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UFC Fight Night Picks

UFC Fight Night Picks
Bettors will be firing away their UFC Fight Night Picks this Saturday when Darren Till meets Robert Whittaker from Fahad Tamimi UFC Fight Island. (Getty Images)

UFC boss Dana White has decided to go out with a bang on UFC Fight Island and bettors will have plenty of UFC Fight Night Picks to make.

After spending the last few weeks off the coast of Abu Dhabi, the UFC will leave Fight Island following Saturday’s festivities. There are a total of 15 fights on the card with seven of those being part of the main card instead of the usual five.

Robert Whittaker will take on Darren Till in the headline fight, and there are plenty of recognizable names and faces on this card.

This event will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Plus with the preliminary fights starting at 5:00 p.m. ET and the main card kicking off at 8:00 p.m. ET.



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UFC Betting Resources

  • Event: UFC on ESPN 14
  • Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
  • Time: 6:05 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN+, ESPN
  • Expected Fights: 15
  • Odds: Money-Line, Totals, Props
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Main Event Breakdown – UFC Fight Night

Whittaker made slight favorite

As the former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker is a slight favorite coming into his clash with Darren Till.

Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero twice to first claim and then defend the belt before losing to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243, but he had not lost a fight in over six years prior to that defeat.

He has been one of the top middleweight fighters in his class since moving up to the division in November 2014. He’s also 8-1 as a middleweight with three Fight of the Night and two Performance of the Night accolades.

Till keeps moving up in divisions

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UFC Fight Night
The UFC Apex will host another solid card and bettors will have plenty of UFC Fight Night Picks to make on Saturday.

UFC Fight Night picks are up as more events are taking place in Las Vegas. It starts with UFC Fight Night 172: Eye vs. Calvillo this Saturday. This event will be broadcast on ESPN Plus with the main card starting at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 13.

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Betting Resources – UFC Fight Night

  • Event: UFC Fight Night
  • Dates: Saturday, June 13, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN+, ESPN, ESPN PPV
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. ET to 1:00 a.m. ET
  • Fights: 11
  • Odds: Money-Line, Totals, Props
  • Venue: UFC Apex
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Toss-Up in the Main Event

UFC Fight Night Favorite at MGM UFC Fight Night Underdog at MGM
Jessica Eye Cynthia Calvillo

Coming into this fight, Jessica Eye is the No. 1 contender in the Women’s Flyweight division. Eye is 15-7 with 11 of her wins coming by decision during her MMA career, and she has won four of her last five fights. However, she has not exactly been dominant as all four victories came by decision. Her wins over Katlyn Chookagian and Kalindra Faria were split decision victories. In her last fight, Eye showed up five pounds overweight, so that’s something to watch on Friday.

Cynthia Calvillo is ranked 10th in the Women’s Strawweight division, but she is only a slight underdog because that weight class is loaded with talent.  Calvillo is 8-1-1 in her career, and her lone loss came against No. 7 Carla Esparza back in December 2017. She has missed weight in two of her last three fights, and she drew Marina Rodriguez the last time she entered the ring six months ago. Calvillo is a little more well-rounded in her skill-set than her counterpart, so she is the pick at this price at UFC Fight Night.

UFC Fight Night Picks – Main Card

Marvin Vettori -228 vs. Karl Roberson +185

Since joining the UFC, Vettori is 4-2-1. His losses were nothing to sneeze at though as he fell to Antonio Carlos Jr. and suffered a split decision loss to current Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.  Each of his last six fights have gone to a decision, but he is hoping to end that trend against Karl Roberson on Saturday.

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Fantasy MMA

Fantasy MMA

With most major sports still sidelined, the UFC continues to pour out events. One week after hosting UFC 250 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC is putting on a Fight Night card headlined by a women’s flyweight fight between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo. In terms of star power, this is one of the least appetizing cards the UFC has ever put on, but star power does not always translate to entertainment. Some of the UFC’s most entertaining fight cards have been events that did not generate a lot of pre-fight buzz but ended up delivering once the show started.

DraftKings is offering multiple ways for mixed martial arts fans to get in on this weekend’s UFC action. DraftKings users can enter for their chance to win big prizes in Saturday’s fantasy MMA $500k Throwdown Special contest, which pays out a guaranteed $500,000, including $100k to first place. The slate locks at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Set your lineups here: MMA $500K Throwdown Special [$100K to 1st].

DraftKings users can also get in on the UFC action by betting on DraftKings Sportsbook or by downloading the DK Sportsbook app.

DraftKings released fantasy MMA salaries for the event during the middle of the week and below, we will take an early look at the slate. But first, here’s a look at the DraftKings fantasy MMA scoring criteria for mixed martial arts fans who may be new to fantasy MMA.


Scoring Criteria

Moves

  • A significant strike is worth 0.5 DraftKings fantasy points (DKFP). A significant strike is defined as any distance strike or clinch/ground strike that is considered a “power strike” by official scorers.
  • Advances on the ground are worth 3.0 DKFP. Advances include to half guard, to side control, to mount and to back control.
  • A takedown is worth 5.0 DKFP.
  • A reversal or sweep is worth 5.0 DKFP.
  • A knockdown is worth 10.0 DKFP. A knockdown is awarded to a fighter who knocks his/her opponent down due to debilitation for what the official scorers consider an appreciable amount of time.

Fight Conclusion Bonuses

DraftKings fantasy points (DKFP) are awarded based on how quickly a fighter is able to finish the fight. Here’s a round-by-round breakdown:

  • 1st round win: 90 DKFP
  • 2nd round win: 70 DKFP
  • 3rd round win: 45 DKFP
  • 4th round win: 40 DKFP
  • 5th round win: 40 DKFP
  • Decision win: 30 DKFP

Curious about when major leagues and events will return? Check out our DraftKings Sports Calendar for the latest updates.


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