What Should We do with Ohio?

In today’s article for things you don’t care about, social media! What a time to be alive! It’s official! All sports have been suspended, schools are closed and there is only a tentative timeline with limited toilet paper.

Last night while wasting time on Twitter I stumbled upon an article from Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton alongside Gov. Mike DeWine mentioned 100,000+ suspected cases of Corona virus in the state. Given their population of 11.7 million people that means at the very least, 1 percent of the Ohio population has the virus. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487329-ohio-health-official-estimates-100000-people-in-state-have-coronavirus

To be clear I am a Michigander. Born and raised! I am also a University of Michigan supporter. Just wanted to share that little tid-bit before the following sequence of statements. I was taught to despise Ohio at a very young age. As a small boy it was strictly sports based and due to the intense U of M vs. OSU rivalry. As I grew older and formed my own opinions it branched into how flat and boring the entire state was.

By now you may be scratching your head and saying, “what does this have to do with DFS and fantasy sports?” Give me a moment and I’ll tell you! As it stands now there are no sports! There is no DFS! As this pandemic grows and the longer we go without sports the more crazy I become! I’ve always been honest with you! So why would it change now?

During my social media binge last night I noticed one thing. Everybody is jockeying for attention. Who can come up with the wittiest statement? We’re all trying to out-do each other. Which is fine, I get it. Like a small child would say, “there’s nothing to dooooo!” Or, “I’m so bored!” I find both statements to be relevant. As a man with a career I’m writing a fluff peace about how much I dislike Ohio. Ha! Welcome to the 2020 Corona virus pandemic.

I’m getting ahead of myself and off topic. The reason I mentioned my utter distain for Ohio is quite simple. I don’t like Ohio. I avoid Ohio. Given the most recent news I think Ohio should be removed from the United States. As a man from Michigan there have been times where avoiding Ohio wasn’t possible. Like going to Cedar Pointe.

If you are still following I thank you. We all have our outlets and sports is mine. Now I’ve turned my attention to hot button topics like hating Ohio. If I’m out of line just say so! I want no harm to come to any human being, living in Ohio or not. I wish them the best.

2020 is off to a horrible start. I’m not saying anything new. It’s up to us to change the dynamic of it all. The witty Twitter conversations and light hearted FaceBook messages are defiantly a step in the right direction. This is America and we’re all allowed to have different ideas and opinions. That’s the beauty of it all.

If I see this meme again I’m going to freak out!

There are times where my too positive and easy going ways have gotten me in trouble. I’m not a big planner. Rarely do I plan ahead. I’ve always been of the belief things will happen as they should. Which I find brings me the most joy and happiness. Rarely do I worry or have anxiety. This current health crisis is tailor made for such an attitude but that’s me. That’s my opinion. As I said yesterday we all have our own ways of unwinding and handling stress.

2020 Perfect March Madness bracket

If I could wrap this up in a nice big bow I’d tell you this, keep doing what you’re doing. Keep tweeting that perfect blank March Madness bracket. Share the funny, if you’re out of toilet paper use Houston Astro’s t-shirts meme on FaceBook. Photoshop Arnold Schwarzenegger holding toilet paper instead of a bazooka on Instagram. Do what makes you happy! Nothing is off limits! A cheap laugh is still a laugh! Lets not lose touch of our personalities!

Arnold with his TP bazooka

Stay safe! Wash your hands! Cover your mouth! Continue to be yourself! Laughter is always the best medicine! Talk soon!

Chris Robin

No sports! Now what?

No sports? Now what?
3/12/20
By Chris Robin – @detroitbeastie

What do we do now? Where do we go? What’s going to happen next? The questions just keep adding up! No answers! Just questions!

Everyone has their own way of dealing with hard times. Find a quiet corner and rest. Walk into a church and pray. Call a loved one and vent. The list is never ending. At a certain point the jokes must subside and seriousness and logic should prevail.

Personally, I’m not there yet so lets talk open and honestly about what to do. Look, I’m the guy who laughs or makes a rude joke at times of duress. Within reason, I’m not a sociopath. That being said, we all have our own defense mechanisms and ways of dealing with stress. I’ve always gotten by using my charm and silly behavior. I’m not the richest man in the world, I’m not the most handsome and I’m surely not the most successful.

Looking over the widespread panic involving the Corona virus my first thought is to make fun of it. Give it a good burn, make it laugh and forget about the terror at hand. Then I realized this virus isn’t one of my childhood friends. I can’t give it a Stone Cold stunner or bring up the time it drank too much and vomited all over. If this problem can’t be solved that way then I’m in trouble.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Logic and common and sense are a thing of the past. Human beings are more concerned with being seen, likes, views and going live. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t that playing right into the hand of a global pandemic like the Corona virus? I don’t mean to come off as grumpy but hey, if the shoe fits?

