Well I and definitely looking forward to throwing back some cold ones while watching Cowboy Cerrone do his thang in the octagon this Saturday night. Wait, what? It’s in Singapore and the undercard starts at 4:30AM?!?!?!?!?!
OK, so I hope that you enjoy some Lonestar beer in your cereal (I know that I do). Enjoy Fight Brunch this weekend!
The main card kicks off at 8am eastern on Fight Pass, while the prelims start at 4:30am, also on Fight Pass.
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Now let’s get down to business.
- Donald Cerrone ($7,600) is not the fighter that he once was, but Leon Edwards is also not the fighter to test him. Cerrone has trouble with fighters who are good at pressuring him, and Edwards has a notoriously low output and likes to work at kickboxing range, which just so happens to be Cowboy’s wheelhouse. Cerrone gets back in the saddle with a W.
- Yadong Song ($7,900) had an emphatic victory in his UFC debut last year. He faces a deserved step-up in competition this time out, but his aggressiveness, ability to throw combinations, and ability to throw with power make him a DFS wunderkid. Felipe Arantes will have trouble with the 20 year old’s athleticism and movement, and Song will land plenty of significant strikes on the way to his second UFC victory.
- Leon Edwards ($8,600) is more expensive than Donald Cerrone? Yes, he is the fighter on the winning streak, but he’s also not a fighter known for finishing his fights. On top of that, just add in my sentence above regarding his lack of pressuring skill, and this matchup favors Cowboy. Spend elsewhere.
- I’m not even picking Viviane Pereira ($8,900) in my pick ’em tournament, so why would I spend almost $9K on her in DFS? She has shown a tendency to stall out for long periods of time during her fights, and even when she wins, it’s never emphatically or with any significant DFS score. Avoid.