We are headed to T Mobile Arena for the biggest card of the year! This week we are headed to Las Vegas and have an incredible DraftKings slate to look through! First, before we get into the plays, let's ensure we have the event details locked in so we don't miss out on any of the actions. This event is taking place Saturday 4th, March 2023 at the Apex in Las Vegas. The prelims will kick things off at 6pm eastern followed by the main card at 8pm eastern. Here are the core plays that I plan to use with my DraftKings lineups;
Julian Marquez VS Marc-André Barriault
This fight is for sure close on the betting odds and both fighters are looking for a win coming off losses. Marquez is going to look for a finish and can come back in any fight. Barriault has low level wins but so does Marquez. We need a value play badly and I think Barriault can rack up the score with his volume striking. I am wanting all of Barriault at the DraftKings price tag of $8,200.
Viviane Araujo VS Amanda Ribas
The Brazilian fight! Both of these fighters are highly touted fighters. Ribas is an amazing grappling fighter and has a ground game for days. Viviane is a decent striker on the feet. I do think Ribas can get the job though and work the ground game heavily in her favor. I personally think the last fight Ribas had with Chookagian was closer than we think. Ribas is going to come into this fight with heart and the drive to bounce back with a win. The price tag on DraftKings fits in her favor to look for the submission win at the price tag of $8,300.
Derek Brunson VS Dricus Du Plessis
Blonde Brunson is back! Plessis is a guy who is younger and has extreme power with his punches. Brunson has good wins and is close to the age of 40 now though. Plessis has good submission skills though also overall. Plessis can get the better of Brunson in all formats to be honest. Plessis can tee off on Brunson with Brunson leaving his chin hanging in there for Plessis. I am liking the price tag on DraftKings of Plessis at $8,700.
Jon Jones VS Ciryl Gane
The main event! The long awaited return of the bad boy in Jon Jones. The bump up in classes for Jones is interesting to me. The last fight Jones had was in early 2020. Gane has only one loss to Ngannou where he made a mental error. Gane is a highly touted fighter who I think bounced back last fight against Tuivasa. Jones has great wrestling and I think shooting for the takedown is no problem for Jones. Gane will want to keep this a striking fight. Lock and load Jon Jones at the price tag on DraftKings of $8,400.