We had some good calls (Spivak, Megan Anderson) and some bad calls last week (Whittaker and Silva) but what can ya do? The Jake Matthews performance was really disappointing, but his opponents body hair was one of the cringeworthy things I’ve seen in the Octagon. So, we move on to this Saturday, as the UFC heads to Tampa Bay as Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Michelle Waterson in the main event. It’s not too bad of a card and there are some nice targets for Draft Kings. Here are 3 fighters I’ll be targeting along with some fighters I will consider mixing and matching into lineups…

Chalk

Marlon Vera $9100 – Out of all the fighters above 9k, I think Chito is probably my favorite play. Chito is on a 4 fight win streak, 2 via TKO and 2 via submission. I think this fight is a serious mismatch even though Ewell is 2-1 in the UFC his win over Renan Barao wasn’t really that impressive. Chito is better on the feet and if this goes to the ground I see Chito having his way. I think he’ll be highly owned but I do think he get’s the job done inside the distance.

Mid-Tier

Kron Gracie $8700 – If Cub Swanson can keep this on the feet then he has a shot. That is a big IF. Kron will eventually get this to the groundf and after that it’ll be a wrap. We’ve seen Cub struggle against Brian Ortega, this will be a similar outcome. There are levels folks…I don’t fault anyone for being contrarian and taking Cub, honestly if your making a lot of lineups it wouldn’t be a bad idea to put him in a few, but I like Kron here.

Dog

Matt Frevola $7200 – I honestly don’t know why Luis Pena is as big of a favorite, but I think think Frevola can make this an ugly fight, and I do think he can out wrestle Pena. Pena hasn’t impressed me too much seeing how he’s fared against recent competition. Frevola’s UFC debut was disappointing but he got caught, and it happens. But in his last two appearances in the octagon i’ve seen some improvements. I think Frevola is the better wrestler and I think he has the better cardio, and I see this fight going into the 3rd round with Frevola taking over. He should score well and come away with a decision win.

Other fighters I’ll be working to get into some lineups…

Marvin Vettori $9500 – Vettori will be extremely popular, and his ownership will be high. Sanchez has some serious cardio issues but he’s dangerous in the 1st round. Vettori will be in a few but I’ll have some Sanchez as well.

Amanda Ribas $7900 – Dern coming off having a baby, and I can see Ribas lighting her up on the feet. Dern’s BJJ background is legit, but do not sleep on Ribas.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk $9200 – I’ll be waiting to see the weigh-ins…if Joanna looks like she’s in good shape, I think the volume of JJ will make for a long night for Waterson.

Gerald Meerschaert $7700 – Don’t you just get the feeling that this goes into the 3rd round and Meerschaert gets a sub?

Price/Vick – 50/50 ownership, one of these guys is getting slept, and don’t be shocked it if it’s Vick getting his hand raised.