RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 206
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 206

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

The unfortunate trend of main event shakeups in 2016 continued with UFC 206, as a Light Heavyweight Championship bout between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson had to be removed from the card after Cormier suffered a groin injury in training. In its place, a featherweight showdown between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway will cap off the evening, with the winner getting the Interim Featherweight Champion title, as well as the next shot at Jose Aldo. The rest of the card picks up the pieces from UFC 205 – Donald Cerrone will get a new opponent in Matt Brown after Kelvin Gastelum missed weight at the New York event, and Gastelum will jump up a weight class to face Tim Kennedy, who also missed out on the action at Madison Square Garden. It may not be the card UFC fans in Toronto were expecting, but you have to hand it to the new UFC brass, who put together some quality bouts in a tough situation. Below are the RotoWire MMA Staff's picks for Saturday's pay-per-view card.

If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 206 preview.

MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS JON EVAN JAKE RICHARD
Anthony Pettis (+165) vs.
Max Holloway (-195)
FeatherweightHollowayPettisHollowayPettis
Donald Cerrone (-275) vs.
Matt Brown (+230)
WelterweightCerrone CerroneCerrone Cerrone
Cub Swanson (+180) vs.
Dooho Choi (-220)
FeatherweightSwansonChoiSwansonChoi
Tim Kennedy (-155) vs.
Kelvin Gastelum (+130)
MiddleweightGastelumKennedyKennedyGastelum
Jordan Mein (-160) vs.
Emil Meek (+140)
WelterweightMeinMeinMeinMein
RECORD 4-1 1-4 3-2 2-3
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 28-18 21-25 28-18 10-7

THE PLAYERS

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.
Evan Dahl: Pens our bi-weekly MMA Barometer column. Follow him on Twitter at @RealEvanDahl.
Jake Letarski: MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Sirius XM contributor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast, RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast and RotoWire DFS Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSki52.
Richard Mann: New to the RotoWire MMA staff, Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. He handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column, and maintains his own, data-driven MMA blog at StrikescoreMMA.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Evan Dahl
Evan Dahl is a law student who has been a die-hard MMA fan for over a decade. Outside of MMA, he roots for the Broncos, Brewers and Bucks.
Jake Letarski
RotoWire Editor for College Basketball and MMA. Frequent podcaster, plus radio and video guest. Follow Jake on Twitter at @JakeSki52.
Jon Litterine
Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
Richard Mann
Richard is a statistical MMA analyst who regularly appears on ESPN MMA and InterMatWrestle.
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