UFC 250 is upon us and will happen at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas this Saturday. The main event will be Amanda Nunes defending her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer. The main card is pretty solid but the whole card, in general, is kind of lacking in my opinion. You would think UFC 250 would be a bigger PPV but here we are. I won’t be heavily invested in this one, the number of lineups will be limited for me. Speaking of shitty cards, next week is beyond awful, and it might honestly give me a headache to put a lineup together. Anyways, here we go with UFC 250, let’s take a look at the salaries.

Chalk 

There are quite a few options above 9k…Amanda Nunes will be in the majority of lineups, Felicia Spencer is just overmatched here. If she gets it to the mat she might have a small chance to pull something off but I don’t think she can get it there. On the feet, Nunes is so much better that I see a stoppage coming in the late second round. I know Spencer is durable, which was evident in her fight against Cyborg, but she’s really up against it here. Sean O’Malley could get an early finish but he’s fighting a durable veteran in Eddie Wineland, so I could see it going the distance too. Cody Stamann will most certainly be motivated here, first off he just lost his brother very unexpectedly, so he’ll be fighting with a lot of emotion. Secondly, I’m quite sure he’s eager to prove a point after he was robbed against Song Yadong his last time out. Stamann is going to be in a few of my lineups for sure, his wrestling and pressure are going to a problem for Kelleher. Lastly, Alonzo Minnifield should finish the fight early, Devin Clark’s chin is super suspect but if this goes into the later rounds it could get tricky. Minnifield is the more athletic guy but his cardio has me a little hesitant. He’ll be in a few lineups.

  1. Nunes
  2. Stamann
  3. Minnifield
  4. O’Malley

Mid-Tier

Charles Byrd $8800 – Byrd is probably my favorite DK play on the card and I’ll have a lot of him. Byrd’s speed and technical striking will be too much for Maki Pitolo, who’s striking defense leave a lot to be desired. Pitolo is extremely hittable, and I expect Byrd to find his range early and often. If you are losing striking exchanges to Calvin Potter, chances are Byrd will be more successful.

Herbert Burns $8700 – Look I’m a huge amount of respect for Evan Dunham, but I really don’t understand why the guy came out of retirement. In his last fight, it was clearly evident it was the right time to go, and now he’s coming out of retirement to fight a young prospect. This fight makes no sense to me. I have no other choice than to side with Burns here as he should finish this by round 2. My guess is he’ll be heavily owned but I’ll have some Burns.

DogJussier Formiga $7500 – I do think the current line on this fight is due to a little bit of recency bias. In Formiga’s last fight he lost a split decision to Brandon Moreno. It was Moreno’s best performance to date, but it was a very close split decision that I actually had for Formiga. Now you look at Alex Perez’s last two fights, he had a decision win against Mark De La Rosa and a submission win over Jordan Espinoza. That win against Espinoza was seriously impressive but it was also due to poor fight IQ on the part of Espinoza. Like a seriously bad decision on the part of Espinoza…Those two fighters are not top 15 fighters, now before those two wins, Perez was taken apart by Joseph Benavidez. I just don’t know why suddenly Perez is now favored against Formiga, even though he doesn’t have a win over a top 15 guy. Like seriously? Do you people think Formiga has all of a sudden slipped? Is Perez a better striker? Maybe, but not by much as Formiga’s striking has improved his career. Many may not realize it but did you know that Formiga actually outstruck Deiveson Figueiredo? Well, he did. If you want to take a look at who is the better grappler? Easily Formiga. I just think the wrong guy is favored here and I’ll gladly take Formiga at a nice price.