The UFC returns to Las Vegas this weekend as Anderson Silva will enter the octagon one final time as he takes on Uriah Hall. This card is pretty weak, in my opinion, but there are a few interesting fights on the card. I won’t be heavily invested in this one, but here are some fighters to target.
Honestly, there’s not one fighter I’m interested in above 9k. If I must pick one guy that has a chance to score well, it’s Adrian Yanez at $9200. Yanez has the potential to finish as he has three TKO’s in his past four fights. Yanez is a nice well-rounded prospect, and this is a huge step up in competition. Yes, Yanez is making his ‘official’ UFC debut, but Victor Rodriguez is making a huge step up in competition. Yanez can get an early knockout here, and I’ll have him in some lineups.
Kevin Holland will be taking on a late replacement in Charlie Ontiveros. Holland is currently 8200 but will more than likely be priced above 9k. Holland should dominate and get a quick finish as Ontiveros is WAY overmatched. Holland will have a significant size and reach advantage and should win rather easily. Yes, Holland is a risk as he tends to do some stupid shit, but he should get the job done here.
I’m still deciding how I will approach this, but this will be more of a split ownership play than Bryce Mitchell ($8500). Mitchell will be taking on Andre Fili, and while Mitchell has been dominating his opponents by just mauling them, I’m not 100% sure he can do this with Fili. Mitchell has been training at the University of Arkansas, and his wrestling is obviously better. Still, Fili’s takedown defense is pretty damn good, and if Fili can keep this on the feet, he holds a significant advantage. I’ll have Mitchell in a few lineups but will also have Fili in a lineup or two as well. This should be an excellent fight, definitely looking forward to it.
I’m having second thoughts on Greg Hardy at $8800. The potential is there, but his last 3 performances have been incredibly disappointing. Hardy is making improvements and could knock out Maurice Green, but Green could also keep the distance and try to make this a boring fight. It’s just a matter of how much do you trust Hardy. I’ll have him in a lineup or two, but you also have to take a look at his salary, and it’s a possibility he’ll be low owned. We’ll see.
I’ll also have Dustin Jacoby in some lineups, as I think Justin Ledet is damaged goods at this point, and Jacoby could really have his way with Ledet.
Kevin Natividad $7800 – Natividad may be making his UFC debut, but this is a 3 round fight, and the only chance Johns wins this is getting takedowns. Natividad’s takedown defense is good enough, and on the feet, he has a significant advantage and will have a reach advantage as well. Natividad’s striking will be the difference here, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get a finish.
Thiago Moises $7200 – There’s no doubt Bobby Green is on a roll, but he’s been incredibly active, and I think this a bad spot for him. Moises is an outstanding submission specialist, and if he can get this to the mat, he has a legit shot to finish. Moises may get dominated for around, but he has a good chin, and he is a fighter with a good fight IQ. Moises is an extremely live dog. Keep in mind Bobby Green is not a finisher, doesn’t have significant power, and could get caught in a bad place.
That’s it for this week. Happy Halloween, and good luck with you’re lineups!