The Takedown: Santos vs. Teixeira UFC DFS Picks for DraftKings + FanDuel

Hello UFC fans. This weekend, we have a 11-fight card in Las Vegas, including a main event between Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira. The main GPP has $100,000 going to first place with a total of 400,000 being paid out. Here I will offer the fighters I feel have the most upside for DFS purposes. Let’s dig into some MMA DFS analysis and UFC DFS picks breakdown.

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UFC DFS Picks | UFC Vegas 13: Santos vs Teixeira | DraftKings + Fanduel

Core Plays

Alexandr Romanov | DraftKings: $9,000, FanDuel $22

Romanov will be making his return to the octagon, after his dominant performance over Roque Hernandez in his UFC debut. He is a strong and extremely aggressive wrestler, along with being a big, athletic heavyweight with solid cardio. Romanov will dominate his opponent once the fight hits the canvas. Furthermore, Romanov’s technique on the mat is elite for a heavyweight, while his size and strength are smothering for his opponents. Awesemo’s UFC DFS projections give Romanov 76% win odds, along with a 68% chance for a knockout.

Tanner Boser | DraftKings: $8,900, FanDuel: $21

Boser is a power striker, moreover he has won 53% of his fights by knockout. He is coming off a second-round knockout victory over Raphael Pessoa at UFC on ESPN 14. Boser is averaging  4.54 Significant strikes per minute. He is extremely mobile for a heavyweight, furthermore he relies on his cardio, hand speed and his nasty leg kicks that can cause serious damage to his opponents. UFC DFS projections give Boser 72% win odds, along with 38% chance for a knockout.

Mid-Priced Picks

Yan Xiaonan | DraftKings: $8,300, FanDuel: $17

Xiaonan is a powerful striker. She has won her last five fights and is coming off a big win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz back in February. Xiaonan is a high-volume striker, and she is averaging 6.72 significant strikes per minute. She has five career knockouts on her resume, along with seven decision victories. Xiaonan will have the striking advantage over Claudia Gadelha. Furthermore, Xiaonan’s is the more technical striker, with faster hands and a significant power edge. Awesemo’s UFC DFS projections give Xiaonan 56% win odds, with 7.90 value.


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Ramiz Brahimaj | DraftKings: $7,700, FanDuel: $12

Brahimaj will be making his UFC debut and he is an extremely aggressive grappler. His game is all about looking for the submission early in the fight, furthermore I expect Brahimaj will get this fight to the canvas. Brahimaj has won seven of his eight fights in the first-round, although he has never won a fight that has gone the distance. This is a risky play to target but could payoff if he gets that first-round submission. Awesemo’s UFC DFS projections give Brahimaj 44% win odds, with 7.92 value.

Value Picks

Glover Teixeira | DraftKings: $7,400, FanDuel: $14

Teixeira has been on an absolute tear of Late. Furthermore, Teixeira is no stranger when it comes to being the underdog. In fact, Teixeira has opened as the underdog in three of his last four fights and he won all three. If Teixeira can avoid  being finished and whether the early attack from Thiago Santos, he could pull off the upset via submission. UFC DFS projections give Teixeira 32% win odds.


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