On a serious note, I want no harm to come to anybody. I’m an easy going simple man. My way of coping has usually been sports. Since all major sports have been suspended what are we left with? Each other? Yuck no thanks! Netflix and Amazon Prime? Getting warmer! Even my first love eating is in jeopardy! I’d say our best bet is humor.

The panic is legit. Being scared is real. That alone is enough to shut down cities and businesses. The panic is what’s upended lives and ruining our daily routine. My only concern is the time wasted on being scared and feeling trapped. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create” – Roy T Bennett.

There is a lot to be learned here. Some of which we’ve learned at a young age. Wash your hands. Cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough. If you’re sick stay home! As human beings unfortunately sickness is nothing new. What sets us aside from animals is our ability to come together and show love. Help each other out, show compassion and empathy. In times of great stress and turmoil we’ve also seen times of tremendous support. Banding together for a common purpose.

This too shall pass, every storm runs out of rain and the dawn is darkest before the day. Corny yes but very much relevant. I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t a little bit scared. Only difference is it’s not all consuming. This isn’t a zombie apocalypse event nor is it a night of the living dead scenario. Our sports will return, the toilet paper supply will be replenished and this will all be forgotten in no time. Be safe and talk soon!

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

MMA – Takedown – UFC 244

MMA TAKEDOWN
UFC 244
OCTOBER 31, 2019
BY MARK STINE @DFSBEERPACK

BEST CARD ALL YEAR!

Hello MMA fans! This weekend we have a 12-Fight card PPV in New York. The main GPP is a $15 buy-in and 30K goes to 1st place with a total of 150K being paid out! Let’s dig in.

Julio Arce 7,600 vs Hakeem Dawodu 8,600
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Dawodu. Dawodu came in to the octagon with some hype with a strong World Series of fighting run, only to suffer submission loss to Danny Henry in his debut. He has since gone on to win three straight, including a bonus-winning beat down of Yoshinori Horie in July. Seven of his professional wins have come by TKO/KO. Arce had bonus- winning performance on “Contender Series “. He followed that by wins over Dan Ige and Daniel Teymur in his first two octagon appearances, then lost split decision to Sheymon Moraes..
Pick- Hakeem Dawodu via Unanimous Decision

Layman Good $8,400 vs Chance Rencountre $7,800
Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Rencountre. Rencountre debuted on short notice last year against Belal Muhammad losing is a Unanimous Decision. He got back in the win column with a submission win over Kyle Stewart in January and a Unanimous Decision win over top prospect Ismail Naurdiev in July. Good was Bellator MMA’s first-ever Welterweight champion. In his octagon debut he KO/TKO Andrew Graig in 2015. He was suspended for two years for Anti-Doping, since his return he is 1-2, being submitted by Maia in February.
Pick- Chance Rencountre via Unanimous Decision

Katlyn Chookagian $8,900 vs Jennifer Maia 7,300
Cash- Maia is playable.

Preferred play is Maia. Maia loss to Liz Carmouche in her octagon debut in 2018. She has gotten back on track with her decision wins over Alexia Davis and Roxanne Modafferi. Chookagian is high volume and fast paced. She won a decision over Joanne Calderwood in May. I think Maia will keep up with Chookagian pace and edge out the win.
Pick- Jennifer Maia via Split Decision

Andrei Arlovski $7,500 vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik $8,700
Cash- Rozenstruik is playable.

Preferred play is Rozenstruik. He made his UFC debut against Junior Albini as the underdog. He started slow had a rough first round, but came back and knocked out Albini with head kick and punches. Then took out Allen Crowder in just nine seconds. Arlovski continues to stay around he is 3-8 since 2017. He did upset Ben Rothwell this past July. I think Rozenstruik will be way to much for Arlovski to handle and this fight ends early.
Pick- Jairzinho Rozenstruik via 1st round KO

Brad Tavares $7,900 vs Edmen Shahbazyan $8,300
Cash- Shahbazyan is playable.

