We survived through a dead week with no UFC last weekend to emerge into the reality of an overstuffed 14-fight lineup this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann (aka UFC Vegas 37). So, naturally, I have a winning UFC Vegas 37 DraftKings lineup for you right here. Go get that money!
UFC Vegas 37 Betting Guide
UFC Vegas 37 DraftKings Roster
Montel Jackson – $9,500
My big-ticket purchase this week is a rather unknown fighter in Montel ‘Quik’ Jackson. However, Jackson has gone 4-2 in the UFC and won four of his last five fights. He’s also one of the top fantasy performers on this fight card, averaging 91.8 FPPF. This includes topping the century mark in three of his last four fights. His opponent on Saturday, JP Buys, is taking this fight on short notice and up a weight class, both positives for Jackson.
Tony Gravely – $9,200
Another no-name fighter with a high ticket price attached to him this weekend is Tony Gravely. However, he’s been worth it in the past, as he’s the top fantasy performer competing on Saturday, averaging a robust 98.1 FPPF inside the octagon. Here’s hoping for another 138 point outing this weekend against Nate Maness like he posted in his last fight against Anthony Birchak.
Ion Cutelaba – $9,000
I’ll dip into the co-main event and pick up the angry, bearded man pictured at the top of this article. Ion ‘The Hulk’ Cutelaba is always running hot, and likes to push the pace early and get into his opponent’s face (often too early – like at the weigh-ins or during the pre-match introductions). His opponent on Saturday, Devin Clark, tends to wilt under pressure like this, meaning ‘The Hulk’ could be primed for an early stoppage.
Zhu Rong – $7,600
I’m loving this price for young prospect Zhu Rong. The 21-year-old entered the UFC with a bit of steam behind him, only to drop his debut. Maybe that explains his bargain price here. However, his opponent on Saturday, Brandon Jenkins, is making his UFC debut on THREE DAYS NOTICE!! I like Rong to get the job down and get us some primo points.
Pannie Kianzad – $7,500
Another fabulously priced fighter for Saturday night is Pannie Kianzad. She’s on a blazing hot streak, winning her last four fights, earning her owners in the 70-80 fantasy point range each time out. She has a distinct striking advantage over Saturday’s opponent, Raquel Pennington, so she should light her up on the feet.
Ryan Spann – $7,100
Finally, I pop into the main event to grab the underdog Ryan Spann. ‘Superman’ Spann has won five of his six UFC fights, topping 100 points in two of them. He’s got the youth, size, striking, and grappling chops to best Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith in Saturday’s finale.
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