The UFC will make a stop in Croatia for UFC Fight Night 86. This card is stacked heavy with heavyweights so its a good thing Zagreb, Croatia is only about 500 ft above sea level. Ben Rothwell will be looking to earn a title shot with a defeat against the #5 heavyweight Junior Dos Santos. Another very exciting heavyweight bout will take place between Derrick Lewis and Gabriel Gonzaga. “The Black Beast” has been putting together some impressive wins lately and I am very excited for this matchup against Gonzaga. We will also see Francis “The Predator” Ngannou take on Curtis “Razor” Blaydes and a bout between Timothy Johnson and Marcin Tybura. Another matchup I am excited to see is Maryna “Iron Lady” Moroz who is coming off a loss take on Christina “Barbie” Stanciu who will be making her UFC debut. There are some great fights on both the regular and Fight Pass Prelims. The early prelims will air on Fight Pass at 10:30am EDT so remember to tune in early Sunday morning. Make sure to create your UFC Zagreb DraftKings lineup now!
UFC Zagreb DraftKings: Rothwell vs Dos Santos
Ben Rothwell has been putting together some impressive victories in his last few fights. Most recently submitting Josh Barnett in January which was surprising to a lot of people watching. Its also important to note that Rothwell has a TKO victory over Allistair Overeem who was the most recent person to beat Junior Dos Santos. JDS has the same salary as Rothwell but I am not convinced he will win at UFC Fight Night 86.
Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis ($9,100)
Derrick Lewis is becoming more and more popular with fans through his social media. He is also generating fans every time he fights and for good reason, he is a beast. Derrick Lewis has 14 professional wins and 13 of them come from KO/TKO. Gabriel Gonzaga has 10 losses and 8 of them are from KO/TKO so there is a good chance he could go to sleep. Gonzaga hasn’t been looking impressive lately and I think he is not going to perform very well against The Black Beast. Lewis has a lower cost on this UFC Zagreb DraftKings games so he is easy to fit into a lineup.
Francis Ngannou ($9,800)
This is going to be an interesting fight between two 6’4″ heavyweights. It was announced Curtis Blaydes would be Ngannou’s new opponent on March 14th. That’s not a lot of notice for a fight when making your debut in the UFC. Both fighters have a lot of impressive wins which take place in the first or second round. Ngannou has only lost once in his professional career and Blaydes is undefeated in 5 fights. Both fighters are cheap but Blaydes is 200 cheaper to put on your lineup for UFC Fight Night 86 DraftKings
Marcin “Tybur” Tybura ($9,500)
Marcin Tybura has a pretty impressive professional record of 13 – 1 and will be making his UFC debut against Timothy Johnson. Looking at Tybura’s past opponents and their records show that he has victories of tough guys. Johnson only has 2 fights in the UFC and one of them is a loss. So with similar records I am betting on the fighter from Poland, Marcin Tybura.
Damir “The Bosnian Bomber” Hadzovic ($8,000)
Okay this is an interesting pick because Damir Hadzovic is by far the cheapest fighter for UFC Zagreb DraftKings. Hadzovic has never been finished in a professional fight and has a record fo 10-2. He is making his UFC debut, but there is a good chance this fight will go to decision. I’m not sure he will win the decision but at least he will have had 3 rounds to score points. Sometimes you need a low cost fighter to finish your lineup and I believe Hadzovic will score a lot of DraftKings points.