Saturday night brings another major UFC pay-per-view card, with a UFC 262 fight card that is headlined by a Lightweight title bout between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler.
Here's a look at the top FanDuel UFC picks for UFC 262 on Saturday.
UFC 262 Fantasy Picks
Michael Chandler ($18): It's easy to be intimidated by Charles Oliveira's win streak, but his last two wins are the only ones that really came against top competition. UFC fans may be surprised that Michael Chandler is getting a title shot after just one fight, but it's safe to say he earned it with his record in Bellator. He held the championship's Lightweight championship, and his last Bellator bout saw him knock out former UFC Lightweight champ Benson Henderson in the first round.
Jamie Pickett ($14): FanDuel Sportsbook's odds have Jamie Pickett as a very slight underdog in this fight, which might make you think that Jordan Wright is the superior play at the same price. With fantasy scoring rewarding early finishes, however, Pickett's +200 odds to win by KO/TKO are more appealing than Wright's +240. These odds are well deserved, too. Pickett has scored 8 of his 11 pro MMA wins by KO/TKO.
Edson Barboza ($12): Without many uber-expensive fighters offering much appeal this week, we don't need to go too cheap when looking at value plays. Edson Barboza seems isn't getting much respect after dropping three of his last four fights. Two of those were split decisions (including an incredibly controversial one against Dan Ige), however, and the other was a loss to one of the best Lightweights in the world in Justin Gaethje. Shane Burgos is an aggressive opponent, which should increase Barboza's significant strike output (like when he landed 126 against Dan Hooker), giving him huge fantasy upside here.
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