UFC 185 Mixed Martial Arts DFS picks
It’s time for UFC 185 from from Dallas, Texas, and the main event will feature Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. This has the makings of an exciting card, as a handful of bouts have tight odds according to Vegas. There also will be a few lopsided fights, and we’ll cover that below.
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(Kountermove.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET).
Johny Hendricks ($5,300 vs. Matt Brown): ‘Bigg Rigg’ heads to UFC 185 looking to get back on track after a split-decision loss against Robbie Lawler in UFC 181. In fact, Hendricks has dropped two of his past three decisions, with all three bouts headliners at UFC, also losing in a split-decision in UFC 167 against Georges St-Pierre. He is heavily favored (-475) to get back on track against Brown.
Anthony Pettis ($5,800 vs. Rafael dos Anjos): Pettis (-425) is heavily favored in the main event in Dallas, and you should take him. While dos Anjos has won three straight bouts, he also has seven losses in 30 career bouts. Pettis has the much better record, and ‘Showtime’ rolls in on a five-bout win streak, with three of the bouts ending in the first round via either submission or KO/TKO. The fighters Pettis has taken care of include Donald Cerrone, Benson Henderson, Joe Lauzon, etc. It is an impressive list, and dos Anjos will join the ranks.
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Henry Cejudo ($5,000 vs. Chris Cariaso): Cejudo puts his perfect 8-0 record on the line against fellow flyweight Chris Cariaso in this three-round bout. Cejudo has three TKOs in his career, but his past three bouts have gone the distance. Cariaso lost by submission (kimura) against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 178, and he has fallen in three of his past six bouts. Cariaso is desperate for a win, but he will not get it against the unbeaten Cejudo.
Beneil Dariush ($4,300 vs. Daron Cruickshank): Dariush enters this bout as a slight favorite now, as Vegas is cold on Cruickshank. The Iranian from Wand Fight Team has won nine of his 10 career bouts, with five coming by submission. Cruickshank has won just four of his past eight bouts, and he was unable to continue against KJ Noons in The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale due to an eye poke in Round 2. Dariush appears to be a big underdog if you look at Kountermove’s salaries, but he is a coin-flip pick and gaining supporters by the moment.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk ($4,700 vs. Carla Esparza): Jedrzejczyk is a short dog despite a perfect 8-0 career record. She was impressive in a split decision win against Claudia Gadelha at UFC on FOX 13, and she followed that up with a solid unanimous decision victory against Juliana Lima at UFC on FOX 12. If you’re looking for good value at a low price to fill out your roster, Jedrzejczyk fits the bill.