Curtis Blaydes
MMA fantasy picks for UFC Vegas 3, together with Curtis Blaydes. | Dylan Buell/Getty Photographs

The foremost sports activities are beginning to put collectively their gradual plans to return to motion, however the UFC continues with enterprise as regular. Following a enjoyable evening of fights at UFC Eye vs Calvillo, they’re again on Saturday with a struggle evening card headlined by Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov.

The return of sports activities additionally means the return of fantasy sports activities, so let’s take a look at the highest fantasy picks for this week’s UFC card.

Curtis Blaydes (vs. Alexander Volkov)
We noticed final week simply how priceless excessive takedown numbers may be for fantasy scoring when Merab Dvalishvili broke the slate along with his 13-takedown efficiency. It might not be sensible to anticipate 13 takedowns from Blaydes, however he is the UFC all-time Heavyweight takedown chief with 45, and he ranks second within the division with a 55.6 p.c takedown accuracy fee. Blaydes has averaged 6.63 takedowns per 15 minutes over his UFC profession, and he is an enormous -380 favourite right here.

Shane Burgos (vs. Josh Emmett)
Shane Burgos’ common of seven.09 vital strikes landed per minute is the fourth highest in UFC historical past. He has landed over 100 vital strikes in every of his final two fights, and his struggle earlier than these was a first-round submission win. A -136 favourite, Burgos is anticipated to increase his win streak to 4 on this one, and that ought to include a robust fantasy rating.

Tecia Torres (vs. Brianna Van Buren)
You may at all times want some underdogs in your fantasy lineup, and Tecia Torres is the most affordable fighter on the slate regardless of being a comparatively small +160 underdog. If she does rating an upset, it is more likely to include loads of fantasy manufacturing. Considered one of her final 4 wins was a second-round submission, and every of the opposite three noticed her land at the least 77 vital strikes.

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