MMA Fantasy Picks for UFC Fight Night: Eye vs Calvillo

Jason Schandl
UFC fantasy picks for Fight Night Eye vs Calvillo.
UFC fantasy picks for Fight Night Eye vs Calvillo. / Steve Marcus/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 250, this week brings us a UFC Fight night card headlined by a women's Flyweight bout between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo.

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

Cynthia Calvillo (vs. Jessica Eye)
The main event is the only five-round fight on this card, leaving plenty of room for fantasy scoring. Cynthia Calvillo is a highly effective grappler, sporting a 43 percent takedown accuracy rate and averaging 1.83 takedowns with 1.6 submission attempts per 15 minutes in the UFC. Eye has been taken down twice in each of her last two fights, and she owns a middling 59 percent takedown defense rate.

Julia Avila (vs. Gina Mazany)
Julia Avila is a massive -650 favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook for this fight, while the next-biggest favorite on the card is just -380. She didn't put up a huge fantasy score in her UFC debut, landing just 49 significant strikes in a decision win, but Gina Mazany's poor defense (50 percent significant strike defense, 20 percent takedown defense) could help Avila's output here. As a massive favorite she's also got a great shot at scoring a win bonus.

Charles Jourdain (vs. Andre Fili)
You'll always need some underdogs to fill out your fantasy lineup, and Charles Jourdain is the kind of underdog with huge scoring potential. he's averaged 4.85 significant strikes landed per minute through two UFC fights, and 7 of his 10 pro wins have come by KO/TKO. High output and dangerous power is always a recipe for big fantasy upside.

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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.