Preferred play is Shahbazyan. Shahbazyan was a knockout machine in “Contender Series“ with nothing but first- round knockouts on his resume. His debut against Darren Stewart went the distance winning a decision. He went on to a knockout of Charles Byrd and a submission of Jack Hermansson. Taveras is replacing Krzysztof Jotko on one month notice. After getting knocked out by Robert Whittaker, Taveras went on a four fight win streak. His streak ended at the hands of Israel Adesanya losing by decision.
Pick- Edmen Shahbazyan via 1st round TKO

Shane Burgos $9,300 vs Makwan Amirkhani $6,900
Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Burgos. Burgos was on a three fight win streak until his knockout loss to Calvin Kattar in January 2018. He came back with a submission win over Kurt Holobaugh, then an decision win over Cub Swanson in May. Amedovski won his first three octagon appearances before a Split Decision loss to Arnold Allen. He taped Chris Fishgold in a bonus- winning match in June.
PICK- Shane Burgos via Unanimous Decision

Cory Anderson 7,200 vs Jimmy Walker $9,000
Cash- Walker is playable.

Preferred play is Walker. Walker is from the “Contender Series: Brazil” He has make his presents felt in the UFC by three knockouts in less than three minutes combined. Walker could struggle on the mat if Anderson can manage any form of takedown, my guess is no.
Anderson is on a three fight win streak very impressive ones actually. This should be a good fight.
Pick- Jimmy Walker via 1st round TKO

Kevin Lee 7,100 vs Gregor Gillespie $9,100
Cash- Gillespie is Playable.

Preferred play is Gillespie. Gillespie is an elite wrestler and he will look to take this fight to the mat, where Lee could be facing a grappling nightmare. Lee is an very well-rounded fighter he has been training at the Tristar Gym in Montreal, which could be enough to defeat Gillespie. He would have to be absolutely flawless to earn the victory tho.
Pick- Gregor Gillespie via 2nd round Submission

Derrick Lewis $8,000 vs Blagoy Ivanov $8,200
Cash- Ivanov is playable.

Preferred play is Ivanov. Ivanov has a big grappling edge, he has been very reluctant to use his grappling thus far. This would be the fight it would be very wise to use his grappling skills. He does not want to stand and trade with the black beast. Lewis is on a two- fight losing streak. He will look to throw with Ivanov, but if this fight hits the mat it could be a lot of trouble for Lewis. Lewis does have the power to end this fight in a hurry for sure.
Pick- Blagoy Ivanov via Unanimous Decision

Stephen Thompson $8,500 vs Vicente Luque $7,700
Cash- Luque is playable.

Preferred play is Luque. Luque is on a six fight win-streak one of the best active streaks in the Welterweight division. He is a high volume striker and is not afraid of pushing the pace and being aggressive. Thompson is on a two fight losing-streak he can be an high volume striker as well. I’m not sure wonder boy will have the what it takes to beat Luque. This should be a interesting fight.
Pick- Vicente Luque via 3rd round TKO

Kelvin Gastelum $9,200 vs Darren Till $7,000
Cash- Gastelum is playable.

Preferred play is Gastelum. Gastelum is a well rounded fighter and is hits very hard for 185lbs. He is very quick as well and Till’s chin is very questionable. Gastelum is a solid grappler and wrestler. Till is making his debut in this division not sure how well his body
adjust to 185lbs. He is a pressure fighter and wants to control the fight in the clinch on the fence. This fight will be interesting seeing how Till adjusts to this division.
Pick- Kelvin Gastelum via 2nd round TKO

Jorge Masvidal $8,800 vs Nate Diaz $7,400
Cash- fight is stackable.

Preferred play is Diaz. Diaz is an elite boxer and has an outstanding ground game. He will get you to play his game which will lead to his opponent losing. Diaz can pick his opponents apart and will usually lead to a submission. Masvidal started as a street fighter, he is a boxer and has a very underrated ground game. I think this fight will be a brawl which will favor Diaz. This should be a fun fight.
Pick- Nate Diaz via 4th round Submission

Thanks for reading! I hope this helps with your lineup building! Good luck! Let’s TAKEDOWN a GPP!
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MMA Takedown – UFC Singapore

MMA TAKEDOWN
UFC Singapore
October 25th 2019
By Mark Stine @dfsbeerpack

Optimal
Ciryl Gane
Jeff Hughes
Ashley Yoder
Frank Camacho
Laureano Staropoli

Lineup 1
Sergei Pavlovich
Damian Maia
Ashley Yoder
Enrique Barzola
Jeff Hughes

Lineup 2 (Risky)
Loma LookBoonmee
Laureano Staropoli
Randa Markos
Ben Askren
Muslim Salikhov

Lineup 3
Ciryl Gane
Beneil Dariush
Muslim Salikhov
Alex white
Loma LookBoonmee

Lineup 4
Ben Askren
Jeff Hughes
Maurice Greene
Ashley Yoder
Ciryl Gane

Fill ins
Ben Askren
Rafael Flziev
Jeff Hughes
Rando Markos
Frank Camacho

Thanks for reading! Good luck! Hope we get that cash! Let’s TAKEDOWN a GPP!
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MMA Takedown – UFC Fight Night 161

