I’ll always be pretty up front about how bad or good a UFC card is. Maybe it’s because UFC 259 was such a kick ass PPV, but this card is seriously one of the worst of the year in my opinion, from both a betting and DFS perspective. I do think the Ige-Tucker fight will be outstanding but I also think the I think the main event will be one-sided. I’ll keep it short and give you 3 or 4fighters I’m targeting, but as far as lineups go it will be extremely limited for me.
Roni Yahya $9200 – Rahya is 1-1-1 in his last 3 fights, but when Yahya wins he scores well. In his last 5 UFC wins, he’s averaged 97.5 fpts. His opponent, Ray Rodriguez has some decent hands but on the ground this is a total mismatch. I do think Yahya can get the fight to his realm rather quickly and get a finish in the 1st. I’ll have Yahya in most of my lineups.
Leon Edwards $9000 – Not much else to say really but I think Edwards is one of the talented guys in the UFC. He is super well rounded with solid striking, solid wrestling and solid cardio. I am super happy for Belal Muhammed finally getting this main event spot, but Leon is just the better all-around guy here. I do not see Leon getting a finish but I think he scores well over 5 rounds with a lot of volume, takedowns and control time.
Misha Cirkunov/Ryan Spann – I am completely split on this fight. I think Spann wins via 1stround KO or Cirkunov wins via submission. This fight is not going past 2 rounds. The winner will score well and I do think Spann can get that KO within 60 seconds (25 fpts). I will have either of these guys in a lineup.
Matheus Nicolau $7500 – There is no way that a guy like Manel kape should be favored over Matheus Nicolau. Kape is a slick striker yes, but when it comes to grappling Nicolau is on another level. Nicolau will also be the fresher fighter here, as Kape just went 3 rounds with Alexandre Pantoja just a little over a month ago. I expect Nicolau to control this fight and score well with takedowns and control time. A late stoppage wouldn’t shock me either.
Best of luck this weekend and enjoy the fights!!!!