For this card I highlighted the ‘Top Play’ to begin building your lineups around and a key value play that will free up a little bit of cash. Steve and I discussed this UFC card at length on our podcast and had a fair amount of fights that we disagreed on, so please do yourself a favor and check out our podcast as well as Steve’s article. We will also be in the Discord chat throughout the weekend, so feel free to run some ideas by us.
Steve and I broke down each fight in great detail on the podcast Wednesday night and gave some insight on how to attack this card from a Draftkings perspective. Steve and I seemed to be on the same page on a few of these fights and had varying opinions on the others on Saturday, so it would be beneficial to hear our breakdowns prior to constructing your lineups before the early morning fight card.
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Juan Adams ($9,500)
Juan Adams is the type of play that you can lock in at the highest salary on the slate, and he will likely be somewhat under-owned based off the fact that he is seemingly unproven at this point and is facing a gritty opponent that can cause most people problems in the octagon. That being said, you might want to target Kevin Lee as a cash game top play, but Adams in your GPPs.
Adams comes into this fight with a 4-0 professional record with all four wins coming by TKO in the first round, and he also has a 4-0 amateur record with all four wins also being by TKO. Adams walks around at a weight of 310 pounds prior to cutting to make the 265-pound limit and will hold a huge size and power advantage in the cage. Adams has a collegiate wrestling background and has pretty good movement and hand speed for such a big guy. His opponent, De La Rocha, is a very hittable opponent who should be tailor-made for Adams’ style, getting hit with over five strikes per minute. It would not surprise me if Adams hurts De La Rocha on the feet before getting it to the ground and getting a ground and pound victory early in the first round.