RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 236
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 236

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Interim belts reign supreme this Saturday in Atlanta, with temporary titles on the line in both the lightweight and middleweight divisions. Check out how the RotoWire MMA contributors see the pay-per-view card playing out.

As a reminder, these are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 236 Preview.

MATCHUPWEIGHT CLASSJONEVANJAKE
Max Holloway (-210) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+175)
Interim Lightweight
Championship
HollowayHollowayHolloway
Kelvin Gastelum (+150) vs.
Israel Adesanya (-170)
Interim Welterweight
Championship
AdesanyaGastelumGastelum
Eryk Anders (-200) vs.
Khalil Rountree (+170)
Light HeavyweightAndersRountreeAnders
Alan Jouban (-120) vs.
Dwight Grant (+100)
WelterweightGrantJoubanGrant
Nikita Krylov (-120) vs.
Ovince Saint Preux (-110)
Light HeavyweightOSPKrylovOSP
UFC 236 RECORD 2-32-31-4
2019 RECORD 8-67-76-8
2019 PERCENTAGE .571.500.429
ALL-TIME (since UFC 200) 103-6893-78104-67
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .602.544.608
MATCHUPWEIGHT CLASSRICHARDCHRIS
Max Holloway (-210) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+175)
Interim Lightweight
Championship
HollowayPoirier
Kelvin Gastelum (+150) vs.
Israel Adesanya (-170)
Interim Welterweight
Championship
AdesanyaGastelum
Eryk Anders (-200) vs.
Khalil Rountree (+170)
Light HeavyweightAndersAnders
Alan Jouban (-120) vs.
Dwight Grant (+100)
WelterweightJoubanJouban
Nikita Krylov (-120) vs.
Ovince Saint Preux (-110)
Light HeavyweightKrylovOSP
UFC 236 RECORD 2-31-4
2019 RECORD 7-76-8
2019 PERCENTAGE .500.429
ALL-TIME (since UFC 204/210) 83-5957-54
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .585.514
MATCHUPWEIGHT CLASSJOE "SUNTZU"SHAUN "TheDFSniper"
Max Holloway (-210) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+175)
Interim Lightweight
Championship
HollowayPoirier
Kelvin Gastelum (+150) vs.
Israel Adesanya (-170)
Interim Welterweight
Championship
GastelumGastelum
Eryk Anders (-200) vs.
Khalil Rountree (+170)
Light HeavyweightAndersRountree
Alan Jouban (-120) vs.
Dwight Grant (+100)
WelterweightGrantGrant
Nikita Krylov (-120) vs.
Ovince Saint Preux (-110)
Light HeavyweightKrylovOSP
UFC 236 RECORD 2-33-2
2019 RECORD 8-69-5
2019 PERCENTAGE .571.643
ALL-TIME (since UFC 223) 35-2539-21
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .583.650

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 MMA Barometer column and contributes on fight recaps. Follow him on Twitter at @RealEvanDahl.
Jake Letarski: RotoWire.com Operations Manager, plus MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSki52.
Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. He is the primary Bellator recap writer and handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.
Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, and MMA 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, who is currently ranked 4th in DFS MMA. 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.

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