UFC 242 Daily Fantasy Picks

UFC 242 is a PPV for one fight, and one fight alone. The lighweight championship unification bout between Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov. This fight alone is worth the price of admission, but there are also several fun action fights on the card, even if they lack in much name value (at least in North America).

And hey, when’s the last time that you could watch a UFC PPV on a Saturday afternoon? Sounds awesome to me.

I use DraftKings for my UFC daily fantasy fix, so if you don’t have an account you can sign up here (and get a 50% bonus on your initial deposit). Also, you can check out the scoring criteria here. Now let’s get down to business.

Value Picks

  • Dustin Poirier ($6,900) is Khabib Nurmagomedov’s TOUGHEST TEST YET. Yes, he is totally the underdog, but his power, measured aggression, and wrestling chops make him a very live underdog. Khabib seems to break the will of his opponents before breaking them, and we all know that the Diamond’s will doesn’t break. Also, 69. Nice.
  • Teemu Packalen ($7,300) is by far more experienced than the debuting Ottman Azaitar, and should easily be able to take the fight to the mat to implement his submission skills.

Avoid

  • Islam Makhachev ($9,200) is a beast. But this matchup against Davi Ramos is awesome grappler vs. awesome grappler. That usually means a lackluster striking match, which is no-go zone for DFS.
  • The aforementioned Ottman Azaitar (8,900) has a sweet name, but it’s hard to allocate that kind of price tag for a non-blue chip debuting prospect.

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