Optimal

Niko Price

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Michelle Waterson

Kron Gracie

Andrew Sanchez

Lineup 1

Mike Davis

Gerald Meerschaert

Kron Gracie

Marlon Vera

Matt Frevola

Lineup 2 (Risky)

Luis Pena

Eryk Anders

Mike Davis

Amanda Ribas

Tim Elliott

Lineup 3

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Niko Price

Kron Gracie

Devin Clark

Andrew Sanchez

Lineup 4

Mackenzie Dern

Niko Price

Kron Gracie

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Gerald Meerschaert

Fill ins

Marlon Vera

Niko Price

Ryan Spann

Deiveson Figueiredo

Devin Clark

Matt Frevola

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MMA Takedown – UFC 243

UFC 243 Australia!

Optimal

Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker

Dan Hooker

Brad Riddell

Nadia Kassem

Lineup 1

Megan Anderson

Yorgan De Castro

Israel Adesanya

Bruno Silva

Maki Pitolo

Lineup 2 (Risky)

Robert Whittaker

Jake Matthews

Khalid Taha

Justin Tafa

Jamie Mullarkey

Lineup 3

Tai Tuivasa

Yorgan De Castro

Israel Adesanya

Dhiego Lima

Nadia Kassem

Lineup 4

Israel Adesanya

Jake Matthews

Dan Hooker

Brad Riddell

Yorgan De Castro

Fill ins

Maki Pitolo

Dhiego Lima

Al laquinta

Khalid Taha

Nadia Kassem

Thanks for reading! Hope we get that cash today! Good luck! Let’s TAKEDOWN a GPP!

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MMA TakeDown – UFC Fight Night 159

MMA TAKEDOWN
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 159
SEPTEMBER 20TH 2019
BY MARK STINE @DFSBEERPACK

 

Hello MMA fans are you ready! This weekend, we have a 12-fight card in Mexico City. The main GPP is a $15 buy-in and 25K to 1st place with a total of 125K being paid out. Let’s dig in!

Claudio Puelles $9,000 vs Marcos Mariano $7,200

Cash- Puelles is playable in all formats.

Preferred play is Puelles. Puelles is a very strong grappler and will look to get this fight to the mat. He hasn’t fought in over a year which is considering for sure, but I think he will take this one by way of his grappling. Mariano in his UFC debut suffered a 1st round submission loss to Lando Vannata. He is a kickboxer and he will want to stand and strike, he is a kick boxing world champion. He is a wild striker at times and this will get him taken down to the mat.

Pick- Claudio Puelles via 1st round Submission

Sijara Eubanks $9,100 vs Bethe Correia $7,100

Cash- Avoid ( Eubanks is playable if you want but risky seems to always have weight cut issues)

Preferred play is Eubanks. She has very nice ground and pound, both of her pre-UFC wins came by way of ground and pound. Correia has only fought five times in four years. Her last three fights were a draw, head kick knockout loss and a submission loss by way of armbar.

Pick- Sijara Eubanks via 3rd round TKO

Vinicius Moreira $8,300 vs Paul Craig $7,900

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Moreira. Moreira will look to get this fight to the mat. He is a far larger man than Craig so I thing he will take him down where he wraps up a submission win. Craig does have a shot here its UFC anything can happen, but I think Moreira top game will be to much for Craig.

Pick- Vinicius Moreira via 1st round Submission

Sergio Pettis $9,300 vs Tyson Nam $6,900

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Pettis. Pettis will try and frustrate Nam, he will be trying to snap his two fight losing streak. He is an very good striker and I think he will manage to rack up enough volume for a decision. Nam does have power in his hands tho, he could land and TKO Pettis with his power. He is a live dog for sure. So I think Pettis wins this one, but I’m picking Nam.

Pick- Tyson Nam via 2nd round TKO

Angela Hill $8,500 vs Ariane Carnelossi $7,700

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Carnelossi. Carnelossi has had a lot of fighting success in multiple Brazilian promotions. She has knockout eight opponents and submitted one. She does have power. Hill has lost 3-4 fights this is a must win. She is a good striker and has nice speed, but I think she gets tagged in this one.

Pick- Ariane Carnelossi via Unanimous Decision

Kyle Nelson $8,600 vs Polo Reyes $7,600

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Reyes. Reyes is a boxer purely, he is dangerous with big power. He has been knocked out three of his last four. Nelson is a very solid grappler and seems like a well- rounded fighter. You should have both sides of this fight my lean is Reyes. I either one has paths to victory tho.

