This is a unique week in which we have two UFC cards on back-to-back nights. In the past, this has happened twice a year, once in July for International Fight Week and once in Nov/Dec. The reason for the back to back events in the TUF finale is a full fight card on Friday night and a bigger card is usually scheduled for the next night on Saturday. This breakdown is going to be a little shorter, as Tyler and I are working overtime trying to get all the tape study done for both cards. I will have an article our for the TUF 28 Finale once the DK prices drop and weigh-ins are done also.
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The Main Event: Tai Tuivasa $7.9K vs Junior dos Santos $8.3K
Tuivasa is at home and I’m not sure why dos Santos would take this fight. There are plenty of cards in Brazil and dos Santos can get a home fight at any time. I have this fight as a pick em. Both guys have clear paths to victory and come with some concerns. Tuivasa finished the two weakest fighters he’s faced but was not able to finish Arlovski and that worries me. Junior dos Santos is a seasoned veteran of the sport and can use the same game plan that won him a decision win versus Blagoy Ivanov and box him up for five rounds. This fight is stackable in cash and both guys are playable in GPPs. I haven’t decided if I’m going to stack in cash yet.