DraftKings MMA, UFC DFS Lineup Picks – UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot

It has been a wild month of June and it is time to relax a bit. That is most likely what Dana thought throwing UFC Vegas 57 ultimately of this month’s schedule after the promo visited Singapore a few dates in the past and Austin, TX final weekend. Do not get fooled, although, as this occasion will happen within the UFC Apex however the subsequent one–oh, boy, the following one. Let’s not get forward of ourselves–even if it is exhausting to not sit up for that Adesanya vs. Cannonier war–and begin at first.

This weekend’s Vegas Occasion, the 57th of them, has a few bona fide studs dealing with one another for a leap up the light-weight division ladder: Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot, each of whom have put collectively 5 and three Ws respectively whereas career-dropping only one battle. Not sufficient, you say? That is why we will even get to benefit from the likes of Neil Magny, Josh Parisian, or returning phenom Umar Nurmagomedov. Not unhealthy for a UFC 276 warm-up, is it?

On this article, I will likely be offering you with my fantasy MMA lineup picks for UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 06/25/22. Give me a observe on Twitter @chapulana. Good luck!

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Arman Tsarukyan, $9100 – vs. Mateusz Gamrot

If this battle would not have you ever excited, then I do not even know what does. Tsarukyan is getting into the octagon this weekend having a career-wise 5-1 report to his identify preventing underneath Dana’s promo. Gamrot is 3-1 himself, all of these wins happening final 12 months solely. The 2 males have completed their final two and three opponents respectively early (Tsarukyan with two KOs, Gamrot with two KOs and a submission). Their solely losses, one for every, noticed them each go the gap (quarter-hour) and in each circumstances occurred of their UFC-debut fights. Lengthy gone are these.

None of those two have put up legit hanging numbers at any level on a per-minute foundation, however that is most likely extra as a result of they’re so dominant at different issues on prime of that that they do not even must hit foes that a lot. You may mission a ceiling of round 150 SSA and 40 SSL subsequent Saturday whoever you choose, however the mojo is to be discovered within the takedown division. Arman has gone for 43 (!) takedowns in his six fights whereas touchdown 16 of them, however he has but to get that W by way of sub. Gamrot is 12-of-30 himself in simply 4 fights and has one submission victory. It is a true headache arising with a favourite for this one, truthfully, however I suppose I might facet with the youthful Tsarukyan right here due to the marginally greater strike numbers and the ridiculous takedown quantity/chasing.

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Neil Magny, $6900 – vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

Not probably the most contrasting battle when it comes to expertise we have ever seen within the UFC, however certainly certainly one of a form. Magny’s preventing within the U for the twenty seventh time this weekend after beginning doing all of it the best way again in Feb. 2013. Shavkat, alternatively, simply has three fights contained in the Octagon one every in 2020, 2021, and 2022. With Magny about to show 35 years previous subsequent August, he is attempting to squeeze the final drops of power he has left after having missed on preventing for a belt all through his complete profession. He is 5-1 in his six final fights (beginning in Mar. 2020) so there may be nonetheless an opportunity he pulls the feat off.

Shavkat continues to be on the best facet of 30 and he is been a freaking twister since getting into the UFC circuit: eighteen months, three fights, three victories. These are the numbers. Shavkat submitted his first two foes in not more than 7:10 minutes every and KO’d his final opponent final February in simply 4:10 of preventing time. All he is wanted to prepare dinner himself that 3-0 report is touchdown 47 strikes and two takedowns (on six makes an attempt). Magny is a grizzled veteran although with monster grappling chops, too. He is 12-of-29 on takedowns in that late six-fight span whereas additionally averaging extra SSA and SSL per minute–while additionally dragging fights to the ultimate bell. It is Magny for me as a much less risky, growth/bust kind of fighter so long as he stays alive previous the primary spherical.

