Every Justin Gaethje fight is appointment viewing, and this weekend is no different as he takes on fellow violent finisher Edson Barboza. And hey, it’s live and free on ESPN.
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- The pricing of the Justin Gaethje ($7,700) vs. Edson Barboza fight makes no sense to me. I get that Gaethje has been KO’d twice in his last three fights, but his patented pressure game is a nightmare style matchup for Barboza. Roster him and enjoy the violence.
- The co-main event provides another value pick with David Branch ($7,900). Jack Hermansson has some momentum, but his rather awkward striking game and desire to wrestle should actually play into Branch’s strength, his own grappling. A submission finish seems likely.
- Desmond Green ($9,300) is effective, but boring. Boring is not good for DFS.
- Sodiq Yusuff ($8,700) is awesome, but I fear that his matchup against Sheymon Moraes this weekend will be too much, too soon. He might prove me wrong, but I’ll wait to find out.