RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 242
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 242

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

UFC fans will be graced with a rare afternoon pay-per-view Saturday, where Khabib Nurmagomedov will look to make his first title defense in Abu Dhabi against a red-hot Dustin Poirier. 

As a reminder, these are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's 242 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

JONJAKERICHARD
Khabib Nurmagomedov (-450) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+360)

Lightweight

Championship

KhabibKhabibKhabib

Edson Barboza (-150)  vs.

Paul Felder (+130)

Lightweight

BarbozaBarbozaBarboza

Islam Makhachev (-320) vs.

Davi Ramos (+260)

Lightweight

MakhachevMakhachevMakhachev

Curtis Blaydes (-485) vs.

Shamil Abdurakhimov (+385)

Heavyweight

BlaydesBlaydesBlaydes

Diego Ferreira (+210) vs.

Mairbek Taisumov (-250)

Lightweight

FerreiraFerreiraTaisumov
UFC 242 RECORD 4-14-13-2
2019 RECORD 29-1428-1523-20
2019 PERCENTAGE .674.651.535
ALL-TIME  124-76126-7499-72
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .620.630.579

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

CHRIS OLSON

JOE SUNTZU

SHAUN TheDFSniper

Khabib Nurmagomedov (-450) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+360)

Lightweight

Championship

Khabib

Khabib

Khabib

Edson Barboza (-150)  vs.

Paul Felder (+130)

Lightweight

Felder

Barboza

Barboza

Islam Makhachev (-320) vs.

Davi Ramos (+260)

Lightweight

Makhachev

Makhachev

Makhachev

Curtis Blaydes (-485) vs.

Shamil Abdurakhimov (+385)

Heavyweight

Blaydes

Blaydes

Blaydes

Diego Ferreira (+210) vs.

Mairbek Taisumov (-250)

Lightweight

Taisumov

Taisumov

Taisumov

UFC 242 RECORD 4-13-23-2
2019 RECORD 25-1828-1527-16
2019 PERCENTAGE .581.651.628
ALL-TIME 76-6455-3457-32
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .543.618.640

THE TEAM

Jon Litterine: RotoWire lead MMA beat writer and scribe for our weekly DrafKings preview. Lead analyst on the RotoWire MMA Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JonLitterine.

Jake Letarski: RotoWire.com Operations Manager, plus MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @RotoJake.

Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. For RotoWire, he contributes as a fight recap writer and handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, and MMA fight recaps. Follow him on Twitter at @RealChrisOlson.

Joe "SunTszu": Known more commonly by his Twitter handle @SunTszu, Joe is a Hedge Fund Executive by day and high-volume DFS player by night. He is a 2x "Bracket Challenge" & "Gotham qualifier, who is currently ranked 4th in DFS MMA. You can also find him as one of the original contributors of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He is also a co-creator of the "Creating Alpha in DFS" podcast.

@theDFSniper: @theDFSniper is the host and lead instigator of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He also appears on the LoudMouth MMA podcast and contributes soccer content to DFS Army.

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