The octagon travels to Anaheim, California this weekend for the UFC’s first pay-per-view of the year, UFC 270. As is often the case with UFC PPV offerings, we’re getting two title fights at the top of the card, this time from polar opposite men’s weight classes – heavyweight and flyweight. Here is my UFC 270 DraftKings lineup, guaranteed to get you in the money.
UFC 270 Betting Guide
UFC 270 DraftKings Roster
Tony Gravely – $8,900
I lost my first pick here in Rodolfo Vieira, as he was pulled from his fight just a few hours ago. So I’ll plug in Tony Gravely as my top purchase this week. Gravely averages a very robust 82.4 fantasy points per fight, including 110 and 138 point outings in his second and third UFC fights. Gravley faces the debuting Saimon Oliveira this weekend, who I believe he’ll have the advantage over on the feet and the grappling skills to keep it there.
Kay Hansen – $8,800
Young prospect Kay Hansen makes her UFC return after over a year on the sidelines. She also makes the move up a weight class to flyweight. She’s facing a newcomer in Jasmine Jasudavicius who is 10 years older than her yet far less experienced at a high level. She also makes her bones in the grappling realm, where Hansen excels. I expect Hansen to get back on the winning track this weekend after dropping her last fight.
Ciryl Gane – $8,400
To the main event I go with my next pick, taking the interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane. Gane very consistently gets you in the 90 fantasy point range every fight, and I think he’s going to beat his former training partner and current champion Francis Ngannou on Saturday. While avoiding Ngannou’s power is dangerous, Gane has the makeup to do it, and also has some power in his hands as well.
Vanessa Demopoulos – $8,300
Vanessa Demopoulos dropped her UFC debut, but that was up a weight class and on short notice. She’s back down at strawweight at UFC 270, against a much easier foe in Silvana Gomez Juarez, who did not look good in her only UFC appearance. ‘Lil Monster’ should have the advantage anywhere this fight takes place and hopefully net us some decent points.
Trevin Giles – $8,000
Former light heavyweight and middleweight Trevin Giles will be making a foray down to welterweight on Saturday to face highly touted newcomer Michael Morales. I’m counting on Giles’s size and experience to help him win this fight, and maybe we’ll even get a 124 point explosion like he put up in his UFC debut.
Genaro Valdez – $7,500
I’ll gladly snatch up newcomer Genaro Valdez at the bargain-basement price of $7,500. He’s facing Matt Frevola, who at 2-3-1 hasn’t exactly set the UFC on fire since entering. Valdez is a perfect 10-0 as a pro and has finished all of his previous 10 victims. Here’s hoping for more of the same on Saturday.
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