In the last card of the year, the UFC has put together a fantastic card to end the year, including the return of former women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. To help you in your journey with some big cash with Fantasy, here’s some useful tips to come to the rescue!
Pick #1-Ronda Rousey
Going out on a limb that ‘Rowdy’ return to her normal self Friday night, I think she is a good play to pick. One main reason is her opponent, Amanda Nunes, plays right into her game. Rousey is notorious for hip-tossing and snatching arms when anyone marches forward, which is exactly what Nunes does. Either way, I highly doubt this fight goes the distance and I believe its much more on the side of Rousey getting the job done.
At $8,400 she may be a bit on the higher side price wise, but if you are looking for solid finishing points, I think it’s a great pick. Don’t buy into the talk that Rousey isn’t focused either, if she didn’t want to fight, she wouldn’t. Plain and simple, she has plenty of opportunities to make much more money elsewhere, but she’s choosing this as a competitor, not because she is forced.
Pick #2- Alex Garcia
A world class athlete who trains at one of the top gyms in the game for $8,600? Count me in! Garcia is coming off of a disappointing performance against Sean Strickland where he lost TKO, but Garcia is 29 while his opponent, Mike Pyle is 41 and coming off of a devastating KO loss.
I think this is another great pick as I see Garcia being able to finish Pyle rather early both on the feet and ground.
Pick #3- Niko Price
Serious Power play here. Price is the cheapest fighter on the roster at $7,200 and could very well pull the upset on Friday. Why? His opponent Brandon Thatch has been on a three-fight losing streak, and his confidence I’m sure is seriously damaged at this point. Price is also undefeated with 6 of his wins coming by way of TKO/KO. He has finished also 7 out of his 8 fights, with 6 being in the first round. Its impressive and he could very well be 9-0 come Saturday morning.
Pick #4- Dong Hyun Kim
Despite the fact he hasn’t gotten a UFC title shot yet, Kim has remained of the top welterweights in the world, accumulating a MMA record of 21-3-1. He is on a two-fight winning streak, with his last loss being to current welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley. His last performance was fantastic as he got the KO win with a beautiful flying knee.
Yes, he is going against a tough opponent in Saffiedine, but I think Kim is just too dynamic in this one. Rather pricy at $8,500, he is a solid pick for a dominating performance I definitely seeing by TKO.
Pick #5- T.J. Dillashaw
Looking for a safety net in Friday’s fantasy play? Dillashaw is about as safe as it gets. He is still one of the most dominating bantamweights in the game, and his opponent, John Lineker, who does possess KO power, will most likely miss a lot in the bout and get counter-striked through 3 rounds. Now, there is a world that does exist where Dillashaw gets caught, but I don’t think that’s the world we live on.
T.J. is a bit pricy at 8,800 but can easily get any lineup some solid points. Dillashaw could even finish this fight, as he could put as much volume as he wants as anyone in terms of striking.