Listed below are my predictions, odds, and DraftKings picks for UFC 232:
|Matchup||Weight Class||Odds||DraftKings Wage||Prediction||DraftKings Select?|
|Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson||Gentle Heavyweight Championship||Jones -278, Gustafsson +200||Jones $9100, Gustafsson $7100||Jones by TKO||Jones|
|(c) Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes||Girls’ Featherweight Championship||Cyborg -303, Nunes +230||Cyborg $9200, Nunes $7000||Cyborg by TKO||Cyborg|
|Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa||Welterweight||Condit +135, Chiesa -165||Condit $7200, Chiesa $9000||Condit by DEC|
|Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson||Gentle Heavyweight||Latifi -175, Anderson +145||Life $8900, Anderson $7300||Anderson by TKO||Anderson|
|Chad Mendes vs. Alexander Volkanovski||Featherweight||Mendes -135, Volkanovski +109||Mendes $8700, Volkanovski $8700||Volkanovski by DEC||Volkanovksi|
|Andrei Arlovski vs. Walt Harris||Heavyweight||Arlovski +132, Harris -164||Harris $8600, Arlovski $7600||Harris by KO|
|Cat Zingano vs. Megan Anderson||Girls’ Featherweight||Zingano -136, Anderson +114||Zingano $8500, Anderson $7700||Zingano by DEC|
|Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Petr Yan||Males’ Bantamweight||de Andrade +110, Yan -130||Yan $9300, de Andrade $6900||Andrade by TKO||Andrade|
|B.J. Penn vs. Ryan Hall||Lightweight||Penn +165, Hall -190||Hall $9400, Penn $6800||Hall by DEC|
|Nathaniel Wood vs. Andre Ewell||Males’ Bantamweight||Wood -110, Ewell -110||Wood $8200, Ewell $8000||Wood by DEC|
|Uriah Hall vs. Bevon Lewis||Middleweight||Hall +105, Lewis -125||Hall $8300, Lewis $7900||Lewis by TKO|
|Curtis Millender vs. Siyar Bahadurzada||Welterweight||Millender -200, Bahadurzada +170||Millender $8800, Bahadurzada $7400||Millender by TKO|
|Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson||Males’ Bantamweight||Kelleher +125, Jackson -145||Jackson $8400, Kelleher $7800||Jackson by SUB||Jackson|
Amanda Nunes is an outstanding champion at 135 kilos. Nonetheless, the dimension and vitality profit may be closed in Cyborg’s favor inside the historic co-main event. The winner has every correct to call herself one of the best female blended martial artist of all time.
Nunes’ sole chance is to aim to pull this bout out into the championship rounds in hopes of seeing Cyborg tire.
I don’t like Nunes’ risk of profitable outright, and I actually like Cyborg’s fantasy potential. She comes into the bout with an 85-percent finish charge, and she or he’s practically always energetic with takedowns and important strikes. Cyborg is probably the most safe guess and draft choice it’s possible you’ll make.
In direction of Holm, Anderson appeared tentative and nothing like a extreme title contender at 145 kilos. I don’t depend on her to beat Zingano, and even when she does, the chance of her inserting collectively an infinite fantasy effectivity seems pretty low. Throughout the loss to Holm, Anderson managed merely 18 fantasy elements.
If she pulls the upset, I might say she is on the market in no higher than 70 elements. That isn’t a beautiful fantasy ceiling.
I do know the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu guru has one of the best DK wage of the entire fighters inside the event ($9,400), nonetheless, don’t be fooled. A hall is a similar man who has a difficulty discovering opponents because of no one’s need to work together in a grapple fest with him.
Whereas I don’t knock his methodology because of it performing to his dominant expertise, it is not a fantasy-friendly style. He’s accessible in averaging merely over 51 fantasy elements per fight. That isn’t going that may help you in profitable many DK contests.
The hall is sort of really going to beat the 40-year-old BJ Penn, but it surely certainly may be one in all many lowest-scoring wins of the event.
Almost no one has a motor like Anderson. Don’t let the low DK wage ($7,300) and finish charge (36 %) fool you. Anderson is a fantasy beast when he wins, and I’m choosing him to upset Ilir Latifi on Saturday. Life has the flexibility to learn actually. Nonetheless, Anderson has the gasoline tank and wrestling to subdue the Swedish Sledgehammer.
If this fight goes into the middle of the second spherical, sit up for Anderson to pile up takedowns whereas dishing damage from the prime place. In his remaining two fights, every win, Anderson averaged 125 fantasy elements in opposition to Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins.
The identical could possibly be said for Volkanovski. He has perhaps a good tougher verify in opposition to a seemingly resurgent Chad Mendes. These guys are pretty comparable. Bodily, the dimensions is comparable, and every is a dominant wrestler who can do damage from the prime place.
I like Volkanovski for a number of of the same causes I like Anderson. Mendes has had some factors tiring in his occupation, and Volkanovski pushes an unreal tempo. We have not seen him buckle as of. Nonetheless, Mendes is by far his hardest opponent.
That said, of the very best prospects from 155 kilos to 135, Volkanovski and Gregor Gillespie are the two I’m most extreme on, and I’m choosing the earlier to knock off Mendes. Don’t be shocked if it is an finish that scores properly in fantasy. This may be a coming-out celebration for Volkanovski, and it could possibly be one in all many closing steps sooner than he enters the dialog for a title shot at 145 kilos.
Andrade is a plus athlete whose hanging prowess needs to be accounted for in about. Yan likes to face and strike or to work flooring and pound if he will get a takedown; nonetheless, there’s one thing about the best way through which these two fighters match up that screams explosive KO for Andrade.
The 33-year-old Castanhal, Para’s assaults are personalized and made for an aggressive fighter with one factor to indicate, like Yan. He needs to indicate he’s worthy of a ranking and rather more. Nonetheless, I take into account Yan going to be re-routed on Saturday.
I’ve not solely tabbed Jones to win his UFC Gentle Heavyweight title once more; I’ve moreover picked him for my DK lineup. To position it plainly, I see Jones stopping Gustafsson. Bones are stronger inside the clinch, and his wrestling is superior. Jones won’t spend the early portion of the rematch searching for hanging distance as he did inside the first meeting.
He’ll resolve up the place he left off inside the preliminary fight and ended Gustafsson inside two rounds. It have to be a fantastic night for people who guess on and draft Jones for his or her DK lineups.