UFC on ESPN 2
Mike Alexander breaks down each fight on Saturday's UFC card and gives you his example lineups for DraftKings DFS MMA slate.
This UFC On ESPN 2 card may not have a ton of star power, but it’s chocked full of solid fights. The main event is a sneaky good matchup, too.
Case for Barboza: Barboza is a lethal striker. He's taken out some of the divisions best. His latest losses have been to wrestlers, which won't come into play in this fight. Leg kicks are his strike du jour.
Case for Gaethje: Only two men have had the firepower to put Gaethje out: Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez. Both of who are badasses. Gaethje is a purveyor of violence with 16 of 19 wins coming via KO.
The play: You should probably have a strong stomach to watch this one. Both men are capable of both dishing and absorbing substantial amounts of punishment. It’s going to be a great fight. I don’t see an early finish coming as Gaethje will have to weather Barboza’s early onslaught. It’s definitely stackable for volume and uncertain outcome. Give me the lower priced guy in Gaethje.
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