Not a good outcome last weekend as Greg Hardy was disappointing, yet he looked somewhat improved. Chris Weidman didn’t come through as our top dog, and should probably consider retirement. We turn the page and we are on to UFC Singapore, as Demian Maia and Ben Askren headline the event in a contest of grappling specialists. I will have limited lineups here as I don’t think it’s worthy of a solid investment. Make sure you have your lineups in as the event starts at 5:00 am EST. 

Chalk (9k+)

Ciryl Gane $9200 – Gane certainly impressed in his UFC debut with a 1st round submission of Raphael Pessoa. His opponent Don’tale Mayes earned a UFC contract on DWCS, and I think he is in for a rude awakening for his Octagon debut. Gane is better everywhere and is the much more refined product. Gane should get a finish here.

Mid-Tier (8900-8k)

Movsar Evloev $8700 – The former M-1 bantamweight champion will be making his second appearance in the UFC against the crafty Enrique Barzola. I think this will be one of the more entertaining fights on the card. Evloev’s level changes are super impressive, and while Barzola’s takedown defense hovers around 80%, I think Evloev will give him a lot of problems. I see a lot of takedowns and advances for Evloev, and the pace he fights at I think will overwelm Barzola. If you haven’t seen this Evloev fight you should, this kid has a lot of potential.

Dog (less than 8k)

Demian Maia $7700 – There are a few fighters I like at less that $7900, but Maia is my top dog. How many times in Demian’s Maia’s career has he been the superior striker? Well in this fight he has the clear advantage on the feet. On the ground it’s pretty much even, but something tells me is that Maia will bait him into a bad position and take his back. Another thing to take into consideration is the size…take a look a the both of them, Maia is the bigger guy and it’s obvious. If Demian can manage his cardio and play it smart, he can win this fight. One more thing you have to consider, how much of a big deal was the Ben Askren/Demetrious Johnson trade? There was a lot of pressure on Askren then and since his first loss to Jorge Masvidal the pressure is really on Akren. I like Maia here via 2nd round submission.

Other fighters I’m considering

Michael Johnson $9300 – Steep price to pay but the speed advantage that Johnson has is ridiculous. I like the fact that Johnson is back up at 155 too.

Frank Camacho $7800 – Dariush has won two straight but I think Camacho can touch that chin clean.

Alex White $7300 – Keep in mind Fiziev is coming off a brutal KO, White should not be this big of an underdog to a guy this inexperienced.Yoder/Markos – I’ll be 50/50 on this one, this will be a fight with a lot of grappling exchanges, takedowns, reversals, advances. The winner should score well.