UFC DFS players will have plenty on the line Wednesday when UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige gets underway at 7 p.m. ET from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. DraftKings is running a $500K Throwdown Special, while FanDuel is hosting a $150K UFC Octagon. Calvin Kattar (21-4) is favored in his main-event matchup against Dan Ige. Kattar has finished three of his last four fights early and could be one of the popular UFC DFS picks again on Wednesday.
He's also the most expensive option in the MMA DFS fighter pool on DraftKings and FanDuel, so is he still a strong value to build UFC Fight Night DFS lineups around? And which other combatants on the UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige card should be part of your daily Fantasy MMA strategy? Before setting your UFC DFS lineups for Wednesday, be sure to see the UFC DFS advice from Mike McClure. His top UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige daily Fantasy picks can you finalize your UFC DFS strategy for Wednesday.
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.
At UFC 251, McClure was all over Alexander Volkanovski as his top pick. The results: Volkanovski defended his featherweight championship against Max Holloway via decision, and anybody who followed McClure's advice was well on their way to building a winning lineup.
Now, McClure has set his sights on Wednesday's UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige card at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and locked in his top MMA daily Fantasy picks. You can only see them here.
Top UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige DFS predictions
For UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige, McClure is high on Abdul Razak Alhassan ($9,200 on DraftKings, $18 on FanDuel). Alhassan missed weight on Tuesday, but will still take on Mounir Lazzez in a catchweight bout. Alhassan is 10-1 in his MMA career and 4-1 since joining the UFC in 2016.
All four of those wins have come via KO or TKO, with none of those bouts making it out of the first round. It took him just 43 seconds to KO Niko Price at UFC 228 in his last fight. He's a sizable favorite over Lazzez, who is making his UFC debut, so confidently lock in Alhassan as one of your top UFC Fight Island daily Fantasy picks.
Part of McClure's optimal UFC Fight Island DFS strategy also includes rostering Jack Shore ($9,400 on DraftKings, $20 on FanDuel). Shore is an up-and-coming contender who is 12-0 in his MMA career and is set to take on Aaron Phillips in a bantamweight bout. He's one of the biggest favorites on the card as he takes on Phillips, who is making his UFC debut.
In Shore's UFC debut last November, he beat Nohelin Hernandez via rear naked choke in the third round, earning Performance of the Night honors for that card. Before joining UFC, Shore won 10 bouts in Cage Warriors, with only one of those bouts making it to a decision.
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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 Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige on Wednesday? And which value fighter needs to be in your lineup? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal picks for Wednesday's Fight Night and cash in big on MMA DFS.