In their first fight in April 2021, Namajunas knocked out Weili with a high kick early in the fight and won via KO / TKO to take Weili’s belt. Namajunas’ header came from his lead leg, which is a bit unusual, and it surprised Weili. Weili should be better prepared this time around and is in a good position to bounce back.
Playing Weili in DraftKings DFS contests is engaging. Weili is a high-volume forward, hitting more than six important strikes per minute, and it’s a five-round title fight, which can potentially create an extra 10 minutes for Weili to rack up some fantastic scores. Weili has more attractive strike metrics, showing a better ratio of landed to absorbed strikes – Namajunas’ landed to absorbed strikes ratio isn’t impressive at around 1: 1.
Kamaru Usman ($ 9,300) vs. Colby Covington ($ 6,900)
Covington was an elite fantasy scorer, averaging DKFP 108 per fight, second on this list. However, Covington generates much of his fantastic score through strikeouts and control time, which will be incredibly difficult to generate against Usman. This match isn’t ready for Covington to be a high fantasy scorer despite his excellent fight diary. Covington finished with 57 DKFP in his first bout against Usman after recording no control times and no outs.
Usman is one of the best DraftKings fantasy scorers in all of UFC and is the best game to build around that UFC fantasy slate. Usman averages 122 Fantastic DraftKings (DKFP) points per fight and scored 130 DKFP in his first fight against Covington.
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