DFS - UFC - DraftKings - UFC Fight Night 174 - 7/25/20
Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Yas Island Beach)
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The UFC continues the action at “Fight Island” tonight as we have UFC Fight Night 174!
Let’s take a look at our DraftKings lineup for UFC Fight Night 174 which starts at 5:00pm.
Kicking off our lineup, we’re going to pay up for Khamzat Chimaev who absolutely dismantled John Phillips in his UFC debut just 10 days ago. Chimaev was one of the top prospects in the Welterweight division coming into that Phillips fight and he didn’t disappointment as he dominated from start and was able to get a submission early in the 2nd round. Chimaev is up agianst Rhys McKee tonight who I just don’t see being able to put up much of a fight and although we’re paying up for it, I think it will still be worth it as Chimaev scores a first-round victory tonight.
We’re also going to pay up for both Tom Aspinall & Tanner Boser.
Aspinall is a decent favorite agianst Jake Collier and comes into his UFC debut with a 7-2 professional record in which all his wins have come by KO or Submission. I think Aspinall has the advantage on the ground in this one and I think he can come out of the gates fast and get us a quick KO/Submission.
Boser, similar to Chimaev, is recently coming off an impressive KO performance agianst Philipe Lins. Boser should have a huge advantage in terms of leg kicks and as he did show is power agianst Lins, I think he’ll be able to take care of business against Raphael Pessoal who hasn’t been overly impressive in his UFC career.
We are going to roll the dice a bit with Gadzhimurad Antigulov in the mid-$8,000 range.
Antigulov is a slight underdog, but I like him in his fight against Paul Craig. Antigulov is as aggressive as they come which is always nice to have in these DFS contests and has been great in piling up victories by submission. Antigulov hasn’t looked great recently, but I’m not overly solid on Craig and I’m going that he gets an early submission in this one.
We need value the rest of the way and we’re going to go with Rogerio Nogueira & Mike Grundy.
Nogueira is going to retire after this fight, and I just think he has too much value at this price agianst another washed up fighter in Mauricio Rua. Nogueira could easily lose this fight but he still has plenty of power to hurt Rua and I’m going with the narrative that he finished his storied career with a bang.
Gundy has a tough match-up against a talented Movsar Evloev, however, Grundy is a talented prospect himself and I think there is some value with taking him at this price.
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