I am pretty excited for this UFC event. I apologize for not posting my draft picks for the last couple fights. I have been pretty busy and wasn’t able to do much research on either fight so I skipped posting an article. I still managed to make a few bucks off of both events and now I am ready to play fantasy MMA for this excellent UFC Manila card. One of the first things to note is there are 12 fights to choose from. I typically prefer when there are 8 or 9, it gives me less ideas and makes choosing ideal lineups easier. However you have a lot of great options on this card with 24 fighters to choose from. There are only a couple of fights where the odds aren’t close to even. Frankie Edgar vs Urijah Faber and Gegard Mousasi vs Costas Philippou are the only two fights that have a major salary gap, otherwise the rest are pretty close.
For this event I am going to give you a few of my best picks to include in your lineups. Of course you can always mix it up how you choose, but these are the fighters I believe will be worth a lot of points. Check out the Fantasy MMA picks for DraftKings UFC Fight Night 66. Choose your lineup now!
Neil Magny ($9,800)
I think the match up between Hyun Gyu Lim and Neil Magny is a great pick for your lineup. Both fighters have had some impressive wins in the UFC. I favor Magny in this fight however this one could go either way. The salaries of the two fighters are very close and both of them are big fantasy point scorers.
Luke Barnatt ($10,300)
Luke is riding a 2 fight losing streak, both losses by decision. The 27 year old needs a win to keep his spot in the UFC and what a better opportunity than the fading Mark Munoz. Munoz who has been finished in his last 3 fights could bee looking at number 4. Munoz is 37 and hasn’t looked impressive lately. I believe Barnatt will finish Munoz in the first round and be a big point winner.
Dhiego Lima ($10,600)
I have watched a few of Dhiego Lima’s fights and the dude is a stud. He’s excellent all around and is really strong. I think he will have an excellent performance over his opponent and is a great pick for any lineup. He is a isn’t too expensive and should be hungry for a win this weekend.
Royston Wee ($10,100)
Even though both fighters in the matchup only have one UFC win, I think Royston brings it this time. The undefeated fighter will look to remain in the winners column and may either win by submission or decision. I don’t always include the lighter fighters on my lineup unless they are winners.