RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 245
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 245

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Three title fights headline the UFC's final pay-per-view card of the year Saturday in Las Vegas, along with a pair of bantamweight showcase fights to round out the rest of the card. How many belts will change hands? See the MMA team's predictions below.

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 244 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

JONJAKERICHARD

Colby Covington (+155) vs.

Kamaru Usman (-175)

Welterweight

Championship

UsmanUsmanUsman

Alexander Volkanovski (+150) vs.

Max Holloway (-170)

Featherweight

Championship

VolkanovskiHollowayHolloway

Germaine de Randamie (+240) vs.

Amanda Nunes (-280)

Women's

Bantamweight

Championship

NunesNunesNunes

Marlon Moraes (-200) vs.

Jose Aldo (+170)

Bantamweight

MoraesMoraesMoraes

Petr Yan (-470) vs.

Urijah Faber (+375)

Bantamweight

YanYanYan
UFC 245 RECORD 5-04-14-1
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  134-81133-82 108-78
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .623.619.581

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

CHRIS OLSONJOE SUNTZUSHAUN TheDFSniper

Colby Covington (+155) vs.

Kamaru Usman (-175)

BMF

Championship

UsmanUsmanCovington

Alexander Volkanovski (+150) vs.

Max Holloway (-170)

Middleweight

VolkanovskiHollowayHolloway

Germaine de Randamie (+240) vs.

Amanda Nunes (-280)

Welterweight

De RandamieNunesNunes

Marlon Moraes (-200) vs.

Jose Aldo (+170)

Heavyweight

MoraesMoraesMoraes

Petr Yan (-470) vs.

Urijah Faber (+375)

Lightweight

YanYanYan
UFC 245 RECORD 4-14-13-2
2019 RECORD 33-2534-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .569.586.586
ALL-TIME 84-7161-4364-40
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .542.587.615

THE TEAM

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.

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 @RotoJake.

Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. For RotoWire, he contributes as a fight 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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