RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 252

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 252

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Almost one year ago to this date, Stipe Miocic evened the score with a fourth-round stoppage of Daniel Cormier to regain his UFC Heavyweight Championship belt and avenge an earlier loss. Now, Miocic will look to protect what is his, while DC is hoping to walk away a champion in what he says will be his last appearance in the UFC Octagon.

As a reminder, the following selections are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's 252 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel. With FanDuel launching a MMA game as well, we also have added a new DFS Preview courtesy of Chris Olson.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
Daniel Cormier (-115) vs.
Stipe Miocic (-105)

Heavyweight
Championship

MiocicCormier Miocic
Marlon Vera (+255) vs.
Sean O'Malley (-310)

Bantamweight

O'MalleyO'MalleyO'Malley
Jair Rozenstruik (-145) vs.
Junior dos Santos (+125)

Heavyweight

Dos SantosDos SantosRozenstruik
John Dodson (+170) vs.
Merab Dvalishvili (-200)

Bantamweight

DvalishviliDvalishviliDvalishvili
 

 

   
UFC 252 RECORD  2-2 1-3 3-1
2020 RECORD 24-920-1317-16
2020 PERCENTAGE .727.606.515
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  158-90153-95 125-93
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .637.617.573

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

Daniel Cormier (-115) vs.
Stipe Miocic (-105)

Heavyweight
Championship

 Miocic Cormier
Marlon Vera (+255) vs.
Sean O'Malley (-310)

Bantamweight

O'MalleyO'Malley
Jair Rozenstruik (-145) vs.
Junior dos Santos (+125)

Heavyweight

RozenstruikDos Santos
John Dodson (+170) vs.
Merab Dvalishvili (-200)

Bantamweight

DvalishviliDvalishvili
 

 

  
UFC 252 RECORD  3-1 1-3
2020 RECORD 22-1123-10
2020 PERCENTAGE .655.697
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 83-5487-50
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .606.635

THE PICKERS

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.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, our FanDuel MMA column, a MMA gambling columnist and 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 9th 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jake Letarski
RotoWire Editor for College Basketball and MMA. Frequent podcaster, plus radio and video guest. Follow Jake on Twitter at @RotoJake.
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