RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 244
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 244

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Even without a traditional title at stake, the UFC delivers with a loaded card in its annual pilgrimage to Madison Square Garden. In the main event, fan-favorite Nate Diaz will take on a scorching hot Jorge Masvidal to determine the trademarked (yes, trademarked), baddest mother****** in the fight game.

As a reminder, these are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's 244 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

JONJAKERICHARD

Jorge Masvidal (-175) vs.

Nate Diaz (+155)

BMF

Championship

MasvidalMasvidalMasvidal

Darren Till (+170) vs.

Kelvin Gastelum

Middleweight

GastelumGastelumGastelum

Stephen Thompson (-115) vs.

Vicente Luque (-105)

Welterweight

ThompsonLuqueThompson

Blagoy Ivanov (-125) vs.

Derrick Lewis (+105)

Heavyweight

LewisLewisIvanov

Kevin Lee (+140) vs.

Gregor Gillespie (-160)

Lightweight

GillespieGillespieGillespie
UFC 244 RECORD 3-22-32-3
2019 RECORD 34-1931-2228-25
2019 PERCENTAGE .642.585.528
ALL-TIME  129-81129-81 104-77
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .614.614.575

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

CHRIS OLSONJOE SUNTZUSHAUN TheDFSniper

Jorge Masvidal (-175) vs.

Nate Diaz (+155)

BMF

Championship

MasvidalMasvidalDiaz

Darren Till (+170) vs.

Kelvin Gastelum

Middleweight

GastelumGastelumGastelum

Stephen Thompson (-115) vs.

Vicente Luque (-105)

Welterweight

ThompsonLuqueThompson

Blagoy Ivanov (-125) vs.

Derrick Lewis (+105)

Heavyweight

IvanovLewisLewis

Kevin Lee (+140) vs.

Gregor Gillespie (-160)

Lightweight

GillespieGillespieGillespie
UFC 244 RECORD 2-32-32-3
2019 RECORD 29-2430-2331-22
2019 PERCENTAGE .547.566.585
ALL-TIME 80-7057-4261-38
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .533.576.616

THE TEAM

Jon Litterine: RotoWire lead MMA beat writer and scribe for our weekly DrafKings preview. Lead analyst on the RotoWire MMA Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JonLitterine.

Jake Letarski: RotoWire.com Operations Manager, plus MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @RotoJake.

Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. For RotoWire, he contributes as a fight recap writer and handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, and MMA fight recaps. Follow him on Twitter at @RealChrisOlson.

Joe "SunTszu": Known more commonly by his Twitter handle @SunTszu, Joe is a Hedge Fund Executive by day and high-volume DFS player by night. He is a 2x "Bracket Challenge" & "Gotham qualifier, who is currently ranked 4th in DFS MMA. You can also find him as one of the original contributors of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He is also a co-creator of the "Creating Alpha in DFS" podcast.

@theDFSniper: @theDFSniper is the host and lead instigator of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He also appears on the LoudMouth MMA podcast and contributes soccer content to DFS Army.

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