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FANTEAM DAILY FANTASY MMA – UFC VEGAS 52

UFC EXPERT JACK HUMPHREY BRINGS US HIS PICKS AND TEAM REVEAL FOR UFC VEGAS 52

IT’S TIME! UFC Vegas 52 comes from the UFC performance center and is headlined by Jessica Andrade vs Amanda Lemos in a strawweight dust up. Whoever wins will propel themselves into title contention.

In total there are 13 fights across UFC Vegas 52 with a mix of younger talent and older talent who have something to prove. An exciting evening of knockouts awaits and with it our exciting MMA contest.  

The UFC really is the ultimate fighting experience, where favorites 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. 

THE CONTEST

Why not enjoy all the spectacular moments tonight by entering a few DFS lineups and experiencing the thrills of your fighter getting a first round KO. 

We have a €5 buy in and a prize pool of €1000 for this contest.

If you have played FanTeam UFC then you will be familiar with our universal 6 concept. For those of you who haven’t  then it’s simple, simply pick 6 fighters within a £105M budget. 

Scoring  remains 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 Jessica Andrade (19.4M), Dean Barry (19.2M) and Alexander Romanov (19.1M).

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 52 slate on FanTeam: 

TYSON PEDRO  (18.5M)

Tyson Pedro takes on Ike Villanueva in a light heavyweight dust up.  

Pedro is coming off a long layoff, and most times that would be an avoid for me but not here. This fight is as near to a lock as you can get in the UFC. Pedro is 3-3 inside the Octagon and has shown some impressive striking rate in his last few fights. Villanueva on the other hand is 1-4 inside the octagon with all 4 losses coming via knockout.

With Pedro’s striking rate and Villanueva having somewhat of a glass jaw I only see this fight going one way. Pedro via knockout is the verdict.

CHARLES JOURDAIN (17.0M)

Charles Jourdain takes on Lando Vannata in a featherweight dust up.

Jourdain fights often become all out wars, making him a fantastic fantasy option. Jourdain’s only loss in the UFC has come via submission which shouldn’t be a threat from tonight’s opponent Vannata. In fact Vannata doesn’t really offer anything in this fight. 

Jourdain is the better striker and more durable so I only see this fight going one way. Jourdain via knockout is the verdict.

CLAUDIO PUELLES (16.2M)

Claudio Puelles takes on Clay Guida in a lightweight dust up.

Puelles possesses a style perfect for fantasy scoring and is a great value option tonight. The Brazilian fighter loves a takedown and has 8 stoppages among his 11 UFC victories. His opponent tonight Guida has lost 3 of his last 5 matchups and I believe that father time has caught up with the veteran.

With youth on his side I fancy Puelles for an easy night. Puelles via submission is my verdict.

TEAM REVEAL

Although I will be entering multi entries in Saturday’s cash games, this is one of my lineups for UFC Vegas 52 on FanTeam.

As you can see, the lineup is built around my player selections above.

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 Saturday’s Main Event contest.

UFC Vegas 52 cash contests  start at 23.00BST 00.00CET,  so be sure to enter your lineups early to avoid missing out.

Please feel free to message me on Twitter @JackHumphreyKM if you have any questions – all support queries should go to @FanTeamOfficial.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If you’re new to FanTeam then you’ll need to create a new account here – alternatively, head on over to fanteam.com and click the green ‘Register’ button in the top right corner.

Existing users can click the graphic below for direct access to the game lobby.

Best of luck to everyone entering tonight – I look forward to seeing your usernames on the Leaderboard.

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