It’s time to really hit one of these lineups out of the park after a couple of mediocre efforts. Speaking of mediocre – UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Green (aka UFC Vegas 49) goes down this weekend! Not the greatest fight card on paper, mostly due to injuries forcing fighters and/or complete fights to fall off the card. Nonetheless, I shall soldier on and come up with a winning UFC Vegas 49 DraftKings lineup. Let’s go!!!
UFC Vegas 49 Betting Guide
UFC Vegas 49 DraftKings Roster
Ramiz Brahimaj – $9,300
Short notice replacement fighters, which Ramiz Brahimaj is this Saturday, normally don’t fare too well. Regardless, I’m still spending $9,300 on Brahimaj. The reason for this is that he is a really bad matchup for this weekend’s opponent, Micheal Gillmore. Gillmore has been susceptible to getting submitted in his career, and Brahimaj has won all nine of his pro fights via submission. A clear path to victory and a clear path to triple-digit fantasy points.
Josiane Nunes – $8,900
Now I’ll go back to the solid statistical path of fading a late replacement fighter in Ramona Pascual, who not only is taking this fight on very short notice (a little over a week) but is also making her UFC debut. Josiane Nunes hits extremely hard, winning seven of her eight pro fights via (T)KO. Such a case was her UFC debut, in which she KO’d Bea Malecki and scored 121 points.
Gregory Rodrigues – $8,500
Next, I turn to ‘Robocop’ to save the day. Gregory Rodrigues has looked very impressive in his first two UFC fights, winning both and posting 120 fantasy points in the last one. He is facing a debuting Armen Petrosyan this weekend, a kickboxer turned MMA fighter. Rodrigues should be able to ride his strong grappling to a W here and hopefully another 120 points (give or take).
Misha Cirkunov – $8,300
Misha Cirkunov is on a serious skid, losing two straight and three of four, but I’m still backing him in his second foray in the UFC’s middleweight weight class, coming down from his previous light heavyweight home. I like his size, strength, and especially his dogged grappling to get the job done against yet another late replacement, Wellington Turman, this weekend. And Cirkunov has the potential for big points for a relatively nice price of $8,300 – he’s topped the century mark in five of his 11 UFC fights thus far.
Terrance McKinney – $7,800
Terrance ‘T.Wrecks’ McKinney only needed seven seconds to wreck Matt Frevola in his short notice (that term again) UFC debut last summer. He has incredible finishing ability and instincts, finishing all 11 of his pro MMA wins. While I can’t promise another 127 point effort this go around, I think he has the makeup to finish Fares Ziam this week and shoot for that total.
Joel Alvarez – $7,100
I’m officially picking Joel Alvarez’s opponent, Arman Tsarukyan, in Saturday’s fight, but Alvarez’s price tag is just too good to pass on. In his last four UFC fights he’s posted 97, 97, 93, and 108 points respectively. I found this fight a hard one to pick a winner in, so I’m comfortable taking a flyer on Alvarez for only $7,300.
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