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UFC 275 DFS Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups | Teixeira vs. Prochazka




UFC 275 pay per view will be live from Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday June 11th, with TWO titles on the line. Glover Teixeira defends the UFC light heavyweight title against Jiri Prochazka, while Valentina Shevchenko defends the UFC flyweight title against Taila Santos. Let’s dig into some UFC DFS picks for UFC 275, and some of the best predictions for DraftKings and FanDuel MMA lineups this weekend. Be sure to check out all of our UFC 275 betting picks and fight predictions before finding all of the best fight odds over at OddsShopper.

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MMA DFS Picks: UFC 275 Teixeira vs. Prochazka

Jack Della Maddalena $8,200 vs. Ramazan Emeev $8,000

Jack Della Maddalena

  • Age: 25
  • Height: 5-foot-11
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Reach: 73 ins.
  • Record: 11-2-0
  • Striking Accuracy: 50%
  • Betting Odds: -166

Maddalena is an extremely talented technical boxer, which has earned him nine-of-11 victories via knockout over the course of his UFC career. His best attribute is technical striking, however once the fight hits the mat, Maddalena is well-above average in scrambling situations. His pressure striking, undercoated with finishing abilities, coupled with his unprecedented and underrated scrambling abilities, should allow Maddalena to have success against Ramazan Emeev. The Awesemo UFC DFS projections have Maddalena as the fifth-best value on the slate.

Ramazan Emeev

  • Age: 35
  • Height: 5-foot-10
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Reach: 76 ins.
  • Record: 20-5-0
  • Striking Accuracy: 56%
  • Betting Odds: +130

Emeev is coming into this matchup as the underdog, after being the favorite in his previous three fights. He averages more than two takedowns per 15 minutes and will be looking to push this fight against the cage and eventually the ground, to try to slow the knockout artist in Maddalena. He will also try to empty Maddalena’s gas tank early in hopes of avoiding heavy striking exchanges.

My lean on DraftKings and FanDuel is Maddalena. However, Emeev is super dangerous on the mat. If Maddalena can avoid takedowns early and use his crisp boxing to damage Emeev, he could seal a Performance of the Night bonus. If you’re looking to roster Emeev, the best case to make is his projected 12% ownership, which is the lowest on the entire slate.

UFC DFS Pick: Jack Dalla Maddalena via Second Round KO/TKO

Zhang Weili $8,800 vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk $7,400

Zhang Weili

  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5-foot-4
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Reach: 63 ins.
  • Record: 21-3-0
  • Striking Accuracy: 52%
  • Betting Odds: -172

Weili defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk back in 2020, during a string of 21 straight victories, but since then she has lost two matches in a row, both to Rose Namajunas. Weili combines power and heavy pressure with solid wrestling ability and fight-ending ground-and-pound instincts. She has proven to be equally effective on the mat, with 10 of her 21 wins coming via knockout, along with seven via submission. Weili will look to claim another victory over Jedrzejczyk and seal her chance at being the next challenger for the strawweight title.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  • Age: 34
  • Height: 5-foot-6
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Reach: 65 ins.
  • Record: 16-4-0
  • Striking Accuracy: 51%
  • Betting Odds: +134

Jedrzejczyk has now lost four of her past six contests and has remained idle since her last fight with Zhang Weili, which won fight of the year in 2020. She has struggled of late, being outclassed since her first loss to Namajunas. Jedrzejczyk won the strawweight title in 2015 when she knocked out current champion Carla Esparza in the second round. In this matchup, Jedrzejczyk will push the pace, using her technical striking skills and high output to smoother her opponents.

I expect Jedrzejczyk’s footwork, excellent accuracy, high volume and willingness to back on top should prevail this time around, though the Awesemo projections and ownership don’t agree.

UFC DFS Pick: Joanna Jedrzejczyk via Unanimous Decision.

Valentina Shevchenko $9,600 vs. Taila Santos $6,600

Valentina Shevchenko

  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5-foot-5
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Reach: 66.5 ins.
  • Record: 22-3-0
  • Striking Accuracy: 67%
  • Betting Odds: -720

Shevchenko is a counter striker by nature and she has all the weapons to dispose of her competition early. She will be paired with another Muay Thai practitioner who also prefers to counter strike, which could make for an intriguing display inside the octagon. The key to this matchup could be Shevchenko’s knack for securing takedowns in her countering exchanges.

That said, if Taila Santos chooses to come in hot, then she could find herself on her back in a hurry. If Shevchenko takes Santos to the mat and somehow ends up on her back, then she cannot sleep on the skills of Santos. Shevchenko is one of the most technical fighters in the UFC and will utilize her counter striking, clinch and several other tools to disrupt her opponents rhythm.

 Taila Santos

  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5-foot-1
  • Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Reach: 68 ins.
  • Record: 19-6-0
  • Striking Accuracy: 59%
  • Betting Odds: +450

Santos has heavy hands and devastating striking that can damage her opponents. She is extremely good at maintaining her distance and keeping heavy pressure on her opponents, using her striking to engage in a clinch in order to drag her opponents down to the canvas. Santos is an interesting opponent for Shevchenko, but the issue for Santos is that she offers nothing that Shevchenko has not already seen in her UFC career. This will be a tough one for Santos, and she will have to rise to the occasion and bring a solid game plan to have any chance against arguably the best female fighter in the UFC.

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The big lean on DraftKings and FanDuel is Shevchenko. I expect Shevchenko’s counter striking and pure dominance to be more than Santos can handle. Valentina Shevchenko is FAR AND AWAY the best option on the slate, with 111 projected points on DraftKings – a full 23 points clear of the next closest fighter according to the Awesemo projections as of writing. Don’t be afraid to hit the lock button.

UFC DFS Pick: Valentina Shevchenko via Third round submission.

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Glover Teixeira $7,300 vs. Jiri Prochazka $8,900

Glover Teixeira

  • Age: 42
  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Reach: 76 ins.
  • Record: 33-7-0
  • Striking Accuracy: 59%
  • Betting Odds: +164

Teixeira is coming into this fight on fire, winning six fights in a row: four via submission, one via knockout, and one via decision. During this winning streak, Teixeira has earned three Performance of the Night bonuses, with a knockout over Anthony Smith, submission win over Thiago Santos and a submission win over Jan Blachowicz to earn the UFC light heavyweight title. Teixeira has been wrestling since he was a young child in Brazil, which has allowed him to develop strong grappling defense. With his background in wresting and BJJ, he’ll be near unstoppable if the fight hits the mat.

Jiri Prochazka

  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Reach: 80 ins.
  • Record: 28-3-1
  • Striking Accuracy: 53%
  • Betting Odds: -215

Prochazka is coming into this matchup with impressive knockout wins over Volkan Oezdemir in 2020 and Dominick Reyes last year. He throws high volume and is extremely creative in his striking, with dangerous power that can put his opponents’ lights out in the blink of an eye. Prochazka is significantly younger than Teixeira, and should have the speed, power and cardio advantage.

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However, Prochazka only has two fights in the UFC and has not faced a smart, versatile and well-round fighter like Teixeira. Prochazka’s recklessness, inexperience, and his willingness to take shots to land big shots could lead to his demise in this fight.

If Teixeira can get heavy pressure early and disrupt Prochazka’s rhythm, he could possibly land the takedown and finish Prochazka. You’re going to need to find savings here at some point, and if paying up for Schevchenko, Teixeira allows you to make the rest of your  lineup more balanced.

UFC DFS Pick: Glover Teixeira via Third Round Submission.

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