Pick- Polo Reyes via 2nd round TKO

Joe’s Quinonez $8,700 vs Carlos Huachin $7,500

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Quinonez. Quinonez was the runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter “Latin America”. He is a good striker and very strong grappler and will look for takedowns. Huachin is powerful and has nice hand speed, he is very aggressive early. He is not a very good grappler.

Pick- Jose Quinonez via Unanimous Decision

Martin Bravo $8,100 vs Steven Peterson $8,100

Cash- Bravo is playable.

Preferred play is Bravo. I think this is a very close fight, but I will lean to Bravo in his home of Mexico. He is making his return after a lengthy layoff. He is a pressure fighter, his striking is ok he does have 4 KO/TKO’S. Peterson is also a pressure fighter and a very solid grappler. He has 4 KO/TKO’S in his career.

Pick- Martin Bravo via Unanimous Decision

Irene Aldana $9,400 vs Vanessa Melo $6,800

Cash- Aldana is playable.

Preferred play is Aldana. Aldana is an ultra- aggressive fighter that will push the pace with heavy combinations. She has won fight of the night twice. Melo is making her UFC debut on short notice. She is a ok striker and seems to be a solid grappler.

Pick- Irene Aldana via Unanimous Decision

Asker Askarov $8,800 vs Brandon Moreno $7,400

Cash- Askarov is playable.

Preferred play is Askarov. Askarov is a Monster. He is a very powerful pressure striker, looking to take his opponents to the ground where he dominates with his submission game. Moreno is a good fighter with solid striking. He is making his return in his home country.

Pick- Asker Askarov via 1st round Submission

Alexa Grasso $8,400 vs Carla Esparza $7,800

Cash- Both are playable.

Preferred play is Grasso. Grasso is coming off a very strong performance, a boxing heavy beatdown of Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Esparza won a decision against Jandiroba in her last match. My lean in cash is Grasso.

Pick- Alexa Grasso via 2nd round TKO

Yair Rodriguez $8,200 vs Jeremy Stephens $8,000

Cash- Stackable.

Preferred play is Rodriguez. This fight should be an exciting one. It’s been almost a year since we saw Rodriguez knockout Korean Zombie with an elbow with one second remaining in the 5th round. Rodriguez is a solid striker and ok wrestler. I think he will look to stand and exchange in this fight. Going to the mat with Stephens could pose a lot of trouble for him. Stephen will come out guns a blazing, he has solid power in his hands. Have both sides of this fight, I’ll probably be 70/30 Rodriguez.

Pick- Yair Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision

Thanks for reading! I hope this helps with your lineup building! Good luck! Let’s TAKEDOWN a GPP!

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MMA TAKEDOWN: UFC Fight Night 158

Ufc fight night 158
Cash core plays
By Mark Stine @dfsbeerpack

Cash core plays
Donald Cerrone
Justin Gaethje
Michel Pereira
Glover Teixeira
Antonio Carlos Junior
Miles Johns

Optimal lineup
Donald Cerrone
Justin Gaethje
Glove Teixeira
Antonio Carlos Junior
Miles Johns

Lineup 1
Donald Cerrone
Michel Pereira
Jeff Hughes
Jimmy Crute
Glover Teixeira

Lineup 2
Justin Gaethje
Donald Cerrone
Miles Johns
Uriah Hall
Cole Smith

Lineup 3
Donald Cerrone
Chas Skelly
Louis Smolka
Augusto Sakai
Antonio Carlos Junior

Lineup 4
Justin Gaethje
Michel Pereira
Uriah Hall
Glover Teixeira
Chas Skelly

Fill ins
Jimmy Crute
Antonio Carlos Junior
Michel Pereira
Miles Johns
Louis Smolka

Thanks for reading! Will be back to regular article next week. Good luck! Let’s TAKEDOWN a GPP!
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MMA TAKEDOWN: UFC 239

MMA TAKEDOWN: UFC 239

JULY 5TH, 2019

BY MARK STINE @DFSBEERPACK

Hello MMA fans! This weekend we have a 12- card in Vegas for International Fight Week. The main GPP is a $23.90 buy-in and 100K goes to 1st place with a total of $323,923.90 being paid out.  Let’s dig in!

 

Julia Avila $8,600 vs Pannie Kianzad $7,600

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Avila. Avila is a very good prospect. She is a very aggressive fighter her overhand right & right hooks has power. She throws a nice one-two combination & and mixes in uppercuts.  She has nice round kicks to the body & front kicks to the head. She has speed in her hands & has very nice power. Kianzad likes to throw left hook , straight- right hand combinations. & has nice straight punches. She has power in her hands & her left hook is nasty.  I could see her being a live dog in this fight. If I was making 10 are more lineups I would have exposure to both sides.

