UFC 282 DFS Picks and Value Plays: Paddy Pimblett Turning Into a Star

Today the UFC will be live from T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nev., for UFC 282, which has some great matchups to keep an eye on. The main event is a light heavyweight title bout featuring Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev, and the co-headliner is an electrifying lightweight bout between Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon. Below are some MMA DFS picks with the help of Stokastic’s . Let’s see what’s on tap for UFC 282 and find some of the best UFC DFS picks for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups.

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UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev DFS Plays

Top-End Pick: Magomed Ankalaev | DraftKings: $9,200 , FanDuel: $23

Magomed Ankalaev will be fighting for the championship against Jan Blachowicz after Jiri Prochazka vacated the title due to an injury and Glover Teixeira turned down a replacement fight with Ankalaev. Ankalaev is currently riding a nine-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Anthony Smith via knockout in July. Ankalaev is a well-rounded fighter with solid grappling, but his stand-up is a fantastic combination of high output and big power in his hands. Expect Ankalaev to be the more versatile fighter and to take control of this fight to find a finish. According to Stokastic’s , Ankalaev is the top fighter on this card, with 72% win odds. The Top Fighters Tool gives him 37.6% of being a top-6 fighter.

Top-End Pick: Paddy Pimblett | DraftKings: $9,100, FanDuel: $21

Paddy Pimblett is currently riding a three-fight winning streak in UFC, winning one via knockout and two via submission. He is a wild man when he steps inside the Octagon, throwing haymakers to end his opponent’s night before it even starts. Pimblett is on the fast track to being one of the sport’s biggest stars, as 9 of his 19 professional fights have come via submission. He has power that can put his opponent to sleep but does his best work on the canvas. Expect Pimblett to do what he does best: Put on a show and seal another Performance of The Night Bonus. Stokastic’s give him 70.1% win odds and a 49.9% chance for a knockout. The Top Fighters Tool gives him the highest chance of being a top-6 fighter as well (44.3%).

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Mid-Priced Pick: Billy Quarantillo | DraftKings: $8,600, FanDuel: $17

Billy Quarantillo will be looking to get back in the win column this weekend. He is a dangerous fighter both on the feet and the mat and will use his smothering pressure to wear on his opponent. Quarantillo has a gas tank that seemingly never empties, and he will look to deliver his own power shots. Expect Alexander Hernandez to be aggressive with his boxing and to mix wrestling to slow Quarantillo pace. However, in the end, Quarantillo will gain momentum on his way to victory. Stokastic’s give him 60.2% win odds and a 32.7% chance for a knockout.

Value Pick: Alex Morono | DraftKings: $7,500, FanDuel: $12

Alex Morono took this fight on short notice and will be trying to make a statement against Santiago Ponzinibbio. Morono is an attractive underdog on the betting line as well at +152, and he is currently riding a four-fight winning streak. This is an intriguing fight from a DFS prospective, with Morono looking like a solid play due to Ponzinibbio’s recent form. Expect Morono to come out looking to test Ponzinibbio’s suspect chin and put him out early. According to Stokastic’s , he has 37.4% win odds.

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