UFC 208 Draftkings Picks
The UFC returns to New York in the historic city of Brooklyn to showcase UFC 208 which takes place on February 11th. With a card full of exciting fights, here’s some tips and picks for fantasy and we hope this helps you win big!
Pick 1: Holly Holm- $8,000
Despite being on a two-fight losing streak, Holly Holm should be the new women’s featherweight champion come Saturday night. Why? Well her opponent, Germaine de Randamie simply hasn’t had the same type of competition Holly has faced inside the octagon. Holly dethroned Ronda Rousey, fought a tough fight to Miesha Tate, and fell short to the judges’ scorecards to now the women’s bantamweight #1 contender, Valentina Shevchenko. On the other hand, we have de Randamie, who’s most recent fight was against Anna Elmose, who is well, not exactly UFC caliber. Granted it was a good performance, I just don’t see Germaine getting the win here. I think Holly’s illusive striking and precision is enough to slow down de Randamie and eventually catch her late in the third, and at $8,000, it’s a solid pick.
Pick 2: Randy Brown- $8,400
Relatively new to the UFC scene, Randy Brown has the tools to become a star, and possible contender later in his career. He seems to be a well-rounded fighter already only then fights into his career and is riding a impressive two-fight winning streak, which both included finishes. He’s currently 3-1 in the UFC and shows improvement every time he steps onto the canvas of the octagon. Standing across the cage from him is a dangerous striker in Belal Muhammad, but just doesn’t seem to be as diverse as the young Brown. He was KO’d in the first round in his last performance, and I see possibly the second round here being Muhammad’s end.
Pick 3: *RISKY PICK* Jim Miller- $6,900
Watch out for this pick, but this could be a possibility. Jim Miller is the definition of veteran when it comes to the UFC. At the ripe age of 33 years, Miller is riding an impressive three-fight winning streak with his most recent win over former welterweight, Thiago Alves. He’s looked great as of lately and with his experience, I could see him edging out Poirier out here. However, I think he pulls off a submission in the second. Now, Poirier is an absolute killer at lightweight, and Miller could be slept on the canvas in under a minute, that’s why it’s a risky pick. So, why take it? Well, in Dustin’s last fight, he was put to sleep my Michael Johnson with a crisp punch, and that loss very well may have taken a toll on him mentally. The price of Miller also is appealing to anyone who’s taking heavy favorites in their lineup.
Pick 4: Jacare Souza- $9,500
Speaking of heavy favorites, we have Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. Arguably the number one contender, Souza has been on the brink of title contention for some time, with the only hiccup being a razor close split decision loss to Yoel Romero, who is expected to get the next title shot at current middleweight champ, Michael Bisping. The only scary thing about Souza’s matchup with Tim Boetsch, is that Tim has nothing to lose in this, and is heavy handed. However, Souza is just better everywhere, and wherever the fight goes, I feel like Jacare will be dominant. At his high price, though, it may be tough to fit him into your lineup. However, there are so many ways Souza can finish the fight that, he is the most solid pick on this entire card, and I see him submitting Boetsch in the first.
Pick 5: Glover Teixeira- $8,700
There were many fighters to pick for the fifth tip here. The legend, Anderson Silva pulling off one last unforgettable KO. Jarred Brooks coming in and having a successful UFC debut. Or even Tim Boetsch pulling off a surprising KO over Jacare. However, I must go with Glover Teixeira. Yes, we saw Glover get KO’d stiff in 13 seconds by Anthony Johnson, but Johnson is a completely different animal and carries superhuman power. At the end of the day, Glover is still a top contender in the LHW division, but just had a bad bump in the road. Jose Aldo was also KO’d in 13 seconds and came back to dismantle Frankie Edgar. Teixeria’s opponent did have a successful UFC LHW debut, but I just do not think he’s ready for the top of the food chain quite yet, and I see Glover putting a clinic on him, putting him away in the third.
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