Pick-  Julia Avila via 2nd round TKO

 

Ismail Naurdiev $9,300 vs Chance Rencountre $6,900

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play in Naurdiev. Naurdiev is a nice prospect. He has a nice jab & good front & sidekicks to the head and body. He has a very nasty spinning back kicks & spinning elbows. He has vicious knees to the head & body. He is a solid grappler & has nasty ground and pound. Rencountre is a submission specialist & former college wrestler. He throws  right hook, straight- left hand combination. He has nice leg kicks & body kicks. I feel this fight would be a leverage play on Jones & Nunes fights. If making 10 plus lineups I would take shots on both sides.

Pick- Ismail Naurdiev via 2nd round KO

 

Edmen Shahbazyan $9,400  vs Jack Marshman $6,800

Cash- Shahbazyan is playable

Preferred play is Shahbazyan. Shahbazyan is a good prospect. He throws a very nice one-two & double jab & he has fast hands. He likes to throw uppercuts in the pocket. He is a very strong wrestler.  Marshman is a boxer & has very powerful overhands. He has a nice jab & one-twos. I would only take a couple shots on Marshman if making 150 lineups other wise he is a full fade for me.

Pick- Edmen Shahbazyan via Unanimous Decision

 

Song Yadong $8,500  vs Alejandro Perez $7,700

Cash- Yadong is playable.

Preferred play is Yadong.  Yadong is a very nice prospect. He is a superior athlete & very explosive. He has a nasty jab & throws left hook , right straight combination. His overhand right is powerful and very dangerous. He is a good grappler & has elite takedown defense. Perez is a good boxer. He has a very nice lead hand & fast jab. His left hook is powerful & has a good straight right hand. His overhand right is nasty & he has nice knees to the body. I would only play Perez in GPP with 10% exposure.

Pick- Song Yadong via 2nd round KO

 

Claudio Gadelha $8,800 vs Randa Markos $7,400

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Gadelha. Gadelha is fast & throws straight- right , left hook combinations & mixes in uppercuts. She is an awesome grappler & strong in the clinch. Markos throws overhand rights & left hooks. She throws jabs & straight punches. She very good in the clinch & likes to grind. Get exposure to both sides.

Pick- Claudio Gadelha via Unanimous Decision

 

Marlon Vera $9,500 vs Nohelin Hernandez $6,700

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Vera. Vera is a very solid striker. He throws a nice jab & straight- left hand from southpaw stance. He throws right hook & body kick combination. He is a very strong & dangerous grappler . He is dangerous in the clinch with nasty knees. Hernandez accepted this fight on two weeks notice.  He throws nice one-twos, hooks & straight- left hand right hook combination. If making 20 plus lineups I would take a few shots on Hernandez hoping he can get a finish.

Pick- Marlon Vera via 1st round Submission

Arnold Allen $9,000 vs Gilbert Melendez $7,200

Cash- Avoid

Preferred play is Allen. Allen is a strong grappler. He is a southpaw with fast hands & throws overhand left that is powerful. He has a nice jab & one-twos. He is very strong in the clinch & throws nasty knees to the head and body. Melendez is a boxer, he has a nasty jab. He has a very heavy straight- right hand & throws a nice one-two combination. I don’t have a lot of interest in this fight, but have some exposure on both sides if making 20 plus lineups.

Pick- Arnold Allen via Unanimous Decision

 

Michael Chiesa $9,200 vs Diego Sanchez $7,000

Cash- Chiesa is playable.

Preferred play is Chiesa. Chiesa is a southpaw. He has nice body & head kicks. He has an ok jab & straight-right hand.  He is a solid wrestler and has a nasty ground game. He is strong in the clinch & throws nasty knees to the body. Sanchez throws very hard overhand rights & hooks. He throws straight- left, overhand right combinations and mixes in uppercuts.  He is a very strong grappler. If making 20 plus lineups take shots on both sides.

Pick- Michael Chiesa via 2nd round Submission

 

Luke Rockhold $8,400 vs Jan Blachowicz $7,800

Cash- Rockhold is playable.

Preferred play is Rockhold. Rockhold is a solid grappler contrary to what some may think. This is his debut at Light Heavyweight. He throws a very nice straight- left hand & throws a nice straight punches. He has a nice straight- left hand to left body kick combination. Blachowicz is a very well rounded fighter. He has a nice jab & straight punches that are fast. He has a nasty uppercut with a right hook combination.

Pick- Luke Rockhold via Unanimous Decision

 

Ben Askren $8,700 vs Jorge Masvidal $7,500

Cash- Askren is playable.

