UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas is set to go off in Fairfax, Virginia Saturday Morning at 11 am ET. This is an odd time slot for UFC events and the question has been raised how the fighters will handle the early fight times. Chad “Money” Mendes (-450) vs Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas (+325) is the headline event and most predict Mendes to handle business. This is the most lopsided of fights on the card but the question is where best to take advantage of Mendes. Price is always a factor. Lets take a close look at some Fantasy Plays to utilize tomorrow morning at Kountermove and DraftKings.
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Odds to win: -325
This is an extremely risky pick starting out mainly because Pena hasn’t competed in a fight since 2013 after blowing out essentially every part of her knee. Still she is a very capable ground fighter and if she can keep away from Dudeiva’s fury of punches and move this fight to the mat she should have no problems winning this fight. Vegas agrees with me and this line has only continued to move in Pena’s favor. They are not to concerned about rust being a factor and expect her to handle business in her first fight back.
Odds to win: -325
This is much more a KounterMoves play then DraftKings. His price on DraftKings might be a little to high but I think he has to be played on KounterMove. This might be the fight of the night as the former Ultimate Fighter winner faces off against a worthy Clarke. This fight should turn into a wrestling match and although both are capable wrestlers I think Chiesa has the edge and should rebound from his disappointing last fight out to regain some confidence and continue on in his UFC career.
Odds to win: -240
Clay “The Carpenter” Guida might be one of my favorite UFC fighters to watch. He is constantly on the go constantly on the offensive and throws out whirlwind almost spastic movements as he tries to constantly challenge his opponents. Most think he is 100% offensive but he seems to really understand the strategy behind the fights. At 5’7″ and 140 lbs he learned early on how to fight with little man syndrom. He has recorded some surprising victories against superior and bigger opponents over his career. As long as Peralta isn’t able to land some solid punches on Guida (which I highly doubt he is able to) I think Guida will overwhelm him and end up scoring the victory in what should be an extremely entertaining fight.
Odds to win: -270
Shamil is not that well known amongst most USA UFC fans having spent the majority of his career in Russia but he is a dangerous fighter and should be looking for the TKO against Timothy Johnson. He is priced slightly high on KounterMoves but gives the best opportunity to score massive points by TKOing his opponent.