RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 227
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 227

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

The UFC is stacking Saturday's card with two title fights, and though the remainder of the card seems a bit lackluster, it is sure to end with a bang. Maybe even a new champion? Check out how the RotoWire MMA Staff sees the card playing out below.

As a reminder, these are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 227 preview.

MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS JON EVAN JAKE
Cody Garbrandt (+100) vs.
T.J. Dillashaw (-120)
Bantamweight
Championship
DillashawDillashawDillashaw
Demetrious Johnson (-500) vs.
Henry Cejudo (+390)
Flyweight ChampionshipJohnsonJohnsonJohnson
Cub Swanson (+330) vs.
Renato Moicano (-410)
FeatherweightMoicanoSwansonMoicano
J.J. Aldrich (+170) vs.
Polyana Viana (-200)
Women's
Strawweight
VianaVianaViana
Thiago Santos (-365) vs.
Kevin Holland (+305)
MiddleweightSantosSantosSantos
RECORD 3-2 2-3 3-2
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 82-51 74-59 80-53
PERCENTAGE .617 .556 .602
 
MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS RICHARD CHRIS
Cody Garbrandt (+100) vs.
T.J. Dillashaw (-120)
Bantamweight
Championship
GarbrandtDillashaw
Demetrious Johnson (-500) vs.
Henry Cejudo (+390)
Flyweight
Championship
JohnsonJohnson
Cub Swanson (+330) vs.
Renato Moicano (-410)
FeatherweightMoicanoSwanson
J.J. Aldrich (+170) vs.
Polyana Viana (-200)
Women's
Strawweight
VianaAldrich
Thiago Santos (-365) vs.
Kevin Holland (+305)
MiddleweightSantosSantos
RECORD 2-3 3-2
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 60-44 38-35
PERCENTAGE .577 .521

 
MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS Joe "SunTszu" DFSSniper
Cody Garbrandt (+100) vs.
T.J. Dillashaw (-120)
Bantamweight
Championship
DillashawDillashaw
Demetrious Johnson (-500) vs.
Henry Cejudo (+390)
Flyweight
Championship
JohnsonJohnson
Cub Swanson (+330) vs.
Renato Moicano (-410)
FeatherweightMoicanoMoicano
J.J. Aldrich (+170) vs.
Polyana Viana (-200)
Women's
Strawweight
AldrichViana
Thiago Santos (-365) vs.
Kevin Holland (+305)
MiddleweightSantosSantos
RECORD 4-1 3-2
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 13-9 12-10
PERCENTAGE .591 .545


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 and WatchStadium contributor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSki52.
Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. He is the primary Bellator recap writer and handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.
Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, and MMA 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, who is currently ranked 13th in DFS MMA. 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.

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