UFC 262 on Saturday evening brings plenty of opportunities for UFC daily Fantasy players to cash in. FanDuel is hosting a $100K Saturday UFC Octagon, while DraftKings has a MMA $800K 262 Special. Those are just a couple of the tournaments daily Fantasy players can enter on Saturday, and making the best UFC DFS picks is all about finding value in the fighter pool. Charles Oliveira is favored against Michael Chandler in the main event of the UFC 262 fight card.
But Oliveira also is going off for $8,700 on DraftKings and $21 on FanDuel, making him one of the most expensive options on both sites. Is he worth putting in your UFC 262 DFS lineups, and which other fighters should be part of your MMA DFS strategy? Before making any UFC DFS picks for Saturday, be sure to see the latest UFC DFS advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a predictive data engineer and DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings. He's crushed his DFS selections recently, producing tournament rosters that have cashed huge in multiple sports over the past few years.
Last month for UFC 261, McClure was all over Kamaru Usman, Rose Namajunas and Valentina Shevchenko as his top picks. The result: All three won their title fights with knockouts in the first two rounds. Anybody who built their lineups around them was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has set his sights on Saturday's stacked UFC 262 card. You can only see his optimal UFC DFS picks and strategy here.
Top UFC 262 DFS predictions
For UFC 262, McClure is high on Michael Chandler at $7,500 on DraftKings and $18 on FanDuel. Chandler is 22-5 and he enters UFC 262 on a hot streak. He's 6-1 in his last seven fights, and that includes a first-round TKO victory over Dan Hooker at UFC 257 earlier this year.
Most of Chandler's wins have come via knockout or submission. In fact, only seven of his career fights have gone to a decision, so he has a great shot at ending this fight early, potentially providing huge value in DFS UFC tournaments for Saturday as he takes on Oliveira in the main event.
Part of McClure's optimal UFC DFS strategy also includes rostering Christos Giagos ($9,100 on DraftKings, $23 on FanDuel), who has won is 18-8 overall. Giagos has won three of his last four bouts, including a unanimous decision against Carlton Minus at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal in December of 2020.
Giagos is a substantial favorite at William Hill Sportsbook, giving you a great chance to pick up a win that'll boost your UFC DFS lineups.
How to make UFC DFS picks
McClure is also targeting a value fighter who is a must-roster because his fight is a huge mismatch. This pick could be the difference between cashing huge in MMA DFS or going home with nothing. You can see all of McClure's MMA DFS picks and advice here.
So what are the optimal DraftKings and FanDuel picks for UFC 262 on Saturday? And which value fighter needs to be in your lineup? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal picks for Saturday's UFC 262 card and cash in big on MMA DFS.