Hope some of you did well with your lineups last weekend. Short and sweet, not an event I’m going to be heavily invested in. It’s a pretty weak card in my opinion…. let’s look at some fighters to target.

Chalk

Tony Gravely ($9400) and Robert Whittaker are the two fighters above 9k I’ll be targeting. I actually went against Gravely in his last fight and he did pretty good against Jiu-Jitsu ace Geraldo de Freitas. Birchak is a 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu guy who has a solid wrestling base, but I think Gravely’s wrestling and top control will serve him well in this one. Birchak is a pretty skilled grappler but Gravely’s constant pressure will ultimately be the decider. Robert Whittaker will be in a small number of lineups. I think he’s just the better guy in every area when you compare him to Gastelum. It seems like Gastelum is trending downward since his fight with Adesanya. I have to go with Whittaker here, but I will have one with Gastelum, because he does have the power to turn out Whittaker’s lights.

Mid-Tier

There’s not one fighter at 8-8900 I’m all in on. I do like Jeremy Stephens but the move to 155 makes me a little hesitant, and klose is the bigger guy, although Stephens is the superior striker.

Dog

I cannot pass up on Juan Espino at $7400. Espino will be facing undefeared Alexander Romanov in what will be a grappling chess match. Both fighters are 2-0 in the UFC, all via first round submission. Romanov is 11 years younger than Espino, but I think Espino is the stronger guy, and I think he’s the craftier mixed martial artist. Espino may be 41 but he’s made younger guys look silly. Chase Sherman is another guy I’ll have in a lineup or two. I think he’s a guy that’s gonna look for the finish, and while Arlovski is the savvy vet, Sherman is a guy that’s on a second chance contract with the UFC, and judging from his last performance he could end the fight early.