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Josh Parisian, $7800 – vs. Alan Baudot

This battle hella sucks. Parisian is a 1-2 fighter and Baudot is an even-worse 0-3 contestant. What the hell is that this factor!? Whereas Parisian has proven some willingness to tug off a takedown right here or there, he has solely landed one of many 9 he is tried (he went 1-of-7 in a single battle alone… thoughts you). Baudot has but to bend his again attempting to convey somebody down in three fights and counting.

In fact, these two are heavyweights so it is not that we will ask for shiny flashes exterior of arena-rocking punches, however too unhealthy for these two they’ve been on the flawed finish of these hits extra typically than not–in the UFC, at the very least. Baudot has been moderately mediocre when it comes to quantity solely reaching 100+ complete SSL as soon as and averaging 9.6 SSA per minute. Parisian has a mean of 9.0 SSA/min and will solely go 10-of-16 SSL over 13:26 minutes of preventing his final day trip. A minimum of he tried 160 and 226 strikes in his first two fights touchdown half of them. That is all I’ve (together with the only takedown in his resume, I suppose) to again up my choose of Parisian. Hate each fighters and having to make a choose, however when you’re pressured into selecting one, I might say go together with Josh P.

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Christos Giagos, $7200 – vs. Thiago Moises

Giagos missed greater than three years of UFC fight-time between 2015 and 2018 however since returning in September of that latter 12 months he is 4-3 total and 2-1 since Dec. 2020. Moises has been doing it within the UFC for 3 years and a half with out ever stopping and is 4-4 carrying a two-fight shedding streak getting into Saturday’s occasion. He is been moderately energetic, although, with 5 fights prior to now 24 months. This isn’t a high-stakes, top-tier battle, however at the very least it’s going to showcase a pair of very contrasting fighters going towards one another.

Giagos has gone for 48 takedowns in his previous six bouts touchdown 21 of these. Meaning he is practically been able to touchdown half of his makes an attempt, and in reality, he has at the very least 2 TDs in all 5 fights wherein he is gone from at the very least one (he is at all times gone for five+ although). Moises, alternatively, is simply 3-of-6 in his final 5 bouts (higher share however on a waaaaaaay decrease quantity, killing his upside a bit). Each fighters misplaced by way of KO the final time we noticed them (Giagos final September, Moises final November), however these have been their solely such losses. Giagos has additionally a barely higher stat line in strikes landed and tried per minute, giving him the sting on each the hitting and grappling fronts. There’s a nice probability we see both a submission or a full-time choose’s choice. Anyway, Giagos must be the theoretical fantasy choose right here.

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Umar Nurmagomedov, $9500 – vs. Nate Maness

Alright, so, how am I supposed to choose one fighter right here? These two males are a mixed 5-0 within the UFC, have each landed at the very least one takedown in all of these fights, solely have one win by way of choice in comparison with three by way of submission and one by way of KO, and, properly, they’ve but to fulfill defeat as if that wasn’t already apparent. Nate Maness went from profitable in a 15-minute choice to a second-round submission to a 2:10 KO victory of late. Umar Nurmagomedov completed his debut foe in 8:39 by way of submission nevertheless it solely took 3:15 to take care of his second opponent. Lord, have mercy for individuals who undergo these two.

The issue, you understand, is that these two are dealing with one another this weekend. Desire a silly quantity? Umar has already racked up extra DKFP in his two fights than different 407 fighters with at the very least three fights have gone on to attain of their careers. Maness three-of-four takedowns in three fights should not historic per se, however moderately spectacular certainly. My downside with Maness is that the lone time we watched him battle a full three-round bout he flopped and will solely get 45.5 DKFP even profitable that battle (21-of-50 hanging, 1-for-1 on takedowns). Nurmagomedov would have crushed that rating in his debut (25-of-41 hanging, 5-of-11 on takedowns) even eradicating the early-finish bonus factors and having fought 6:20 fewer minutes than Maness did. That is an enormous distinction and the principle cause why I am selecting Umar this weekend.

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