Preferred play is Askren. Askren throws a nice jab & overhand right.  He throws spinning back fists & straight- right hand, left hook. Askren is going to take this fight to the mat. He is a two-time NCAA Division 1 Champion. He could score highly with his wrestling. He has 5 career submissions. Masvidal has big power and a very well rounded fighter. He has a nasty jab & very nice left hook. He has nice round kicks to the legs. He throws a nice one-two & right hook, uppercut combination. He is very good  in the clinch & throws nasty knees, hard elbows. If making 150 lineups I would have both sides probably 80% Askren 20% Masvidal.

Pick- Ben Askren via 3rd round Submission

 

Amanda Nunes $9,100 vs Holly Holm $7,100

Cash- Nunes is playable.  (Holm’s if your brave)

Preferred play is Nunes, but I’m going with the underdog for the upset. Nunes throws a nasty jab & has a powerful straight- right hand. She has nasty low kicks & throws a nice one-two. She is a very strong grappler. She is very strong in the clinch & will throw hard knees to the body and head. Her cardio is questionable. Holm could shock the world again. She is a former boxing champion.  She is a very strong kickboxer. She throws nasty sidekicks to the body and head. She has nice round kicks to the inside of leg & head. She is very strong in the clinch. Have both sides of this fight. I’m picking Holm I think Nunes can be worn down, because she had a very hard weight cut. If making 150 lineups I would probably go 70% Nunes 30% Holm.

Pick- Holly “ The Preacher’s  Daughter” Holm via 3rd TKO

 

Jon Jones $9,600 vs Thiago Santos $6,600

Cash- Jones is playable. (core) you can stack as well.

Preferred play is Jones. Jones throws leg & oblique kicks to the knees. He throws front kicks to the body & throws a nice jab. He throws a nice left hook & nasty spinning elbows,front elbows. Jones is very nasty in the clinch, he throws nasty elbows & uppercuts. He throws knees to the head & body. His elbows are dangerous.  Santos is a knockout artist. He is powerful and aggressive & throws nasty switch kicks with power. He throws a nasty spinning hook kick that can finish his opponents. He throws a nasty straight-right & left uppercut, right hook combination. He is a solid wrestler. He has nasty ground and pound. This will be the highest owned fight. Have both  sides I will probably be have more Jones tho. If making 20 lineups I would probably have 17 jones.

Pick- Jon “Bones “ Jones via 2nd round KO

 

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MMA TAKEDOWN: UFC FIGHT NIGHT 153

MMA TAKEDOWN
Ufc fight night 153
May 30th 2019
By Mark Stine (dfsbeerpack)

Hello MMA fans! This weekend we have a 1313-fight card in Sweden. The main
GPP is a $15 buy-in and 25K to 1st place with a total of 100K being paid out Let’s dig
In!

Joel Alvarez $ 8,500 vs Danilo Delluardo $7,700
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Alvarez. Alvarez has a nice right hook and throws jabs & straight combinations. He throws front kicks and round kicks to the body. He has good hand speed. He has a dangerous submission game. Delluardo is making his UFC debut. He throws front and round kicks to the body. Has a nice jab and overhand right. He is a ok wrestler and I think he wants to keep this fight on the feet.
Pick- Joel Alvarez via 2nd round Submission

Darko Stosic $8,700 vs Devin Clark $7,500
Cash- Stosic is playable.
Preferred play is Stosic. Stosic throws heavy leg kicks to the body. He has a nice one-two & ok overhand right. He has fast hands with power. He is a ok grappler and doesn’t have a good takedown defense. Clark has nice leg kicks & straight right hand and overhand right. He throws straight punch combinations. He is a very good wrestler. He has a very strong body lock takedown.
Pick- Darko Stosic via 1st round KO

Duda Santana $8,600 vs Ben Malecki $7,600
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Santana. Santana is an aggressive fighter. She can be wild at times. She has very nice one-twos & jab. She throws front knees to the body and head. Malecki is an Muay Thai world champion. She has a nice right hook & jab. She throws nasty elbows & front kicks to the body. She is a good grappler .
Pick- Duda Santana via Unanimous Decision

Nick Hein $8,200 vs Frank Camacho $8,000
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Camacho. Camacho has nice one-twos and jab. He throws uppercuts & hook combinations. He has a very heavy overhand right. He throws front kicks & round kicks. Hein has power in his left hand. He throws left hook & right uppercut combination. He is a solid grappler
Pick- Frank Camacho via Unanimous Decision

