Houston, we have a problem. Despite a two title card that also features Derrick Lewis, this is a tough PPV. Granted, there are a handful of fun prospect fights on the undercard, but there’s really not much else here.
Jon Jones is definitely worth the price of admission, but how focused is he? Will Bullet Shevchenko be fun or boring? What will Derrick Lewis say in his post-fight interview?
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- Dominick Reyes ($6,800) is fighting arguably the greatest fighter of all time. A man who has 1 career loss (and it was due to a disqualification). However, Jones’s mental place can be debated endlessly, and his recent string of flat, albeit winning performances, lead me to believe that that first “real” loss is near. Reyes is just the long striker that can do that.
- Journey Newson ($8,000) is a sharp striker who hits hard, and is facing a fighter who usually seems to be there to be hit. Start the night off right with a good pre-lim victory.
- Valentina Schevchenko ($9,500) is the most expensive fighter on the card, and probably as close as possible to a sure thing. However, even given her dominance, she certainly has the ability to dominate in an incredibly boring manner. Boring isn’t good for DFS.
- Derrick Lewis ($9,000). I absolutely hate listing the Black Beast in this section, but this fight against Ilir Latifi has the potential to be as bad as the Lewis vs. Ngannou fight. Both men are low-output strikers, so a lot of looking at each other seems to be in the cards.