UFC Fight Night:Cannonier vs. Gastelum

Palatnikov +125 (7700) vs. Barhimaj -150 (8500)

Matt’s Pick: Brahimaj by Deciscion

Corey’s Pick: Palatnikov by Decision

Draft Kings: both playing our pick on a couple of cards. Not extremely confident either way.

Roberts -150 (8400) vs. Bahamondes +125 (7800)

Matt’s Pick: Bahamondes by Decision

Corey’s Pick: Bahamondes by Decision

Draft Kings: Not a bad play at 7800. Has great volume scores in his competitive fights.

Knight -170 (9400) vs. Cherant +145 (6800)

Matt’s Pick: Knight by Deciscion

Corey’s Pick: Knight by Decision

Draft Kings: Knight is too expensive. Will be sprinkling in Cherant he is a live dog to get a finish.

Malecki -150 (8600) vs. Nunes +125 (7600)

Matt’s Pick: Malecki by Decision

Corey’s Pick: Malecki by Decision

Draft Kings: Some Malecki at 8600 scores decently well. Will play some cards with her.

Kelleher -175 (9000) vs. Pilarte +150 (7200)

Matt’s Pick: Kelleher by RD 2 TKO

Corey’s Pick: Kelleher by RD 2 Submission

Bet: Kelleher is our bet of the night at -175. Will also be looking at Kelleher inside the distance +110

Draft Kings: If you can afford him at 9000 he will score. Very safe play for the 9K fighters.

Lingo +100 (7900) vs. Saldana -120 (8300)

Matt’s Pick: Saldana by Decision

Corey’s Pick: Lingo by Deciscion

Draft Kings: Tought to play Saldana but if you agree on Lingo winning he isn’t a bad play at 7900

Pantoja -170 (8900) vs Royval +145 (7300)

Matt’s Pick: Pantoja by Decision

Corey’s Pick: Pantoja by Deciscion

Draft Kings: Playing Pantoja expecting an exciting high pace battle. Will be playing a little Royval because he is live for a sub.

Bet: We like Pantoja -170

Pichel -125 (8200) vs Hubbard +105 (8000)

Matt’s Pick: Pichel by Decision

Corey’s Pick: Pichel by Decision

Draft Kings: Pichel at 8200 is a great play.

Bet: Pichel -125. This guy doesn’t get the respect he deserves in his fights.

Jones (8800) -145 vs. Kakhramonov (7400) +125

Matt’s Pick: Kakhramonov by Decision. (Hoping wrestling makes the difference)

Corey’s Pick: Kakhramonov by RD 2 KO. (Jones has a tendency to get hit)

Draft Kings: Love Kakhramonov at 7400 should be able to score with takedowns and ground and pound if he wins. Throws heavy hands on the feet. Will have at least 1 Jones incase he catches him with the counter right.

Bet: No bet just great value on draft kings.

Porter +165 (7000) vs. Sherman -195 (9200)

Matt’s Pick: Sherman by RD 1 KO (Low confidence fight could get either way but expect a KO)

Corey’s Pick: Sherman by RD 2 KO (Don’t love it)

Bet: Fight doesn’t go the distance -200

Draft Kings: Porter is the better value at 7000. Have to play the fight with some of the best odds to finish.

Guida +135 (7100) vs. Madsen -160 (9100)

Matt’s Pick: Madsen by Deciscion

Corey’s Pick: Madsen by Decision

Draft Kings: We like Madsen at 9100 even though it’s a decision pick. had 8 takedowns in his last fight. Guida will get up so expect plenty of opportunities to score. If you think Guida steals the deciscion a good play at 7100.

Cannonier -135 (8600) vs. Gastelum +115 (7500)

Cannonier is the bigger more powerful striker who has spent part of his career at heavyweight and light heavyweight. Looks shredded at middleweight. Cannonier’s game relies on powerful kickboxing. Powerful kicks and deadly overhand right. With that being said, Gastelum has never been TKO or KO in his UFC career. Gastelum has moved up to middleweight because of weight cutting issues and is undersized for the division. Even with the size discrepancy we like the style matchup for Gastelum. We think Gastelum will be the faster fighter of the two with a better gas tank and wrestling in his back pocket if needed. We feel the first 2 rounds will be super competitive and Gastelum could lose these but if he survives we love his chances in taking over the fight in the championship rounds.

Matt’s Pick: Gastelum by Decision

Corey’s Pick: Gastelum by Decision

Draft Kings: Must play fight on this card. 7500 fighter in a 5 round fight will make value. Cannonier path to victory is an early KO so you should play a few just incase he gets it done.

Bet: Like the value here on Gastelum as the underdog.