UFC 199 MMA DFS Picks
UFC 199 heads to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. We get a rematch between Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold for all the marbles in the middleweight class, and ‘The California Kid’, Urijah Faber, also does battle with Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight belt.
That’s not it, however, as the jam-packed card also features a featherweight tussle between Ricardo Lamas and Max Holloway, as well as a middleweight battle between veterans Dan Henderson and Hector Lombard. The lightweight fight between Bobby Green and Dustin Poirier is also a much anticipated battle, and all eyes will be on lightweight action between James Vick and Beneil Dariush.
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Beneil Dariush ($10,000 vs. James Vick): Dariush is in for the injured Evan Dunham, who bowed out due to undisclosed reasons. Dariush takes the fight on short notice, likely because he wants to wash the taste of his loss to Michael Chiesa out of his mouth. Before that setback he had a five-bout win streak with a handful of submission victories. His signature move is the rear-naked choke, and Vick needs to be on notice for it. Look for Dariush to get the bounce back.
Marco Polo Reyes ($10,100 vs. Dong Hyun Kim): The Mexican Reyes posted a first-round KO/TKO at UFC Fight Night 78 over Cesar Arzamendia, and he looks to stay hot in this step up in class. Kim made his UFC debut in November and was knocked out, but he had won seven of his past eight fights and is certainly no slouch. Reyes will look to use his superior boxing ability to work over Kim. He is favored in his bout for a reason, and he will end this bout before it goes to the judges.
Luke Rockhold ($11,400 vs. Michael Bisping): Rockhold takes on Bisping in his home state looking to hang onto his middleweight belt. He took care of business against Bisping at UFC Fight Night 55, ending the Brit’s night via guillotine choke, and you can expect a similar result for the heavily favored champ in this one. Rockhold is humming along right now, topping Chris Weidman last time out at UFC 194 by KO/TKO. He has had stoppages in five straight victories, and this result will not be any different.
Jessica Andrade ($9,200 vs. Jessica Penne): Andrade drops two weight classes to the women’s strawweight division. Penne, who is considered a good technical boxer, is slightly favored in this bout, but she’ll need to avoid the powerful Andrade at every turn. Andrade is a notorious hard hitter and strong on the takedown. While she might take time to feel out Penne in her first bout at 115, it is just a matter of time before her power takes over and she has Penne on the ground.
Sean Strickland ($9,100 vs. Tom Breese): Strickland brings his toughness and aggressive style into this bout, which is considered a coin flip by Vegas. It’s anything but a coin flip, however, as Strickland is tough as nails and will not get knocked around like Breese’s previous opponents. Strickland can absorb the strikes, and Breese didn’t look particularly impressive in his unanimous decision win last time out against Keita Nakamura at UFC Fight Night Feb. 27. Strickland will hand Breese his first-career setback while delivering one of his most impressive wins via KO/TKO. As your No. 5 fighter, you’ll be more than pleased with the results of this one.