We survived our rare week without the UFC last weekend, but now the octagon is back in action this Saturday, as per usual. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas is the place to be on Saturday night as the UFC puts on UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Strickland, aka UFC Vegas 47. And to get you in the UFC DFS money, here’s a winning UFC Vegas 47 DraftKings lineup.
UFC Vegas 47 Betting Guide
UFC Vegas 47 DraftKings Roster
Jailton Almeida – $9,400
It’s not often that my biggest purchase for an event is a UFC newcomer, but Jailton Almeida is no run-of-the-mill newcomer. Almeida has finished all 14 of his pro victories, including his UFC-contract securing win on Dana White’s Contender Series last year. He’s considered by many to be the most well-rounded skilled light heavyweight newbie to enter the UFC in quite some time. He should be worth the steep price tag attached to him.
Brendan Allen – $9,300
I also normally shy away from fighters coming into a fight on short notice, especially ones jumping in on less than a week’s notice as Brendan Allen is this week. However, he’s pretty much a sure thing in his fight against Sam Alvey. First off, they are fighting up a weight class at light heavyweight so Allen doesn’t have to do a drastic weight cut this week. Secondly, he’s just way better than Alvey is in all aspects of the sport. Allen topped triple digits in three of his seven UFC fights thus far – while Alvey is tough to put away, he has a real shot at topping 100 fantasy points again this week.
Sean Strickland – $8,800
To the main event we go next with our UFC DraftKings’ lineup and grab Sean Strickland. Saturday’s opponent Jack Hermansson is no match for Strickland in the striking department, and Strickland is also a very strong wrestler, which should neutralize Hermansson from utilizing his grappling. Strickland has topped 100 fantasy points five times in his UFC career, including in half of his last six fights.
Bryan Battle – $7,900
With three high-priced fighters rostered, it’s time to bargain shop to fill out the remaining half of my lineup. I’m liking The Ultimate Fighter 29 winner Bryan Battle in his fight against fellow castmate Tresean Gore this weekend. The two were supposed to face off in the TUF finals before Gore ripped up his knee. He is far less experienced than Battle and nowhere near as good a grappler. Here’s hoping for at least another 97.5 fantasy point performance like Battle put up in his UFC debut.
Nick Maximov – $7,600
We move on to another fighter heading into his second UFC fight in Nick Maximov. The Diaz brothers protege won his UFC debut in impressive fashion, netting 96.4 fantasy points in the process. While his opponent this week, Punahele Soriano, is the toughest opponent he’s faced to date, I think he’s got the wrestling and grappling to get his hand raised once again.
Steven Peterson – $7,000
I didn’t pick Steven Peterson to win his fight this weekend in my official picks – I’m going with Julian Erosa. But my MMA Gambling Podcast co-host is all-in on Peterson for this fight, so I’ll tag along here since I’m out of money for this lineup. Peterson is on a tear, posting 100 and 80 points in his last two fights, respectively, so he’s worth a roll of the dice in UFC DFS in what I think should be a fairly even fight.
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