RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 267

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 267

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

The UFC is back on Fight Island for an early card, and despite being numbered as a pay-per-view, it will be free on the ESPN family of networks (so we'll treat it like a regular PPV on RotoWire).

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 our 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 MMA Youtube Channel, where Joe and Shaun will be joined by a special guest to break down the card from top to bottom, featuring a more in-depth look at the selections below.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
(C) Jan Blachowicz (-280) vs.
Glover Teixeira (+240)

Light Heavyweight
Championship

 BlachowiczBlachowicz Teixeira
Petr Yan (-225) vs.
Cory Sandhagen (+190)

Interim
Bantamweight
Championship

YanYanSandhagen
Islam Makhachev (-600) vs.
Dan Hooker (+425)

Lightweight

MakhachevMakhachevMakhachev
Alexander Volkov (-275) vs.
Marcin Tybura (+235)

Heavyweight

VolkovVolkovVolkov
Li Jingliang (+410) vs.
Khamzat Chimaev (-525)

Welterweight

ChimaevChimaevChimaev
Magomed Ankalaev (-325) vs.
Volkan Oezdemir (+250)

Light Heavyweight

AnkalaevAnkalaevAnkalaev
     
UFC 267 RECORD 5-15-15-1
2021 RECORD 31-2237-1632-21
2021 PERCENTAGE .585.681.604
2020 RECORD 36-1834-2028-26
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.630.519
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  201-121204-118 163-120
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .624.634.576

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

(C) Jan Blachowicz (-280) vs.
Glover Teixeira (+240)

Light Heavyweight
Championship

 TeixeiraBlachowicz
Petr Yan (-225) vs.
Cory Sandhagen (+190)

Interim
Bantamweight
Championship

YanSandhagen
Islam Makhachev (-600) vs.
Dan Hooker (+425)

Lightweight

MakhachevMakhachev
Alexander Volkov (-275) vs.
Marcin Tybura (+235)

Heavyweight

VolkovVolkov
Li Jingliang (+410) vs.
Khamzat Chimaev (-525)

Welterweight

ChimaevChimaev
Magomed Ankalaev (-325) vs.
Volkan Oezdemir (+250)

Light Heavyweight

AnkalaevOezdemir
    
UFC 267 RECORD 6-03-3
2021 RECORD 32-2130-23
2021 PERCENTAGE .604.566
2020 RECORD 36-1838-16
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.704
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 129-82132-79
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .611.626

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

COLE     

DRAKE

(C) Jan Blachowicz (-280) vs.
Glover Teixeira (+240)

Light Heavyweight
Championship

 Blachowicz Teixeira
Petr Yan (-225) vs.
Cory Sandhagen (+190)

Women's
Flyweight
Championship

YanYan
Islam Makhachev (-600) vs.
Dan Hooker (+425)

Lightweight

Makhachev Hooker
Alexander Volkov (-275) vs.
Marcin Tybura (+235)

Heavyweight

VolkovVolkov
Li Jingliang (+410) vs.
Khamzat Chimaev (-525)

Welterweight

ChimaevChimaev
Magomed Ankalaev (-325) vs.
Volkan Oezdemir (+250)

 Light Heavyweight

AnkalaevAnkalaev
    
UFC 267 RECORD 5-15-1
2021 RECORD 33-1613-8
2021 PERCENTAGE .673.619
2020 RECORD N/AN/A
2020 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
2019 RECORD N/AN/A
2019 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
ALL-TIME 33-1613-8
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .673.619

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.

Drake Burden: Drake is a proven DFS winner with multiple four-figure paydays under his belt. He took an interest to writing MMA during the pandemic and is active in various Discords and other social media communities. Follow him on Twitter at @DBurdz.

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