I’ve been a fan of Robbie Lawler for a long time, but I think he’s overmatched here and past his prime. He could very well score a upset via TKO, but I will have a lot of Askren and a minimal amount of Lawler.

Mid-Tier

Zabit Magomedsharipov $8900 – I’m a huge fan of Zabit, but Stephens is a tough veteran that will keep this on the feet. For some reason I think this is a tricky matchup for Magomedsharipov, so I won’t have a lot of him in my lineups. Stephens is very capable of catching him so I don’t mind him in a lineup or two.

Johnny Walker $8400 – I think Walker is one of the best prices on the slate,  but he’ll be highly owned at the nice price. Wouldn’t hurt to have Cirkunov in at least one lineup if you can but I honestly think Walker ends this early. Cirkunov’s chin is suspect to say the least but if he can take Walker down he could make it pretty interesting.

Cody Stamann $8600 – Probably my favorite fighter on the slate though I am not sure what his ownership will be like. Stamannmore than likely learned from his last fight, and I think he is better everywhere compared to Alejandro Perez. I think Stamann gets a finish here and will get some takedowns too. He will score well here. 

Dogs

Kamaru Usman $7500 – This guy is a complete fighter and I think this fight goes into the championship rounds. I think he wins and will definitely pay off that salary. I have all the respect in the world for Woodley, but Kamaru is the hungry younger guy. 

Diego Sanchez $7100 – At this price I’ll have to have some Diego. Gall has to get this to the mat and to be honest I don’t think he’s been in the Octagon with anyone that has the heart and experience that Diego has. Sanchez will be the fan favorite here and if he keeps this on the feet he can win this. Keep in mind Diego has never been submitted….good to know.