RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 262

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 262

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

The UFC is back in front of a live crowd Saturday, with a sold-out Toyota Center ready to witness a new lightweight champion and successor to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As a reminder, the following selections are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights, check out the MMA Mashup from Chris Olson (coming soon!) or a DraftKings preview courtesy of Jon Litterine.

Also, don't forget to tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel, where Chris, Joe and Shaun will break down the card from top to bottom, featuring a more in-depth look at the selections below.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
Charles Oliveira (-130) vs.
Michael Chandler (+110)

Lightweight
Championship

Oliveira Oliveira Oliveira
Tony Ferguson (+140) vs.
Beneil Dariush (-160)

Lightweight

DariushFergusonDariush
Matt Schnell (-155) vs.
Rogerio Bontorin (+135)

Bantamweight

SchnellSchnellSchnell
Katlyn Chookagian (-130) vs.
Viviane Araujo (+110)

Women's
Flyweight

AraujoChookagianAraujo
Shane Burgos (-115) vs.
Edson Barboza (-105)

Featherweight

BarbozaBarbozaBurgos
     
UFC 262 RECORD 3-23-22-3
2021 RECORD 15-11218-912-115
2021 PERCENTAGE .555.667.444
2020 RECORD 36-1834-2028-26
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.630.519
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  185-111185-111 148-115
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .625.625.563

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

COLE     
Charles Oliveira (-130) vs.
Michael Chandler (+110)

Lightweight
Championship

 Oliveira Oliveira Chandler
Tony Ferguson (+140) vs.
Beneil Dariush (-160)

Lightweight

 DariushFergusonDariush
Matt Schnell (-155) vs.
Rogerio Bontorin (+135)

Bantamweight

BontorinBontorinSchnell
Katlyn Chookagian (-130) vs.
Viviane Araujo (+110)

Women's
Flyweight

AraujoChookagianChookagian
Shane Burgos (-115) vs.
Edson Barboza (-105)

Featherweight

BarbozaBurgosBarboza
     
UFC 262 RECORD 4-12-33-2
2021 RECORD 16-1115-1213-10
2021 PERCENTAGE .593.556.565
2020 RECORD 36-1838-16N/A
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.704N/A
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24N/A
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586N/A
ALL-TIME 113-72117-6813-10
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .611.632.565

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 on 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 The MMA Mashup, DFS Baseball, 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. 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.

Cole Shelton: Cole Shelton is a full-time sports writer focusing on MMA. His work has appeared on BJPenn.com, CBC Sports, Sports Betting Dime and Blue Jays Nation. He currently pens the MMA Best Bets column on RotoWire. Follow him on Twitter at @ColeShelton91.

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