RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 270

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 270

This article is part of our UFC Picks series.

It's the first PPV card of 2022 for the UFC, and the company is bringing the noise in a big way, with its two best heavyweights set to exchange haymakers in the main event.

As a reminder, the following selections are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights, check out the MMA Mashup from Chris Olson or our DraftKings preview courtesy of Jon Litterine.

Also, don't forget to tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire MMA Youtube Channel, where Chris, Shaun and Joe will break down the card from top to bottom, featuring a more in-depth look at the selections below.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
(IC) Francis Ngannou (+135) vs.
(C) Ciryl Gane (-155)

Heavyweight
Championship

 GaneNgannou Ngannou
(C) Brandon Moreno (-180) vs.
Deiveson Figueiredo (+155)

Flyweight
Championship

 FigueiredoFigueiredoMoreno
Michel Pereira (-280) vs.
Andre Fialho (+170)

Welterweight

 PereiraPereiraFialho
Cody Stamann (+170) vs.
Said Nurmagomedov (-200)

Bantamweight

 NurmagomedovNurmagomedovNurmagomedov
     
UFC 270 RECORD 3-14-02-2
2022 RECORD 3-14-02-2
2022 PERCENTAGE .7501.000.500
2021 RECORD 35-2842-2137-26
2021 PERCENTAGE .556.667.586
2020 RECORD 36-1834-2028-26
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.630.519
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  208-128213-123 170-127
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .619.634.572

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

(IC) Francis Ngannou (+135) vs.
(C) Ciryl Gane (-155)

Heavyweight
Championship

 Ngannou Gane
(C) Brandon Moreno (-180) vs.
Deiveson Figueiredo (+155)

Flyweight
Championship

 FigueiredoMoreno
Michel Pereira (-280) vs.
Andre Fialho (+170)

Welterweight

 PereiraPereira
Cody Stamann (+170) vs.
Said Nurmagomedov (-200)

Bantamweight

 NurmagomedovStamman
    
UFC 270 RECORD 4-01-3
2022 RECORD 4-01-3
2022 PERCENTAGE 1.000.250
2021 RECORD 38-2536-27
2021 PERCENTAGE .603.571
2020 RECORD 36-1838-16
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.704
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 139-86139-86
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .618.618

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

COLE     

DRAKE

(IC) Francis Ngannou (+135) vs.
(C) Ciryl Gane (-155)

Heavyweight
Championship

 Gane Gane
(C) Brandon Moreno (-180) vs.
Deiveson Figueiredo (+155)

Flyweight
Championship

FigueiredoMoreno
Michel Pereira (-280) vs.
Andre Fialho (+170)

Welterweight

PereiraPereira
Cody Stamann (+170) vs.
Said Nurmagomedov (-200)

Bantamweight

 Nurmagomedov Nurmagomedov
    
UFC 270 RECORD 3-12-2
2022 RECORD 3-12-2
2022 PERCENTAGE .750.500
2021 RECORD 40-1917-14
2021 PERCENTAGE .678.548
2020 RECORD N/AN/A
2020 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
2019 RECORD N/AN/A
2019 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
ALL-TIME 43-2019-16
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .683.543

THE PICKERS

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 on the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @RotoJake.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as The MMA Mashup, DFS Baseball, a MMA gambling columnist and 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. 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.

Cole Shelton: Cole Shelton is a full-time sports writer focusing on MMA. His work has appeared on BJPenn.com, CBC Sports, Sports Betting Dime and Blue Jays Nation. He currently pens the MMA Best Bets column on RotoWire. Follow him on Twitter at @ColeShelton91.

Drake Burden: Drake is a proven DFS winner with multiple four-figure paydays under his belt. He took an interest to writing MMA during the pandemic and is active in various Discords and other social media communities. Follow him on Twitter at @DBurdz.

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