MMA Takedown
March 7, 2019
By Mark Stine

 

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Hello MMA fans! We have 13 fights this weekend in Wichita! The main GPP is a $15 buy-in and $25k to 1st with total of $100k being paid out. So let’s dig in.

Alex White $8,600 vs Dan Moret $7,600
Cash- White is playable.
Preferred play is White in all formats.
I have no interest in Moret.
Pick- Alex White via 1st round KO.

Alex Morono $9,100 vs Zak Ottow $7,100
Cash- Avoid.
Preferred play is Morono but I feel you can fade this fight.
Pick- Alex Morono via Unanimous Decision.

Louis Smolka $8,300 vs Matt Schnell $7,900
Cash- Smolka is playable.
Preferred play is Smolka, But if making 20 plus lineups l would take a few shots on Schnell.
Pick- Louis Smolka via 2nd round Submission.

Maurice Greene $6,900 vs Jeff Hughes $9,300
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Hughes. I feel this could be a fight to fade.
Pick- Jeff Hughes via Unanimous Decision.

Grant Dawson $8,700 vs Julian Erosa $7,500
Cash- Dawson is playable.
Preferred play is Dawson, but I would take shots on both sides if making 20 plus lineups .
Pick- Grant Dawson via 2nd round Submission.

Yana Kunitskaya $8,900 vs Marion Reneau $7,300
Cash- Yana is playable.
Preferred play is Yana she has grappling upside. I expect her to land multiple takedowns.
Pick- Yana Kunitskaya via Unanimous Decision.

Anthony Rocco Martin $9,200 vs Sergio Moraes $7,000
Cash- Martin is better cash for price tag.
Preferred play is Moraes in GPP has good upside for price.
Pick- Anthony Rocco Martin via Unanimous Decision

Omari Akhmedov $8,500 vs Tim Boetsch $7,700
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Omari, but I think you could fade this fight.
If making 20 plus lineups I would take a few shots on both fighters leaning more towards Omari.
Pick- Omari Akhmedov via 2nd round TKO.

Beneil Dariush $9,000 vs Drew Dober $ 7,200
Cash- Dariush is playable in al formats.
Preferred play Dariush the one worry is his chin though! But I think it holds up.
Pick- Beneil Dariush via 2nd round Submission.

Blagoy Ivanov $8,400 vs Ben Rothwell $ 7,800
Cash- Avoid
Preferred play is Rothwell he is the underdog and I think he has a good shot at the win. I think you can take shots on both Sides.
Pick- Ben Rothwell via 3rd Submission.

Tim Means $8,800 vs Niko Price $7,400
Cash- Means is playable.
Preferred play is Means I really like this fight. I like Price in GPP only, Means in all formats.
Pick- Tim Means via 2nd round KO.

Curtis Millender $8,200 vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos $8,000
Cash- dos Santos is playable.
Preferred play is dos Santos, but I think you should have both sides of this one. Somebody is getting knocked out. I feel like dos Santos gets it done. I like this fight.
Pick- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vis 1st round KO

Junior Dos Santos $9,400 vs Derrick Lewis $6,800
Cash- Dos Santos is playable.
Preferred play is Dos Santos, but I think you should have both sides if targeting this fight. I almost want to fade this fight because I feel like it will be 60% plus owned in GPPs.
Pick- Junior Dos Santos via Unanimous Decision.

Thanks everyone for reading! I hope this Takedown helps with your lineup building! Good luck this weekend! let’s go!

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