It’s pay-per-view time again in the UFC, with the octagon taking residence inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium this weekend for UFC 275. My last two UFC DraftKing lineups were pretty solid, so let’s try to come up with another one to get us into the money this weekend. Here is my UFC 275 DraftKings roster.
UFC 275 Betting Guide
UFC 275 DraftKings Roster, Fantasy UFC
Valentina Shevchenko – $9,600
My big pick-up this week is UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko. ‘Bullet’ is pretty much bulletproof at this point, with no real holes in her game. She enters her seventh title defense this weekend having topped triple-digit fantasy points in six of her last eight fights, including her last three (with 134 and 139 points in two of those fights). While this weekend’s opponent, Taila Santos, has put together a solid resume, she should be no match for the champ.
Jiri Prochazka – $8,900
My next pick is the other person who will be leaving the octagon on Saturday with gold strapped around their waist, in my opinion. Jiri Prochazka has been a deadly finisher throughout his career, including his two UFC fights which both ended with his opponent knocked out. The knockout machine scored 119 points in his last fight, and I think he knocks out current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira this weekend as well
Jack Della Maddalena – $8,200
Next up is welterweight prospect Jack Della Maddalena, who is coming to us at a very cheap price of $8,200. He put up 117 points in his UFC debut, but he gets a big step up in competition this weekend against Ramazan Emeev. Still, he’s a much better striker than Emeev and a strong enough grappler to keep him off of him. Look for another triple-digit performance from the Aussie as he continues his rise up the 170-pound weight class.
Kyung Ho Kang – $7,900
Time for some bargain additions to our UFC 275 DraftKings lineup. Kyung Ho Kang has the size advantage over opponent Danna Batgerel and a better all-around game. And ‘Mr. Perfect’ is capable of big fantasy point outputs, with him topping the 100-point barrier in half of his last eight fights. He could look like a steal for $7,900 once the dust settles on Saturday.
Jake Matthews – $7,700
I didn’t pick Jake Matthews in my official predictions for the event, instead siding with his opponent Andre Fialho. But my MMA Gambling Podcast co-host Gumby Vreeland is taking Matthews, so I think he’s worth a flier here. ‘The Celtic Kid’ put up a stinker in his last fight, but he’s got the grappling game that could cause Fialho some headaches on Saturday.
Liang Na – $7,600
The underdog pick I’m most excited about this week is ‘Dragon Girl’ Liang Na. She looked very solid in her UFC debut, a tough-fought loss to Ariane Carnelossi. This week she gets Silvana Gomez Juarez, a fighter who has lost via submission in both of her UFC fights. It just so happens Liang has 10 submissions in 19 wins. Looks like a clear path to victory in this one.
Make sure to enter Jeff’s UFC 275 Pick ‘Em Contest!