The UFC will return to Las Vegas on Saturday for UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns. The UFC Las Vegas card begins at 6 p.m. ET in the newly-built UFC Apex, a 25-foot Octagon that’s five feet smaller than the standard UFC cage. With plenty on the line in UFC DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, you’ll want to make sure you get maximum value into your MMA DFS picks.

Headliners Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns are top-ranked welterweights with stopping power that could swing the balance of the entire night for UFC daily Fantasy players. So who should you target in that fight and who are some of the other options available in the UFC DFS fighter pool? Before locking in any UFC Fight Night DFS picks, be sure to check out the optimal UFC Fight Night DFS strategy and 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.

At UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Smith on May 13, McClure was all over Glover Teixeira as one of his top picks. The result: Teixera scored a fifth-round TKO to upset Anthony Smith, and anybody who followed McClure’s advice was poised for a profitable day.

Now, McClure has set his sights on UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns and locked in his top MMA daily Fantasy picks. You can only see them here.

Top UFC Fight Night DFS predictions

For UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns, McClure is high on Jamahal Hill ($8,400 on DraftKings, $17 on FanDuel) as he takes on Klidson Abreu in a heavyweight battle. Hill earned his way into the UFC with an impressive knockout win in Dana White’s Contender Series last year and then earned a convincing decision in his first official UFC bout.

Now, the undefeated (7-0) fighter will try to utilize a five-inch reach and a 3.5-inch leg advantage to say “Sweet Dreams” to Abreu on Saturday night. Abreu (15-4) is a submission specialist who hasn’t managed a takedown in three career UFC fights. Hill is unlikely to take the fight to the ground, so Abreu will be forced to stand and jab with a much more talented striker.

Part of McClure’s optimal UFC Fight Night DFS strategy also includes rostering Gilbert Burns ($7,400 on DraftKings, $18 on FanDuel), who takes on Tyron Woodley with a title shot against Kamaru Usman possibly on the line. Burns (18-4) is a versatile fighter who enters Saturday night on a five-fight winning streak. He’s also the more active striker and wrestler.

Burns lands 3.22 significant strikes per minute to Woodley’s 2.64 and scores an average of 2.6 takedowns per 15 minutes to Woodley’s 0.44. With Woodley’s takedown defense at 92 percent, this fight is likely to stay standing.

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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: Woodley vs. Burns? 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 Fight Night, and cash in big on MMA DFS.





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