RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 241
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 241

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

While a heavyweight title rematch has the main event spot at UFC 241 on Saturday, Nate Diaz is dominating the views and clicks as he returns from a three-year layoff to face Anthony Pettis in the co-main event. Check out how the RotoWire staff views the pay-per-view fights playing out for a card that has much tighter betting lines than most in recent memory.

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 241 preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel.

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

JONJAKERICHARD
Daniel Cormier (-140) vs.
Stipe Miocic (+120)

Light Heavyweight

Championship

MiocicMiocicMiocic

Anthony Pettis (-125) vs.

Nate Diaz (+105)

Welterweight

PettisPettisDiaz

Yoel Romero (-155) vs.

Paulo Costa (+135)

Middleweight

RomeroRomeroRomero

Gabriel Benitez (+290) vs.

Sodiq Yussuff (-350)

Featherweight

YussuffYussuffYusuff

Derrick Brunson (+160) vs.

Ian Heinisch (-185)

Middleweight

HeinischBrunsonHeinisch
UFC 241 RECORD 2-33-23-2
2019 RECORD 25-1324-1420-18
2019 PERCENTAGE .658.632.526
ALL-TIME  120-75122-7396-70
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .615.626.578

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

CHRIS OLSON

JOE SUNTZU

SHAUN TheDFSniper

Daniel Cormier (-140) vs.
Stipe Miocic (+120)

Light Heavyweight

Championship

Miocic

Miocic

Cormier

Anthony Pettis (-125) vs.

Nate Diaz (+105)

Welterweight

Pettis

Diaz

Pettis

Yoel Romero (-155) vs.

Paulo Costa (+135)

Middleweight

Costa

Romero

Romero

Gabriel Benitez (+290) vs.

Sodiq Yussuff (-350)

Featherweight

Yussuff

Yussuff

Yussuff

Derrick Brunson (+160) vs.

Ian Heinisch (-185)

Middleweight

Brunson

Heinisch

Brunson

UFC 241 RECORD 4-13-22-3
2019 RECORD 21-1725-1324-14
2019 PERCENTAGE .553.658.632
ALL-TIME 72-6352-3254-30
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .533.619.643

THE TEAM

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 of the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @RotoJake.

Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. For RotoWire, he contributes as a fight 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 4th 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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