This Saturday, June 13th, the UFC is revisiting Mexico City, as two heavyweight forces are set to collide to determine the coveted “Baddest Man on the Planet” title. Cain Velasquez is making his long-awaited return to face the interim title holder, Fabricio Werdum. If that’s not exciting enough, you can also create your own lineup for these fights at DraftKings. Here are the details for the contest:
-$15,000 prize pool.
– First place wins $1,000
– Only $3 to enter (FREE with first deposit)
– Top 1,160 finishing positions are paid.
– Starts Saturday, June 13th at 6:30 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 5 fighters
Fighters to avoid: Cejudo, Marquardt, Todhunter, Tumenov
Cejudo is a great fighter and potential future contender to the flyweight division’s champion, Mighty Mouse. However, at a whopping price of $11,900 and a habit of going the distance, Cejudo is not very likely to rack-up the points you need.
Nate Marquardt is fading and has been fading since his return to the UFC. He’s not able to take the damage he once was able to and Gastelum is a tough, young guy looking to make a statement.
The Todhunter and Tumenov fight has been canceled, due to Todhunter passing out during the weight-cut, so do not waste your money on this fight.
Fighters with good value: Alvarez, Williams, Pendred
Alvarez is a scrappy boxer with a bit of a ground game to go with it, but he prefers to stand-and-trade. I believe it is a perfect style for Melendez to counter. However, Melendez has been declining in his recent bouts, and Alvarez does have good power shots. I’m not saying he will win, but being priced at $9,000 is just too good to resist.
Williams is most notably known for being on the receiving end of a highlight flying-knee knockout by Chris Beal. But I do believe that Williams’ grappling skills will be a bit too much for Perez and for only $9,200, this fighter is a steal.
Though Pendred has a reputation of not being able to absorb a lot of damage, time and time again he somehow finds a way to win his fights. If Montano is overly-aggressive, Pendred has the ability to capitalize on a mistake and finish the fight.
That just about sums up my opinions on this fight card. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@BigWillyHamp) and enjoy the fights on Saturday.