MMA Fantasy Picks for UFC Fight Island 1 on Wednesday, July 15

Jason Schandl
UFC fantasy picks for Wednesday, July 15, including Abdul Razak Alhassan.
UFC fantasy picks for Wednesday, July 15, including Abdul Razak Alhassan. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The major sports are starting to put together their gradual plans to return to action, but the UFC continues with business as usual. Following a fun night of fights at UFC 251 on Saturday, there's a quick turnaround with another event on Wednesday, headlined by a matchup between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige.

The return of sports also means the return of fantasy sports, so let's look at the top fantasy picks for this week's UFC card

UFC Fantasy Picks

Jack Shore (vs. Aaron Phillips)
Jack Shore is the biggest favorite on the card by a heavy margin, at a whopping -670 on FanDuel Sportsbook. That makes him a very safe play as he's a near lock to score win bonus, and his fight style in his UFC debut showcased some big upside as well, scoring 4 takedowns, 1 submission attempt and 46 significant strikes.

Abdul Razak Alhassan (vs. Mounir Lazzez)
Abdul Razak Alhassan has the kind of power that leads to huge fantasy upside. All 10 of his pro MMA wins have come by KO/TKO, with all 10 coming in the first round. He's averaged 3.64 knockdowns per 15 minutes over his UFC career, which is the second-highest mark in UFC history (minimum 5 fights).

Molly McCann (vs. Talia Santos)
Molly McCann is looking like a solid value play this week, as she's tied for the sixth-lowest salary on FanDuel despite being a -120 favorite this week. She's landed at least 100 significant strikes in each of her last three UFC fights, and a win here would likely come with strong fantasy output.

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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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.