UFC ON ESPN 2
MARCH 28TH 2019
BY MARK STINE (DFSBEERPACK)
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Hello MMA fans! This weekend we have 13 fights from Philadelphia. The main GPP is a $15 buy-in 30K to 1st with a total of 150K being paid out! Let’s dig in!
Alex Perez $9,200 vs Mark De La Rosa $7,000
Cash- Perez is playable
Preferred play is Perez. Perez is a solid grappler. He likes the clinch where he will throw nasty uppercuts and knees. De La Rosa is a very physical fighter, but I’m not sure he can muscle Perez.
Pick- Alex Perez via 2nd round TKO
Sabina Mazo $8,800 vs Maryna Moroz $7,400
Cash- Avoid (I feel you can fade this fight)
Preferred play is Mazo. Mazo is a strong clinch fighter she throws knees and elbows. Moroz she throws leg kicks and front kicks to the body and round kicks to the head. Only thing not much lands.
Pick- Sabina Mazo via Unanimous Decision
Ray Borg $9,400 vs Casey Kennedy $6,800
Preferred play is Borg. Borg hasn’t fought since his title loss in 2017.Then had fights canceled due to his son’s sickness. He is very motivated for his come back. Borg is a very explosive fighter and elite wrestling. Kennedy is a solid fighter with good striking.
Pick- Ray Borg via 3rd round Submission
Kevin Holland $8,900 vs Gerald Meerschaert $7,300
Cash- Holland is playable in all formats
Preferred play is Holland. Holland is a dynamic striker has a nice jab and a straight – right hand.
Meerschaert is a good grappler and has had a lot of Submissions.
Pick- Kevin Holland via 2nd round KO
Enrique Barzola $8,200 VS Kevin Aguilar $8,000
Cash- Aguilar is playable
Preferred play Aguilar. Barzola is a great grappler and very explosive wrestler. Aguilar is a brawler with big power in his right hand, and a very nasty hook.
Pick- Kevin Aguilar via Split Decision
Desmond Green $9,300 vs Ross Pearson $6,900
Preferred play is Green . Green is an All-American wrestler, and very explosive. He has takedowns upside very fast and a well- rounded fighter. Pearson is a counter boxer with good jab and nice head movement.
Pick- Desmond Green via Unanimous Decision
Marina Rodriguez $9,100 vs Jessica Aguilar $7,100
Cash- Rodriguez is playable
Preferred play is Rodriguez. Rodriguez is great in the clinch lands nasty knees to head and body. Aguilar is a grinder she will have a grappling game.
Pick- Marina Rodriguez via 2nd round TKO
Sodiq Yusuff $8,700 vs Sheymon Moraes $7,500
Cash- Yusuff is Playable (one of my favorite fights)
Preferred play is Yusuff. Yusuff is very explosive and his speed is crazy. He has a heavy overhand right with a nice jab and nasty one-two. Moraes is a power striker with knockout power.
Pick- Sodiq Yusuff via 2nd round TKO
Kennedy Nzechukwu $9,000 vs Paul Craig $7,200
Cash- Nzechukwu is playable (I love this fight)
Preferred play is Nzechukwu. Nzechukwu has good hand Speed and a fast one-two. Craig is a Submission specialist. He has 7 Submission in 8 wins. If making 15 lineups I would probably go 11 Kennedy 4 Craig.
Pick- Kennedy Nzchukwu via 1st round KO
Karolina Kowalkiewicz $8,600 vs Michelle Waterson $7 600
Cash- Waterson is playable. Take shots on both sides.
Preferred play is Waterson. Waterson (underdog play) is a solid grappler with good takedowns. Kowalkiewicz is excellent inside fighter and nasty in Clinch. She has great knees and elbows. Low scoring with no finish.
Pick- Michelle Waterson via Split Decision
Michael Johnson $8,400 vs Josh Emmett $7,800
Cash- Johnson is playable.
Preferred play is Johnson. Johnson has a nice straight- left hand and good one-two. Has nice speed and power. Emmett is a very physical fighter. He has good cardio and pushes fight at the end. He has also has a over a year layoff hard to trust him.
Pick- Michael Johnson via Unanimous Decision
Jack Hermansson $8,300 vs David Branch $7,900
Cash- Hermansson is playable.
Preferred play is Hermansson. Hermansson is a strong grappler and a nasty top game. He has very nasty ground and pound. He has 11 KO/TKO’s and only been finished once by Thiago Santos. Branch is a good grappler and strong in the clinch.
Pick- Jack Hermansson via 2nd round Submission
Edson Barboz $8,500 vs Justin Gaethje $7,700
Cash- Gaethje is playable (This is My favorite fight)
Preferred play is Gaethje. Gaethje is a brawler! He comes forward and doesn’t back up. He is very nasty in the clinch with right hooks and uppercuts. Barboz is a very dangerous striker. He has a nice one-two and a very nasty hook.
Pick- Justin Gaethje via 3rd round KO
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps with your lineup building. Good luck! Let’s TAKEDOWN that GPP!
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