UFC Copenhagen feels like a throw-back UFC card. While the main event between Jered Cannonier and Jack Hermansson certainly isn’t headline grabbing, it should be fun and is definitely relevant for the middleweight division. And leading up to that, the card is full of good, entertaining fights with some meaning. There are very few low points on this card so get ready for that Saturday day drinking!
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- Jared Cannonier ($7,000) has gone from lower-tier heavyweight to, at the very least, an interesting middleweight. His strength and KO power translate very well at the lower weight class, and the holes in his game aren’t quite as glaring. Jack Hermansson is definitely more skilled, but Cannonier’s power makes him worth the flier.
- Gunner Nelson ($7,900) has a knack for finishing people, and this fight with Gilbert Burns should at the very least be hugely entertaining.
- Ismail Naurdiev ($9,000) has solid kickboxing and wrestling, but faces a real power puncher in Siyar Bahadurzada. The matchup just doesn’t justify that kind of price tag for a fighter who hasn’t solidified himself as a DFS point man on the upper circuit. I’d almost be tempted to roster Bahadurzada over Naurdiev…
- Brandon Davis ($8,700) is solid. But just solid doesn’t really cut it in DFS. On top of that, his opponent, Giga Chikadze, has some highlight reel KO’s on the lower circuit.