Great event last week at UFC 271. On to this weekend, and I feel like I say this at least once a month, but this card is not good at all. Next weekend isn’t great either, but this weekend is the worst I’ve seen in quite some time. With that being said, my lineups will be pretty limited, but let’s look at some fighters to target.
Jamahal Hill $9000 – I feel like this fight should stay on the feet, and if it does, I think Hill will find a way to touch Walker’s chin. Hill’s movement, footwork, and speed advantage will just be too much for Walker. Walker had a lot of hype after rolling three straight wins in the UFC, but since his knockout loss to Corey Anderson, he’s just too hesitant, and I just haven’t seen much improvement. Hill is just too skilled, and I think he gets a 1st round finish. Hill is pretty much the only guy I like at 9k or above, I might put Jonathan Pierce in a lineup, but I think I’ll look at the lower-priced fighters first.
David Onama $8400 – We backed Onama last time out as he made his UFC debut on short notice against Mason Jones. Onama nearly pulled off the upset, tagging Jones and almost ending the fight. Onama now has a whole camp coming into this fight, and I think he is one of the bright young prospects in the featherweight division. His opponent, Gabriel Benitez, will more than likely be a popular underdog here, but he’s on the decline. Onama’s speed will be the difference, and I can see a 1st or 2nd round stoppage from the Glory MMA product.
Others to consider: Kyle Daukaus
Mark Striegl $7500 – Chas Skelly might be another popular play. He’s a tremendously likable guy with a lot of experience and a solid submission game. If you look at Striegl’s stats in the UFC, it’s nothing to look at as his only UFC appearance was a TKO loss to Said Nurmagomedov. He got caught; nothing else to say. Striegl is a solid fighter with an 18-3 record. He’s a solid grappler with a sambo background. On his resume, he has a win over Kai Kara-France, and yeah, it was back in 2014, but it’s still a solid win. Striegl has been training at the MMA Lab, and I think many DFS players are just going to see the familiar name in Skelly and just put him in. Striegl is a very live dog here, and I think he can outwork Kelly, who has been known to gas, and Striegl is a guy that can push the pace and possibly get a finish.
Other Dogs to consider: Abdul Razak Alhassan
Good luck with your lineups, and enjoy the fights!