UFC Fight Night 110 goes down this Saturday at Sparks Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. The card is headlined by the return of native son Mark Hunt who faces off against Derrick Lewis in an intriguing five-round heavyweight fight. There are also a number of other Australian and New Zealand-area fighters on the card, and it should be a fun night of scraps overall.
Here are my picks for the top-10 fantasy fighters at UFC Fight Night 110. Let’s chase those finishes!
1. Derrick Lewis ($8,200)
I think Lewis is going to have a huge night against Mark Hunt. Lewis has won six-straight fights and overall he’s 9-2 in the UFC with eight knockout wins. He has been huge for DraftKings teams for almost all of his fights in the UFC, and I don’t expect that to change here against Hunt. I firmly believe Lewis is going to knock Hunt out, leading to a potentially massive fantasy night on DraftKings for a cheap price.
2. Ion Cutelaba ($8,900)
Cutelaba is only 1-2 in the UFC, but I still think he has a ton of potential at light heavyweight. The guy is only 23 and he’s a big, strong, aggressive fighter with a good chin, good striking and solid wrestling. I feel like he’s had some tough matchups in the UFC and believe this fight against da Silva is a great opportunity to get another win. I expect Cutelaba to demolish da Silva and eventually finish him for a big fantasy night.
3. Derek Brunson ($9,000)
I believe Brunson is going to end Dan Kelly’s win streak. Yes, Kelly has been awesome, and fortunately, I have been on his bandwagon his last few fights. However, he is not going to keep up this miracle run forever, and, now 39, I believe he’s due for a setback soon. Brunson is younger, more athletic, more powerful, a better wrestler and has more knockout power than Kelly. He should win. While Brunson still has some flaws in his defense and his chin, it’s just hard to ignore all the other physical advantages he has.
4. Tim Elliott ($8,700)
Elliott is 1-1 since returning to the UFC, looking great in both his win over Louis Smolka and in his loss to Demetrious Johnson. His wrestling, pace, and cardio are elite, and those attributes will help him win a lot of fights in the UFC. I think Elliott takes down Nguyen at will and dominates him, maybe even getting a finish. I fully expect a huge night from Elliott.
5. Dong Hyun Kim ($8,800)
I like Kim in this fight against Thibault Gouti. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea why Gouti is still in the UFC as he’s lost three-straight fights and has been finished every time. Kim is only 1-2, so it’s not like he’s been great himself, but at least he’s been competitive in his fights, whereas Gouti has been getting blown out. I think Kim is a far better fighter than Gouti at this stage, and I think Kim finishes this fight.
6. Luke Jumeau ($7,700)
I think Jumeau has a chance to have a big night when he takes on Dominique Steele. Although Jumeau is making his UFC debut, he is currently on a six-fight win streak with five of those wins coming by stoppage. Steele is a poor 1-3 in the UFC and overall in his career, he’s been knocked out four times. He doesn’t have a good chin, and if Jumeau can connect he absolutely has the chance to get a finish. Considering how cheap he is, Jumeau is certainly a valuable fantasy option.
7. Alexander Volkanovski ($9,300)
Volkanovski takes on Mizuto Hirota, and I believe he will have a good showing. Volkanovski has won 11-straight fights with 10 finishes in that span, and he has shown good finishing power on both standing and on the ground. I think Volkanovski dominates this fight, and he absolutely has the chance to finish Hirota.
8. Askhan Mokhtarian ($7,000)
I think Mokhtarian has a good shot to upset John Moraga in his UFC debut. He’s won six-straight fights with five of those wins by finish, and at 31 he’s in the prime of his career since he started MMA. I think Mokhtarian has a chance to even finish this fight, which would lead to a huge fantasy night. At this cheap price, he’s definitely someone to consider.
9. Ross Pearson ($7,900)
I think Pearson is underpriced here against Dan Hooker. Yes, Pearson is on a three-fight losing streak, and, at 33, appears to be on the downside of his career, but he’s also been fighting top fighters, for the most part, guys like Jorge Masvidal and Will Brooks. Pearson is a guy with a ton of experience and he’s proven he can hang with many of the top lightweights in the world. Although Hooker has knockout power, he also gets hit way too much in his fights, and that could bode well for a striker like Pearson to show off his game. I like Pearson here at this cheap price for the bottom of my DraftKings lineup.
10. Zak Ottow ($9,100)
Although I believe Ottow is overpriced against Kiichi Kunimoto, which is why he’s low on this list, he’s a guy to consider if you are making multiple teams to get a different combination of fighters. Ottow has gone to decision in both of his UFC fights, but he could get his first UFC finish against Kunimoto, who hasn’t fought in over two years and who has been finished multiple times before in his career. If you don’t like the other bigger favorites on the card, then consider taking Ottow instead.
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