Jack Humphrey’s says: “UFC Vegas 48 isn’t a pretty card, but it figures to be a profoundly violent one and should make for an exciting DFS slate.”
Article written and published by @JackHumphreyKM
IT’S TIME, ladies and gentlemen! The UFC is back with one of its Vegas shows tonight (Vegas 48) as we build up to the big PPV event on March 5, where Jorge Masvidal will take on Colby Covington.
The UFC really is the ultimate fighting experience, where favourites can be knocked out at any moment. We have seen it time and time again with greats such as Michael Bisping, Anderson Silva and Conor McGregor all staring up at those lights and wondering what the hell just happened.
The UFC is everything it’s advertised to be – trash talking, bright lights, bright stars and violence with great technique mixed in. All making it the greatest combat sport in the world, in my opinion – and the perfect sport to play DFS in.
UFC Vegas 48 comes from Las Vegas and is being held in the Ultimate Fighter facility. It’s a small intimate venue that’s mainly used for the training of the next crop of UFC stars.
The fight card itself features 3 debutants, with the main event featuring Johnny Walker VS Jamahal Hill. If you’ve never watched UFC before then this is the perfect event for you to see what it’s all about.
Why not enjoy all the spectacular moments tonight by entering a few DFS lineups and experience the thrills of your fighter getting a first round KO.
There are two entry levels for tonight’s contest at €2 and €12 – the notable difference being the prize pot available in each contest.
FanTeam have also kindly offered us a £100 Freeroll, with 5 free entries per customer. So, tonight’s the perfect time to get involved and try it for yourselves.
If you have played FanTeam UFC before then you will notice a difference this week, as Pursuit Mode has now gone – as well as captain and vice captain picks. The concept now is much simpler for both newcomers and experienced players – simply pick 5 fighters within a £85M budget.
Scoring, however, does remain the same and is again very simple. 1 point for a strike, 2 for a takedown, 5 for a reversal. A fighter that wins within the first round also gets 100 points compared to a fighter winning in round 5 who gets just 30 points.
This, however, might even itself out over the fight with the fighter winning in round 5 getting a ton of strikes and takedowns, so there’s many ways to approach this.
I don’t even hate 2 fighters from the same fight if it was to go all the way, as there’s potential for points-galore!
MY FIGHTER PICKS
The highest priced fighters on tonight’s card are Jamahal Hill 19.5M, Jonathan Pearce 18.4M and Mario Bautista 18.2M.
If you are playing a single entry or multi-entering, then you will almost certainly need to have exposure to these guys. It’s extremely difficult to play all of those guys in one lineup, so you will need to find a balance.
Here a few of my Core Plays for tonight’s UFC Vegas 48 slate on FanTeam:
Parker Porter – 18.1M
The big boys of the heavyweight division step up against each other here as Parker Porter goes up against Alan Baudot. I have Porter as the 4th highest scoring fighter in my projections for this card.
A fighter who has gone the distance in his 2 wins inside the octagon, landing an impressive 60% of his strikes in each. He takes on Baudot, who I’m surprised is still on the UFC roster and is yet to get past the third round in the UFC, being knocked out every time.
Even if Baudot makes the last bell, I fully expect Porter to win comfortably – making him a must play for me tonight on FanTeam.
Joaquin Buckley – 17.0M
This is a dangerous fight for both fighters here as they can both bang – but I fancy Buckley to be more disciplined in his work compared to Abdul Razak tonight.
10 of Buckley’s 13 fights in the octagon have been won via knockout. Buckley has also shown the ability to look for takedowns in the fight, which would takeaway any of Razak’s knockout potential. Razak himself has lost 3 out of the last 4, getting knocked out in each of those.
In my opinion, Buckley has shown more to date in the octagon and is disciplined within his work so for me, I fully expect him to knock out Razak – potentially in the first round.
Jim Miller – 15.1M
Jim Miller is as old as they come in the UFC – fighting in his 39th fight, he is just one win away from having the most in UFC history.
His opponent, Nikolas Motta, is making his UFC debut after a win in Dana White’s contender series. Miller’s best days are probably behind him, but he does have 5 wins since 2017 and all with early finishes. Even in his 3 losses in that time, he has made the final bell, losing on a decision.
I tend to stay away from debutants in the UFC, as not many fare well – and I think we will have another case of that this week, with the veteran Miller winning inside the distance, whilst racking up some decent points.
ONE OF MY ENTRIES
Although I will be entering 15 teams in to tonight’s cash games, this is one of my lineups for UFC Vegas 48 tonight on FanTeam.
As you can see, the lineup is built around my core player selections above, including one of those higher price fighters.
I hope this article has given you plenty of food for thought – especially for those of you that know very little about UFC, but are playing in tonight’s £100 Freeroll to give UFC fantasy a try.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 48 cash contests and Freeroll start at 21:00GMT/22:00CET, so be sure to enter your lineups early to avoid missing out.
Best of luck to everyone entering tonight – I look forward to seeing your usernames on the Leaderboard.