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DFS Lineup advice for UFC Vegas 10 and MMA $200k Uppercut Special tonight

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UFC Fight Night has a 12-fight card starting at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+ tonight. We’ve got picks and lineup strategy to help you in the $200k Special.

Opponents Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Tonight’s UFC card has plenty of ways to get down action, but if you can figure out who is going to win, and how, you’ll be a big winner in DraftKings MMA $200k Uppercut Special, where $50,000 is guaranteed for first place with just a $10 entry.

Each fighter has an assigned salary, and your roster will have six fighters can’t exceed the salary cap of $50,000. With a premium on stopping your opponent early, picking some strikers that can end things in one round or less is the goal to get to the top of the heap/

Here’s how the scoring works, and notice how heavily it leans towards winning big and early:


Significant Strikes: +0.5 Pts
Advance: +3 Pts
Takedown: +5 Pts
Reversal/Sweep: +5 Pts
Knockdown: +10 Pts

Fight Conclusion Bonuses

1st Round Win: +90 Pts
2nd Round Win: +70 Pts
3rd Round Win: +45 Pts
4th Round Win: +40 Pts
5th Round Win: +40 Pts
Decision Win: +30 Pts

So here are our best bets for UFC Vegas 10 MMA DFS tonight at DraftKings:

Bryan Barberena: $9,000

You’ll need to save the cap dollars from somewhere else, but Barbarena overwhelms statistically, and is a -286 favorite on the money line. He’s averaged 117 DFS points in his last two wins, and as a big favorite to get a third he’ll likely end up with triple digits for this one. Plenty of value in his activity before a potential finish as well.

Jalin Turner: $6,800

And here’s where we save that salary. Turner’s opponent Brok Weaver is undervalued too as his price was set when he was facing Frank Camacho. But Turner can extend this fight to the limit and has shown big activity when competing in the UFC so far. At this price, he’ll have value if he can go the distance, which looks very possible against a fighter that has shown little finishing ability.

Alexandr Romanov: $8,400/Roosevelt Roberts: $8,400

Two guys that had their price set based on an opponent they’re no longer fighting. Probably a good idea to have at least one and likely both on your roster as for $67 salary cap dollars above par value, they’ll be in line for first round finishes in both cases. Just a glitch in the DFS matrix here you’ll want to take advantage of.