As you are all well aware of by now, DraftKings.com has added Fantasy MMA to their list of available contests and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. With the NFL season coming to an end, I was worried that I wouldn’t have a way to get my fantasy fix until next fall, but with the addition of Fantasy MMA, I will now have a year round reason to obsess over fantasy sports.

While I don’t claim to be a fantasy expert, I can hold my own and I have done pretty well with DraftKings daily/weekly contest format.

Like all other DraftKings contests, players are given a $50,000 salary to fill out their five fighter roster. For UFC 182 this Saturday night, players have 18 fighters to choose from.

What you want to keep in mind while selecting your fighter lineup is win probability, striking accuracy and takedown accuracy. Those seem to be the three keys areas based on the scoring for DraftKings Fantasy MMA. Another item to key in on is the Fantasy Point Per Game (FPPG) data that is provided by DraftKings.

First things first, pick up Kyoji Horiguchi for $12,000. Horiguchi is a high output fighter with a lot of finishes on his record, so he is a solid scoring option. Given his favorable matchup against Louis Gaudinot, this one should be a no-brainer.

Now you want to identify a value pick, for my money, that is Daniel Cormier at $9,600. Even though Cormier has a tough matchup against Jon Jones, he is an elite wrestler and an effective striker, so he should score adequate points.

With three slots left to fill and $28,400 you should have plenty of salary left to fill out your lineup with another value pick and two scoring machines.

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About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.