RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 250

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 250

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

It's a card that might lack mainstream star power, but if you dig a little deeper, UFC 250 has plenty to offer. First and foremost, the GOAT of female MMA Amanda Nunes will be defending her strawweight title as a heavy favorite. Beyond that, the abrupt retirement of Henry Cejudo has left the bantamweight division wide open, and several key fights will help lay the path to a new champion there. Tune in Saturday, live only on ESPN+.

As a reminder, the following selections are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's 249 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel. With FanDuel launching a MMA game as well, we also have added a new DFS Preview courtesy of Chris Olson.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
Amanda Nunes (-630)
vs. Felicia Spencer (+465)

Women's
Featherweight
Championship

Nunes Nunes Nunes
Cody Garbrandt (-145) vs.
Raphael Assuncao (+125)

Bantamweight

AssuncaoGarbrandtAssuncao

Aljamain Sterling (-120) vs.

Cory Sandhagen (+100)

Bantamweight

 SterlingSterling Sterling

Anthony Rocco Martin (+130) vs.

Neil Magny (-150)

Welterweight

 MagnyMartinMartin

Eddie Wineland (+360) vs.

Sean O'Malley (-450)

Bantamweight

O'MalleyO'MalleyO'Malley
UFC 250 RECORD 4-14-13-2
2020 RECORD 18-616-811-13
2020 PERCENTAGE .750.667.458
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  152-87149-90 119-90
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .636.623.569

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

Amanda Nunes (-630)
vs. Felicia Spencer (+465)

Women's
Featherweight
Championship

 Nunes Nunes
Cody Garbrandt (-145) vs.
Raphael Assuncao (+125)

Bantamweight

AssuncaoAssuncao

Aljamain Sterling (-120) vs.

Cory Sandhagen (+100)

Bantamweight

SandhagenSterling

Anthony Rocco Martin (+130) vs.

Neil Magny (-150)

Welterweight

MartinMagny

Eddie Wineland (+360) vs.

Sean O'Malley (-450)

Bantamweight

O'MalleyO'Malley
UFC 250 RECORD 2-34-1
2020 RECORD 15-918-6
2020 PERCENTAGE .625.750
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 76-5282-46
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .594.641

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.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, our FanDuel MMA column, 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, 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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