Leonardo Santos $9,200 vs Stevie Ray $7,000
Cash- Santo is playable.
Preferred play is Santos. Santos is making his return after 2 plus years layoff. He throws nice left uppercuts & nasty left hook, straight right combinations. He has a nice jab & one-twos. He has nice front & round kicks to the body. Ray is a solid fighter. He has nice one-twos & jab. He throws a nice straight- left. He is a solid wrestler. He will throw knees & elbows.
Pick- Leonardo Santos via 1st round Submission

Tonya Evinger $9,000 vs Lisa Lansberg $7,200
Cash- Evinger is playable.
Preferred play is Evinger. Evinger has a nice jab & straight- right hand. She throws a left hook, straight right hand combination. She is a very solid wrestler. She is very physical & has nice single legs. Lansberg has an ok jab & a nice straight- right hand. She like fighting out of the clinch & throws good elbows and knees. She has bad takedown defense. She is not a grappler.
Pick- Tonya Evinger via 2nd round TKO

Sergey Khandozhko $8,800 vs Rostem Akman $7,400
Cash- Khandozhko is playable.
Preferred play is Khandozhko. Khandozhko is a very solid grappler & nice ground and pound. He throws jab, left hook combinations. He has very nice spinning back kicks to the head and body. Akman is making his UFC debut. He throws nice leg kicks & has a nice one-two. He throws a left, right hook combination.
Pick- Sergey Khandozhko via 1st round KO

Sung Bin Jo $8,800 vs Daniel Teymur $7,400
Cash- Bin Jo is playable.
Preferred play is Bin Jo. Bin Jo is making his UFC debut. Bin Jo is a very good athlete & very solid striker. He throws a very nice jab & left hook. He has fast hands & will go for the finish. He has awesome cardio. He is a solid grappler. He likes to throw uppercuts in the clinch. Teymur is an explosive fighter and starts fast. He throws a nice overhand right that has power. He throws nasty uppercuts & a nice left hook uppercut combination.
Pick- Sung Bin Jo 2nd round TKO

Damir Hadzovic $9,100 vs Christos Giagos $7,100
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Hadzovic. Hadzovic throws a nasty left hook & a nice one-two. He has a fast jab & throws front & round kicks to the body. He is not a grappler, but has very nice ground and pound. Giagos is a solid boxer & has nice one-twos. He throws a nasty left hook, straight- right hand combination. He has power and can KO his opponents.
Pick- Damir Hadzovic via 3rd KO

Chris Fishgold $8,300 vs Makwan Amirkhani $7,900
Cash- Fishgold is playable.
Preferred play is Fishgold. Fishgold is a grappler & very athletic. He throws a nice jab & straight- right hand. He has a good right , left hook combination. He has nice uppercuts & leg kicks when he throws them. Amirkhani is returning from a long layoff. He throws a jab, left straight combination. He throws front kicks to the body & will throw flying knees. He is a solid wrestler has very good top control and is very heavy. He will throw elbows from the guard. Very active fighter off his back.
Pick- Chris Fishgold via Unanimous Decision

Aleksander Rakic $8,900 vs Jimi Manuwa $7,300
Cash- Rakic is playable.
Preferred play is Rakic. Rakic has a nice jab & leg kicks. He throws a nice left hook & nice straight- right hand. He has a nice one-two & overhand right. He throws very heavy leg kicks. He is very athletic and his grappling is much improved. He has a solid takedown by way of body lock. Manuwa has a nice double jab & knee to the body. He has a very nice jab & straight- right hand. He has knockout out power. He is not a grappler. He is very strong in the clinch.
Pick- Aleksander Rakic via 2nd round KO

Volkan Oezdemir $8,400 vs llir Latifi $7,800
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Oezdemir. Oezdemir is a powerful kick boxer. He has power in his hooks. He throws left hook , straight- right combination. He has very heavy leg kicks & nice body kicks. He is not a grappler. Latifi has one punch knockout power & explosive wrestler. He has a very nasty and powerful overhand right. He has powerful body kicks.
Pick- Volkan Oezdemir via Unanimous Decision

Alexander Gustafsson $9,300 vs Anthony Smith $6,900
Cash- fight is stackable.
preferred play is Gustafsson. Gustafsson has very fast hands. He throws spinning back.
elbows & straight- right hand combinations. He has nasty one-twos & a powerful jab. He
is very good in the clinch landing knees and elbows. He has a very nice left hook. Smith
has very nice one-twos & straight- right that has power. He has nice hard body kicks &
low kicks. He is very dangerous in the clinch. He has very nasty knees to the head & body. He is an ok grappler. He has nasty elbows in the clinch. He has very nice power. He can take big shots.
Pick- Aleksander Gustafsson via 4th round Ko

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