UFC Fight Night 64 Mixed Martial Arts DFS picks
UFC Fight Night 64 is overseas from Krakow Arena in Poland with the main event featuring Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Filipovic, a.k.a Cro Cop. The card isn’t the most attractive in the world, but it plays just the same for DFS players. Money is money, and there is plenty to be won. And the good news is that with a slightly less attractive card there will be fewer players to have to leapfrog to get to that grand prize.
(Kountermove.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET).
Gabriel Gonzaga ($5,300 vs. Mirko Filipovic): ‘Napao’ will face a hostile crowd, but expect him to take care of Cro Cop in front of his countrymen. The Brazilian limps in on a two-bout losing streak, so he has to have this one. He should come in with plenty of intensity. The UFC veteran cannot afford another loss if he wishes to remain in the limelight, so expect his best.
Taylor Lapilus ($5,300 vs. Rocky Lee): The Frenchman Lapilus will battle Rocky Lee in a bout between two fighters each making their UFC debuts. Expect the 23-year-old Lapilus, an up-and-comer, to come through with flying colors, however. He has won two of his past three bouts by submission in Round 1 while winning his other bout by split decision. The featherweight Lee has just three bouts under his belt, while Lapilis has six submissions in eight career wins. He’ll make quick work of Lee, making DFS owners very happy.
Sergio Moraes ($5,400 vs. Mickael Lebout): ‘The Panther’ has a huge price tag, but he is a decisive favorite, and you can expect this bout to be over with rather quickly. Seven of his eight victories have come by submission, including an impressive first-round triangle choke against Neil Magny at UFC 163. Moraes outclasses the inexperienced Lebout and it will show Saturday in Poland.
PLENTY OF UPSIDE
Damian Stasiak ($4,900 vs. Yaotzin Meza): Stasiak (-145) is a slight favorite, and he should feed off the Polish crowd as he faces the American Meza. Stasiak comes in on a five-bout win streak, including four by submission. He is especially dangerous on the ground, winning three of his past five by rear naked choke. This will be his UFC debut, and it will be a successful one.
Bartosz Fabinski ($4,100 vs. Garreth McLellan): Fabinski will be fighting in front of his countrymen, and he has gone from a decisive underdog to a slight favorite in Vegas (-135). He enters on a four-bout win streak, including two by KO/TKO. This will be his UFC debut, but fighting in Krakow will give him plenty of momentum to start his UFC career off on the right foot.