This Saturday, January 24th, the UFC will be hosting an event in Stockholm, Sweden featuring a number one contenders match as the main event. This will be the 14th UFC event that will be featured on FOX, and the world’s leading MMA promotion has stacked this card with some greatly anticipated fights. I’m here to give you some lineup advice for UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson. Here are the details for this daily fantasy MMA contest:
-$25,000 prize pool.
– First place wins $2,000
– $2 entry fee (FREE with first deposit).
– Top 3,000 are paid.
– Starts on Sunday, January 24th at 6:00 PM
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 5 fighters
– First time depositors at DraftKings receive a 100% bonus up to $600
Fighters to stay away from: Henderson, Christodoulou, Redmond, Ogle, Robertson
Dan Henderson is certainly an MMA legend. One of the greatest fighters of all time, however, we all know that no one can escape the undefeated Father Time. The fighter come to be known as “Hendo” is now fighting at the age of 44. The Pride legend has now shown significant decline in his game and in his chin. Henderson is always dangerous with his right hand (dubbed the “H-Bomb”), however, I believe if Mousasi can connect one good solid shot, Henderson will go down and thus end the night of one of the all time greats.
Christodoulou and Redmond are going to be fighting in an uphill battle as both fighters are matched-up against very promising prospects. I don’t see either guy making it through all three rounds, much less winning the fight.
Andy Ogle is also a fighter I would stay away from. He is currently riding a three fight losing streak and has lost 4 of his last 5 fights. He did switch training camps and decided to train with Faber’s Team Alpha Male team, however, he’s an extremely risky guy to bet on.
Robertson is good, don’t get me wrong, and he definitely deserves to be the favorite in this fight, however, fighting is also just his side gig. He is also a high school shop teacher, so I’m not exactly sure how serious he is about MMA. He’s shown that he can hang in there with UFC caliber fighters, but his opponent, Aliev, is definitely not someone to underestimate. Call me crazy, but I believe that Aliev is more than capable of pulling off the upset.
Fighters with good values: Mousasi, Bader, Sicilia, Tumenov, Aliev, Amirkhani
Mousasi is fighting a declining 44 year old man, who virtually brings one weapon to the table. Avoid the right hand and Mousasi should walk away with the win and most likely the finish.
Bader is definitely the underdog, but he’s listed at only $8,700. He’s not THAT much of an underdog. He has the wrestling to defend Davis’ takedowns, and he definitely has the power advantage. Even though he’s expected to lose, $8,700 is really cheap for a fighter more than capable of pulling off the upset.
Sicilia costs a little less than your average fighter and he’s fighting a guy who lives and dies by the sword. Corassani is a fighter that either wants the KO or he will be KO’d. Corassani has found himself in a rough patch as of late, and the change in training camp is probably not going to help. Therefore, Sicilia is a solid pick that can definitely pay out.
Tumenov has been nothing short of spectacular and he’s fighting a guy he can easily put away. Expect fireworks when this kid fights.
As I said before, Aliev is fighting a full-time high school teacher. Not sure if he will pull off the upset, but he is more than capable.
Amirkhani is fighting a guy who has dropped his last three fights in the loss column. He’s a good submission artist that can definitely find a way to submit his opponent.
With all that said, my lineup is as follows:
Gustafsson — $11,400
Bader — $8,700
Sicilia — $9,800
Tumenov — $10,400
Amirkhani — $9,600
Be sure to sign up at DraftKings and be sure to tune in for UFC on FOX 14. Enjoy the fights.
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