The UFC is back in the city that never sleeps with a heavyweight title fight and a seemingly endless supply of middleweight fights. The card doesn’t really have “that fight” for a Madison Square Garden event, but is fairly solid from top-to-bottom with entertaining matchups. And of course, this lovely man is fighting in the main event.
The main card kicks off at 10:00pm eastern on pay-per-view, while the prelims start at 8:00pm on Fox Sports 1. The early prelims kick things off at 6:15pm on UFC Fight Pass.
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Now let’s get down to business.
- The price tag set for Sheymon Moraes ($7,000) makes no sense to me as he takes on fellow talented prospect Julio Arce. Both fighters are strong on their feet, but Moraes has faced the stiffer competition. It’s an extremely close fight to call, but that price tag just makes this pick a no brainer.
- Jake Marshman ($7,500) will never win a UFC belt, but he has solidified himself as an exciting action fighter. Luckily for us, his opponent here, Karl Roberson, has shown similar tendencies in his career. However this one plays out, there will be plenty of DFS points to go around and you need to be in on it.
- David Branch ($9,300) should win his fight as he is the clear favorite for good reason. However, barring an early finish – which, despite his last fight is uncharacteristic of him – his style just simply does not lend itself to DFS points. At that price tag you want a higher ceiling.
- Julio Arce ($9,200). See above. While Arce is very talented, and probably deserving of this price tag in certain match ups, I just simply do not understand the pricing of this fight at all. You don’t spend that kind of cap space on a toss-up fight when there are cheaper options.