UFC Fight Night 161 Daily Fantasy Picks

So UFC Tampa might be losing its main event? Weight cutting issues will always ruin something…

Even if Joanna and Michelle don’t get to scrap it out as the headliner, this card is still surprisingly solid, with a nice showcase for Kron Gracie against Cub Swanson, and some good action pairings throughout the card. James Vick vs. Niko Price anyone? Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono? Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Tim Elliot? These are going to be fun.

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

  • Andre Ewell ($7,100) is the underdog against Marlon Vera, but the man hits quickly and hits really hard. Given Vera’s tendency to start slowly and get hit early, Ewell will have the opportunities to finish this thing in round one.
  • Mackenzie Dern ($8,300) is still very raw, but most matchups sent her way are designed to make her looks good, and this one is no different. Sure, she hasn’t fought in awhile due to having a baby, but the UFC is easing her back in. A first round finish is very likely.


  • Marvin Vettori ($9,500) should win his fight over Andrew Sanchez, but this section is frequently filled with favorites who do not possess DFS friendly fighting styles. Vettori is a solid fighter, but lacks the output and finishing skills to merit that high of a price tag. High floor, but low ceiling.
  • Similar to Vettori, JJ Aldrich ($8,900) is the definite favorite, but also possesses a very low ceiling. Look elsewhere at that price.

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