UFC 228 is an interesting card. On the one hand, the main event is expected to be lackluster, to say the least. On the other hand, there really aren’t many weaknesses on the card – from top bottom most likely there is something to enjoy with several action fights throughout.
The main card kicks off at 10pm eastern on pay-per-view, while the prelims start at 8pm on FX. The early pre-lims start at 6:15pm on Fight Pass.
Now let’s get down to business.
- The opening fight of the main card is going to be a banger, so you really can’t go wrong with either Niko Price ($7,900) or Abdul Razak Alhassan. If this fight ends in the first, odds are it’s because Alhassan landed a bomb and Price’s epic chin couldn’t withstand it. However, if it goes past the first, Price will be able to open up his unorthodox game and lad his own sneaky power shots. Hell, in his last fight, he won by KO with hammer fists from the bottom. At that price, he’s worth the play.
- Cody Stamann ($7,700) has torn through his UFC opposition so far, but gets a step-up in competition here against Aljamain Sterling. Sterling is usually able to keep his distance and use his own long reach, but so far, Stamann has shown an excellent ability to pressure and get inside on his opponents, which could spell trouble for Sterling. And besides, THIS IS SPARTA!!!
- Jarred Brooks ($9,100) has some real skill, but despite his aggressiveness, he never seems to put up any real amount of DFS points. I’m not using up that amount of salary cap space on someone with a low point ceiling. And besides, he’s coming in on late notice to take on a fighter who has shown an ability to capitalize on mistakes, something that Brooks has shown a propensity to offer his opponents.
- The first fight of the night should get things started on the right foot, as underrated action fighter Frank Camacho takes on Geoff Neal ($8,700). Neal seems to gas after the first round, while Camacho just seems to get stronger as the fight goes on, despite how much of a beating he’s already taken.