RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 272

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 272

This article is part of our UFC Picks series.

UFC 272 may not have any title fights on the card, but fight fans will be treated to a bad-blood matchup between fan-favorite Jorge Masvidal and notorious heel Colby Covington, in addition to several top-contender showdowns.

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 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 Chris, Shaun and Joe will break down the card from top to bottom, featuring a more in-depth look at the selections below.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
Colby Covington (-320) vs.
Jorge Masvidal (+250)

Welterweight

CovingtonCovingtonCovington
Rafael dos Anjos (-195) vs.
Renato Moicano (+165)

Catchweight
(160 Pounds)

dos Anjosdos Anjosdos Anjos
Edson Barboza (+130) vs.
Bryce Mitchell (-150)

Featherweight

BarbozaBarbozaBarboza
Kevin Holland (-280) vs.
Alex Oliveira (+225)

Welterweight

OliveiraHollandHolland
Sergey Spivac (-210) vs.
Greg Hardy (+175)

Heavyweight

SpivacSpivacSpivac
     
UFC 272 RECORD 3-24-14-1
2022 RECORD 8-611-38-6
2022 PERCENTAGE .571.786.571
2021 RECORD 35-2842-2137-26
2021 PERCENTAGE .556.667.586
2020 RECORD 36-1834-2028-26
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.630.519
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  213-133220-126 176-131
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .616.636.573

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

Colby Covington (-320) vs.
Jorge Masvidal (+250)

Welterweight

CovingtonCovington
Rafael dos Anjos (-195) vs.
Renato Moicano (+165)

Catchweight
(160 Pounds)

dos AnjosMoicano
Edson Barboza (+130) vs.
Bryce Mitchell (-150)

Featherweight

MitchellMitchell
Kevin Holland (-280) vs.
Alex Oliveira (+225)

Welterweight

HollandHolland
Sergey Spivac (-210) vs.
Greg Hardy (+175)

Heavyweight

SpivacSpivac
    
UFC 272 RECORD 5-04-1
2022 RECORD 12-27-7
2022 PERCENTAGE .857.500
2021 RECORD 38-2536-27
2021 PERCENTAGE .603.571
2020 RECORD 36-1838-16
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.704
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 147-88145-90
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .626.617

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

COLE     

DRAKE

Colby Covington (-320) vs.
Jorge Masvidal (+250)

Welterweight

CovingtonCovington
Rafael dos Anjos (-195) vs.
Renato Moicano (+165)

Catchweight
(160 Pounds)

Moicanodos Anjos
Edson Barboza (+130) vs.
Bryce Mitchell (-150)

Featherweight

BarbozaMitchell
Kevin Holland (-280) vs.
Alex Oliveira (+225)

Welterweight

HollandHolland
Sergey Spivac (-210) vs.
Greg Hardy (+175)

Heavyweight

SpivacSpivac
    
UFC 272 RECORD 3-25-0
2022 RECORD 9-58-6
2022 PERCENTAGE .643.571
2021 RECORD 43-2117-14
2021 PERCENTAGE .672.548
2020 RECORD N/AN/A
2020 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
2019 RECORD N/AN/A
2019 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
ALL-TIME 49-2425-20
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .671.556

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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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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