RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 247

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 247

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Dominance will be on display Saturday night in Houston, as Jon Jones will be making his 11th title defense in the light heavyweight division. Valentina Shevchenko has looked unbeatable herself, and enters as the card's largest betting favorite. Mix in some heavyweight fireworks, and you have yourself a stellar pay-per-view. 

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

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

JONJAKERICHARD

Jon Jones (-450) vs.

Dominick Reyes (+360)

Light
Heavyweight
Championship

JonesJonesJones

Katlyn Chookagian (+700) vs.

Valentina Shevchenko (-1100)

Women's

Flyweight
Championship

ShevchenkoShevchenkoShevchenko

Juan Adams (-240) vs.

Justin Tafa (+200)

Heavyweight

AdamsAdamsAdams

Dan Ige (+120) vs.

Mirsad Bektic (-140)

Featherweight

BekticIgeBektic
Derrick Lewis (-250) vs.
Ilir Latifi (+210)

Heavyweight

LewisLewisLatifi
UFC 247 RECORD 3-24-12-3
2020 RECORD 7-26-34-5
2020 PERCENTAGE .778.667.444
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  141-83139-85 112-83
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .629.621.574

 

MATCHUP                                                              

WEIGHT CLASS

CHRIS OLSON

JOE SUNTZU

SHAUN "TheDFSniper"

Jon Jones (-450) vs.

Dominick Reyes (+360)

Light
Heavyweight
Championship

JonesJonesJones

Katlyn Chookagian (+700) vs.

Valentina Shevchenko (-1100)

Women's

Flyweight
Championship

ShevchenkoShevchenkoShevchenko

Juan Adams (-240) vs.

Justin Tafa (+200)

Heavyweight

TafaAdamsAdams

Dan Ige (+120) vs.

Mirsad Bektic (-140)

Featherweight

BekticIgeBektic 
Derrick Lewis (-250) vs.
Ilir Latifi (+210)

Heavyweight

LatifiLewisLewis
UFC 248 RECORD 3-24-13-2
2020 RECORD 7-28-17-2
2020 PERCENTAGE .778.889.778
2019 RECORD 33-2534-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .569.586.586
ALL-TIME 91-7369-4471-42
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .555.611.628

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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