This streak of weekly UFC events to start the year continues this Saturday from Charlotte, NC live and free on Big FOX. While the event is far from “stacked”, there are several instances of good stylistic matchmaking that should result in a fun night of fights.
The main event starts at 8pm eastern on the aforementioned FOX, while the prelim fights start on 5pm on Fox Sports 1. The Fight Pass early prelims start at an early 4pm, so make sure that you set your lineups early!
Now let’s get down to business.
- Frank Camacho ($7,300) is 1-1 in the UFC, and both of those fights won FOTN awards. I could stop there, but I will also add that his opponent, Drew Dober, is also known for exciting fights. Camacho is the under-dog here, but his sharp boxing, decent power, and desire to throw hands a lot make him a complete steal at this price. There’s a reason the UFC is using him to open up the FOX main card.
- Andre Fili ($7,600) is basically a .500 fighter in the UFC – he wins one, and then loses one. Well he won his last fight so it seems like he’s due for a loss here, hence the low price tag. Unfortunately for those buying into his “mediocrity”, Dennis Bermudez is actually a good matchup for Fili as the Team Alpha Male fighter will have plenty of opportunities to train for someone with Bermudez’s skill set. It’s not like Fili’s camp lacks for short wrestlers with a strong right hand.
- Justine Kish ($9,200) is moving up a weight class after literally shitting the bed in her last fight. While she’ll have the technical advantage in most areas of the her fight this Saturday against Ji Yeon Kim, she will be giving up a size advantage against her opponent, who is moving down a weight class. On top of that, Kim is an excellent counter-striker, and could cause some real problems for Kish as Kish tries to close the distance. Kim has power, and her ability to land clean shots on Kish makes me hesitant to drop serious cash on Kish. Oh yeah, and her average DraftKings point total is 52.3 – not a score to match that pricetag.
- Bobby Green ($8,500) can look like a world beater at times, as can his opponent, Erik Koch. However, most of the time he looks completely uninterested in the fight, and simply doesn’t throw. Could he use his speed to piece up Koch? Sure. But he could just as easily spend 15 minutes dancing around the octagon to lose a decision. I’m spending my money elsewhere.