In decrease than 48 hours, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov from Draftkings will most likely be standing all through from each other inside the Octagon capable of settle one in every of many UFC’s most bitter rivalries.

The precept event of UFC 229 is for certain to captivate the attention of MMA followers of every stage of curiosity on Saturday from the T-Mobile Space in Las Vegas. Aside from the first event, there are only a few further fascinating fights on faucet.

Let’s try the entire card, the chances, and predictions for the 12 scheduled fights.

Matchup Weight Class Odds Prediction DraftKings Determine?
Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin Welterweight LaFlare -145, Martin +115 LaFlare by DEC
Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz Lightweight Lentz -240, Maynard +190 Lentz by DEC
Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya Ladies’s Bantamweight Kunitskaya -200, Lansberg +160 Kunitskaya by TKO Kunitskaya
Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick Lightweight Patrick -260, Holtzman +200 Patrick by SUB
Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger Ladies’s Bantamweight Ladd -175, Evinger +145 Ladd by TKO Ladd
Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner Welterweight Luque -950, Turner +575 Turner by TKO Turner
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga Males’s Flyweight Pettis -150, Formiga +130 Formiga by DEC
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig Strawweight Herrig -130, Waterson +100 Waterson by DEC
Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov Heavyweight Volkov -175, Lewis +155 Volkov by TKO Volkov
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes Heavyweight Reyes -230, Saint Preux +180 Reyes by TKO Reyes
Tony Ferguson Vs. Anthony Pettis Lightweight Ferguson -375, Pettis +275 Ferguson by TKO
(c) Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Conor McGregor Lightweight Championship Nurmagomedov -170, McGregor +150 Nurmagomedov by SUB Nurmagomedov

DraftKings Fighters Who Could Be Overvalued

Patrick does protected barely beneath 5 takedowns per fight, nonetheless he just about on no account finishes an opponent. Truly, the 35-year-old Brazilian hasn’t scored a stoppage win in 5 years and solely six of his 15 victories have come by KO or submission. That scares me away as a result of it seems he could very nicely be headed for a win, nonetheless solely 80-85 fantasy components.

I can see one factor comparable occurring with Nik Lentz who faces Gray Maynard. Lentz must win, nonetheless Maynard has on no account been submitted, and it’s unlikely the earlier scores a stoppage win on strikes. At $9,000, that seems too extreme of a worth for a further good, nonetheless not good fantasy stage complete.

Vicente Luque has appeared like a wrecking ball in his newest run inside the UFC. He has stopped Chad Laprise, Belal Muhammad and Niko Worth in his ultimate 4 fights with a alternative loss to Leon Edwards blended in between. His opponent Jalin Turner is making his UFC debut and the 23-year-old has had merely 10 fights in his occupation.

Because of the dynamic, Luque is an important favorite on the cardboard at -950 and he has an event-high $9,400 DK wage. Whereas I acknowledge Luque’s talents, I really feel oddsmakers and DK wage designators is more likely to be overlooking Turner. He has some Curtis Millender qualities and his measurement is an precise problem.

At 155 kilos, he stands 6’3″ and that can provide him a four-inch prime profit over his opponent. I’m deciding on Turner as my sleeper, and that will clearly indicate Luque is a foul resolve for fantasy.

Fighters I Love For DraftKings and For The Outright Win

Forgive me, nonetheless I have not acquired so much confidence in Tonya Evinger doing excess of putting up a superb fight. Aspen Ladd is undefeated as an expert. Her putting is spectacular and Evinger is just not powerful to hit. She’s 0-3 inside the UFC and has eaten 3.19 strikes per minute all through her time inside the Octagon. I like Ladd to win by stoppage and with a DK wage of merely $8,200, she’s important in your lineup.

Dominick Reyes would possibly very correctly be the next title-contending light heavyweight inside the UFC. He’ll face his hardest test however when he matches up with Ovince Saint Preux. Reyes is the clear favorite attributable to his well-rounded sport and dimension. Whereas OSP usually is a handful, I think about Reyes is the precise deal and he’ll stop his further expert opponent and smash his means into the Prime 10.

Why I Think about Khabib Beats Conor

Conor McGregor is probably going one of the vital self-confident and charismatic athletes I’ve ever seen, nonetheless even he can’t persuade me that he’ll have the flexibility to dethrone a champion who’s so good on the very aspect of the game that troubles The Notorious One most of all.

Nurmagomedov is arguably the simplest grappler inside the sport with great cardio. Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu are McGregor’s largest deficiencies and stamina has moreover been a problem for him. Aside from McGregor’s means to place doubt in my ideas with sheer will, there is not a trigger to contemplate he’ll have the flexibility to perform his lofty goal.