RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 202
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 202

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Ever since Nate Diaz handed Conor McGregor his first UFC loss via second-round submission back on March 5, a rematch has been a topic of obsession for the Irishman. The featherweight champion has since put a new emphasis on training, spending over $300K to prepare himself for this rematch. With a full fight camp behind him, McGregor will look to erase the memory of that defeat by feeding Diaz a steady diet of strikes from unorthodox angles, while Diaz will look to withstand that onslaught and potentially bring this fight back to the mat.

Preceding this matchup is a bout between two top light heavyweight contenders: knockout artist Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and veteran Glover Teixeira. Mix in one of the UFC's most popular fighters in Donald Cerrone, and the result is a card that could approach a record number of pay-per-view buys. Check out how the RotoWire MMA staff sees the main card playing out below.

If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 202 preview.

MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS JON EVAN JAKE
Conor McGregor (-120) vs. Nate Diaz (-105)WelterweightMcGregorDiazDiaz
Anthony Johnson (-205) vs. Glover Teixeira (+175)Light HeavyweightJohnsonTeixeiraJohnson
Donald Cerrone (-165) vs. Rick Story (+140)WelterweightCerroneCerroneCerrone
Hong Gyu Lim (-275) vs. Mike Perry (+230)WelterweightLimLimLim
Sabah Homasi (+335) vs. Tim Means (-420)WelterweightMeansMeansMeans
RECORD 4-1 2-3 3-2
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 14-10 12-12 13-11

THE PLAYERS

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.
Evan Dahl: Pens our bi-weekly MMA Barometer column. Follow him on Twitter at @RealEvanDahl.
Jake Letarski: MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Sirius XM contributor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast, RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast and RotoWire DFS Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSki52.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Evan Dahl
Evan Dahl is a law student who has been a die-hard MMA fan for over a decade. Outside of MMA, he roots for the Broncos, Brewers and Bucks.
Jacob Letarski
RotoWire Editor for College Basketball and MMA. Frequent podcaster, plus radio and video guest. Follow Jake on Twitter at @JakeSki52.
Jon Litterine
Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
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