UFC on Fox Draftkings Fantasy Picks
The UFC returns to FOX the 28th for a great card in the beautiful state of Colorado. Headlining this somewhat stacked lineup is a title eliminator bout between Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko. Also, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is co-heading the card, so we know fight fans are in for a treat. Here’s some top plays you might want to consider in your lineup to win big!
#1. Francis Ngannu-$9,600
Oh yes, you absolutely need this man in your lineup. Since entering the organization, Ngannu has not only showed his terrifying knockout ability, but has shown just how crafty his jiu-jitsu is. Going in against Arlovski, a man on his way out and possessing a glass chin, this should be another easy first round finish for this nightmare, but comes at a high price.
#2. Aljamain Sterling-$8,000
A rather risky pick, Sterling is an underdog going into his bout against Assuncao. However, he has only one loss on his record, and it was a split decision to top contender, Bryan Caraway. Sterling is young and hungry, and is really looking to make a statement Saturday night he belongs at the top of the food chain in the stacked bantamweight division. With his great ground game and ever-improving striking, I see Sterling pulling off a decision here, or tricky submission from the top.
#3. Alex Caceres-$7,700
I’m genuinely shocked here by the cheap price of Caceres, especially due to his lost performance, despite it being a close decision loss. He took on young stud, Yair Rodriguez, who is coming off an absolute slaying of legend, BJ Penn. He showed great improvement in his standup, something of which I think will throw his opponent, Jason Knight off. I can see him overwhelming Knight and getting a 2nd round TKO, or a decision here, and at the price, it isn’t too shabby.
#4. Luis Henrique da Silva- $7,600
There isn’t much here to say here besides again, how cheap Silva is.. Granted, da Silva is coming off of a submission loss by way of armbar, the young 205-pounder has an impressive 12-1 record, finishing nearly all of his fights by submission. He’s taking on a newcomer in Jordan Johnson, who may be undefeated, but really doesn’t seem like any match for Silva. I see Luis pulling off the submission early here.
You are probably asking yourself, “Why are Cerrone and Masvidal combined?”. Well, these two guys work both ways. If you are in need of a good upset here on the card, Masvidal has a good as chance as anybody as stylistically, he’s a great matchup for Cerrone with his boxing and wrestling base. However, lately we’ve seen Masvidal use more of his standup, which Cerrone has been just lethal with his his latest wins. Also, if the fight gets to the ground, there’s a good chance that Cerrone could pull off the submission. However, it’s a game of “if”, and for that reason I have both men down for solid picks, but see Cerrone getting it done in the end.
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