MMA Fantasy Picks for UFC 250

Jason Schandl
UFC 250 fantasy picks, including Amanda Nunes.
UFC 250 fantasy picks, including Amanda Nunes. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Most of the major sports are still on hold, but the UFC continues to carry on with its packed schedule of events. Next up is a big one, with UFC 250 on Saturday, June 6.

FanDuel is holding some big contests for the occasion, so let's take a look at the top UFC fantasy plays for the week.

UFC 250 Fantasy Picks

Amanda Nunes (vs. Felicia Spencer)
Amanda Nunes is a two-division champion (Bantamweight and Featherweight), and this week she'll be defending her Featherweight title against Felicia Spencer. Nunes is a massive -750 favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook, and the fight is only +290 to go the distance, meaning Nunes is likely to get a nice bonus for finishing this one early. Her striking output is also great for fantasy purposes, as she's averaged 4.34 significant strikes landed per minute over her career, most recently landing 79 significant strikes as well as 8 takedowns in her 5-round win over Germaine de Randamie in December 2019.

Devin Clark (vs. Alonzo Menifield)
If you want to play Nunes, you'll also have to play some underdogs to stay under the salary cap. Devin Clark is a great choice as he takes on Alonzo Menifield. Clark's floor is low, as Menifield is incredibly dangerous at 9-0 with 8 knockouts to his name. But Clark is also one of the stronger wrestlers in the Light Heavyweight division, ranking third among active fighters in the division with 41.4 percent of his fight time spent in control positions. We saw Menifield get taken down twice on four attempts by Daniel Jolly on the Dana White Contender Series, so Clark's wrestling may be a path to an upset victory here.

Aljamain Sterling (vs. Cory Sandhagen)
Aljamain Sterling just set the UFC Bantamweight single-fight record for most significant strikes landed (174) in his last bout. That makes two fights in a row (both three-rounders) that he's landed at least 100, and that kind of output is gold for fantasy purposes. He also has the highest significant strike differential per minute (2.84) in the history of the division. Even though he's only a slight favorite (-122), that output makes him a strong fantasy play against Cory Sandhagen, who absorbs an average of 4.16 significant strikes per minute.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.