RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 210
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 210

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

When you think of the light heavyweight division in MMA, the first name that comes to mind for most is Jon "Bones" Jones. There's little doubt he was once the greatest pound-for-pound fighter on the entire roster, but he's competed just once since the beginning of 2015. While personal and USADA-related suspensions have kept him from stepping into the octagon, Daniel "DC" Cormier has emerged to take the UFC light heavyweight strap, beating Anthony "Rumble" Johnson via submission at UFC 187 back in May of 2015. Johnson has since bounced back, however, winning three straight fights via stoppage within two rounds. Cormier will now defend his belt once more against Johnson, this time as a (+105) underdog. Only one thing is certain, though – all roads in this division eventually lead to Jones.

In an effort to offer our readers additional perspectives, please welcome Jason Rubin and Chris Olson to our staff picks – both long-time MMA fans, RotoWire contributors and friends of the site. You can read more in their bios below.

If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 210 preview.

MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS JON EVAN JAKE
Anthony Johnson (-125) vs.
Daniel Cormier (+105)
Light
Heavyweight
JohnsonCormierJohnson
Chris Weidman (-105) vs.
Gegard Mousasi (-115)
MiddleweightWeidmanWeidmanMousasi
Cynthia Calvillo (-280) vs.
Pearl Gonzalez (+240)
Women's
Strawweight
CalvilloCalvilloCalvillo
Patrick Cote (-155) vs.
Thiago Alves (+135)
WelterweightCoteCoteCote
Charles Oliveira (+215) vs.
Will Brooks (-255)
LightweightBrooksBrooksBrooks
RECORD 1-4 2-3 2-3
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 37-28 34-31 39-26

MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS RICHARD CHRIS JASON
Anthony Johnson (-125) vs.
Daniel Cormier (+105)
Light
Heavyweight
CormierCormierJohnson
Chris Weidman (-105) vs.
Gegard Mousasi (-115)
MiddleweightMousasiMousasiMousasi
Cynthia Calvillo (-280) vs.
Pearl Gonzalez (+240)
Women's
Strawweight
CalvilloGonzalezCalvillo
Patrick Cote (-155) vs.
Thiago Alves (+135)
WelterweightCoteAlvesAlves
Charles Oliveira (+215) vs.
Will Brooks (-255)
LightweightBrooksBrooksBrooks
RECORD 3-2 3-2 3-2
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 23-13 3-2 3-2

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: 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.
Chris Olson: Chris writes DFS articles and blogs for a variety of sports including MLB, NFL and MMA. Follow him on Twitter @RealChrisOlson.
Jason Rubin: Jason Rubin is a sports personality and producer, broadcasting on TYTSports since 2014. In addition to RotoWire, he has contributed to numberFire, Rant Sports and Bleacher Report while avidly backing the New York sports market. Follow him on Twitter at @jasonrubin91.

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