IT’S TIME! UFC Vegas 54 comes from the UFC performance center and is headlined by Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksandar Rakic in a light heavyweight dust up. Whoever wins will propel themselves into title contention.

In total there are 11 fights across UFC Vegas 53 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. 


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!


The highest priced fighters on tonight’s card are Aleksandar Rakic (19.1M), Davey Grant (18.1M) and Katlyn Chookagian (17.9M)

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 54 slate on FanTeam: 


Andrea Lee takes on Viviane Araujo in a flyweight dust up at UFC Vegas 54.

Lee is one of the most hyped fighters in the whole of the UFC currently. Lee has won her last 2 fights via knockout and not only did she win those fights she scored triple digit fantasy points in both. I think her striking will be too much for Araujo who hasn’t fought since 2021 when she lost via decision. With the layoff and striking capability of Lee I’m predicting an easy night’s work for Lee.

Andrea Lee via knockout is the verdict


Virna Jandiroba takes on Angela Hill in a strawweight dust up at UFC Vegas 54.

Virna Jandiroba is a grappling monster at this weight. Her opponent Angela Hill won’t be able to handle the level of wrestling and grappling Jandiroba is going to put her under Saturday. Jandiroba has 13 submissions in 17 pro wins and will look to get this fight quickly on the mat Saturday night. I fully expect Jandiroba to come through for fantasy also and be close to a triple digit score. With this in mind I only see this fight going one way Saturday night.

Jandiroba via submission is the verdict. 


Amanda Ribas takes on Katlyn Chookagian in a flyweight dust up at UFC Vegas 54.

Ribas is most certainly the underdog against Katlyn Chookagian, but I still like her in this matchup. She is extremely aggressive and more dangerous compared to point-fighter Chookagian, and is also the superior grappler. Ribas has also averaged around 80 fantasy points over her six UFC fights, with half of them topping the century mark, so she represents fantastic value. With Ribas aggressiveness and Chookagian just looking for the decision win I can see Ribas causing the upset here.

Ribas via knockout is the verdict.


Although I will be entering multi entries in Saturday’s cash games, this is one of my lineups for UFC Vegas 54 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 54 cash contests  start at 00.30BST 01.30CET,  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.


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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