RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 255

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 255

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

A flyweight showcase is on tap for Saturday in Las Vegas, where both championship belts will be on the line. While finishes aren't typically thought of as common here, we have two exceptional champions entering the smaller cage in Vegas as heavy favorites, so expect fireworks. Furthermore, several top contender fights earlier on the card will shape the division for the first quarter of 2021. 

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 255 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
Deiveson Figueiredo (-300) vs.
Alex Perez (+250)

Flyweight
Championship

 Figueiredo Figueiredo Perez
Valentina Shevchenko (-1400) vs.
Jennifer Maia (+925)

Women's
Flyweight
Championship

ShevchenkoShevchenkoShevchenko
Mike Perry (-150) vs.
Tim Means (+130)

Welterweight

 PerryMeansMeans
Katlyn Chookagian (+215) vs.
Cynthia Calvillo (-255)

Women's
Flyweight

 CalvilloCalvilloCalvillo
Mauricio Rua (+145) vs.
Paul Craig (-165)

Light
Heavyweight

 RuaCraigRua
 

 

   
UFC 255 RECORD 2-34-12-3
2020 RECORD 33-1631-1824-25
2020 PERCENTAGE .673.633.490
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  167-97164-100 132-102
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .633.621.564

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

Deiveson Figueiredo (-300) vs.
Alex Perez (+250)

Flyweight
Championship

 Figueiredo Figueiredo
Valentina Shevchenko (-1400) vs.
Jennifer Maia (+925)

Women's
Flyweight
Championship

ShevchenkoShevchenko
Mike Perry (-150) vs.
Tim Means (+130)

Welterweight

 Perry Means
Katlyn Chookagian (+215) vs.
Cynthia Calvillo (-255)

Women's
Flyweight

 CalvilloCalvillo
Mauricio Rua (+145) vs.
Paul Craig (-165)

Light
Heavyweight

 CraigCraig
 

 

  
UFC 255 RECORD 3-24-1
2020 RECORD 33-1635-14
2020 PERCENTAGE .673.714
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 94-5999-54
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .614.647

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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Jake Letarski
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