UFC Fight Night 146 DFS: Best DraftKings daily fantasy MMA picks for Dos Santos vs. Lewis
UFC Fight Night 146 takes place in Wichita on Saturday, with Junior Dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis headlining the main card. Dos Santos has won three of his last four fights, while Lewis is coming off a title fight submission loss against Daniel Cormier. The co-main event features welterweight Curtis Millender facing Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. Both fighters enter Saturday’s tilt full of confidence. Millender has won each of his past nine fights, while Zaleski dos Santos is looking for his seventh straight victory. Before you set your UFC DFS lineups on sites like DraftKings, be sure to see the UFC Fight Night 146 DFS picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a predictive data engineer and a DFS professional with almost $2 million in career winnings. He has crushed his DFS selections in multiple sports recently, including producing multiple tournament rosters that have cashed huge in NFL, NBA, golf, NASCAR and NHL in the past year.
At UFC 235, McClure was all over Ben Askrin in his welterweight fight against Robbie Lawler. The result: Askrin won by submission in the first-round, and anybody who had him on their roster was well on the way to a profitable day. In fact, all six of the fighters he rostered at UFC 235 won, paying out 10x in DraftKings tournaments.
For UFC Fight Night 146, we can tell you McClure loves Junior Dos Santos at $9,400 on DraftKings as he puts his 20-5 record on the line against Derrick Lewis (21-6) in the heavyweight main event.
Dos Santos is a devastating striker with 70 percent of his victories being decided by KO/TKO. His opponent, Lewis, has gone down by way of knockout three times in his career, so there’s major potential for Dos Santos to score a valuable KO at UFC Fight Night 146, boosting your MMA DFS point totals.
McClure’s optimal MMA DFS strategy also involves rostering Grant Dawson ($8,700) in his featherweight bout with Julian Erosa during Saturday’s prelims.
Dawson enters Saturday’s fight full of confidence. In fact, he has won 12 of his 13 bouts, scoring KO victories in three of his past six fights. Dawson, who’s also known as “KGD,” has a distinct advantage over his opponent, Julian “Juicy J” Erosa, who’s been TKO’d in the first round in two of his past five fights.
McClure is also targeting a value fighter who is a must-play because his fight is a huge mismatch. This pick could be the difference between cashing huge in DFS or going home with nothing.
So what’s the optimal DraftKings lineup for UFC Fight Night 146 in Wichita? And which fighter is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to get the optimal MMA DFS lineup for UFC Fight Night 146, all from a man who’s made almost $2 million in daily Fantasy sports.