UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson II goes down this Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. We already released our free betting tip for the event and we plan to release at least one more bet to our CapperTek subscribers tomorrow night. We’ll be looking to start off September with a bang after losing a bit in a relatively light month of UFC action in August. This post will be focused on our fantasy lineup for Draft Kings this Saturday night! Remember, if you haven’t signed up for Draft Kings yet, we do offer 30 days of free betting tips to those who sign up and deposit via one of our links!
Demetrious Johnson ($11,400) – You can’t not pick the most proven commodity on the card. Chances are his fight with John Dodson goes to decision like the first one did, but these flyweights throw a ridiculous volume of strikes and Johnson should be able to rack up a ton of points even going to decision. We will be very confident of 75+ points from picking him here.
Anthony Johnson ($11,500) – In a straight betting scenario, the price of 1.20 (-500) on Johnson doesn’t really make sense. From a fantasy perspective when he is only $1,500 above average, it’s impossible to avoid. Johnson has power for days, especially since moving up to the light heavyweight division and his opponent Jimi Manuwa better approach this fight very carefully if he doesn’t want to be sleeping on the canvas early in the first round. We think the likelihood of Johnson earning a R1 TKO are much better than not which is why having him on the fantasy team is a no brainer.
Alex Chambers ($7,100) – We really needed someone cheap here and while there is a chance Chambers gets starched in the first round by Paige VanZant, there is also a chance the fight goes all 3 rounds and Chambers is able to get us 10-15 points. For $7,100, we think it’s worth the risk since we can stack the rest of our team.
Joe Riggs ($9,500) – Riggs may fall apart again in this fight (literally like he did vs Ben Saunders. We think his fight vs Ron Stallings is pretty close to a coin flip and again we need a bit of salary relief and his $9,500 does the trick. Riggs may win or lose in basically any way possible as he has shown he can do throughout his career. Ideally, his savvy veteranness allows him to pick up a sub or TKO early.
Nazareno Malegarie ($10,200) – We admittedly don’t know a ton about Malegarie, but 25 of his 28 wins have been by submission and he does have some experience fighting for Bellator. Saturday will be his debut against fellow lightweight Joaquim Silva. Silva has finished all of his 7 career wins and has never lost so this Draft Kings pick could be a bit risky, but we’ll have to see how it plays out!