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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps with your lineup building! Let’s TAKEDOWN that 100K! Good luck!
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