Core 4 Daily Fantasy Breakdown: UFC 291 Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje
Dustin Poirier

We have an incredible DraftKings slate to look through! First, before we get into the plays, let's ensure we lock in the event details so we don't miss out on any action. This event occurs Saturday, July 29th, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Keep in mind the altitude will be a factor.The prelims will kick things off at 8 pm Eastern and the main card at 10 pm Eastern. Here are the core plays that I plan to use with my DraftKings lineups;

Matthew Semelsberger vs. Uros Medic

Welterweight fight! Medic is coming off a finishing win while Matthew is coming off a decision loss. Matthew has leg kicks and pushes the pace in a huge way. Medic is fast on the feet and he will push the pace also. Medic is a guy who finishes fights and will try to find a way as soon as possible. This is going to be a brawl on the feet overall. Matthew has some grappling though and uses that for his success. Matthew at $8,600 on DraftKings works in our favor.

Roman Kopylov vs. Claudio Ribeiro

Roman is coming off two knockout wins while Ribeirio is coming off a knockout win about a month ago. Roman has nice kickboxing and has hands for days. Roman has found a way into the UFC after his two prior losses. Ribeiro is not bad on the feet overall where last fight he showed some of his wrestling. Roman can win this fight easily on the feet knocking out Ribeiro based on how technical he is on the feet. Roman at the $9,000 DraftKings works wonders!

Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira

The co-main event! Pereira is coming off a loss to Israel which we know is a nice loss. Jan is a nice striker and is the slight favorite. The experience has shown for Jan and has amazing wins. Jan is coming off a draw and the leg kicks were there last fight. Pereira is a boxer and Israel is a common foe for both fighters. This is an amazing fight overall and will be a firefight overall. Pereira has the better skill set, to be honest, and can find a finish in this fight. This is solely a price tag fight for me and I like Pereira at $8,000 on DraftKings. 

Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje

The main event! Poirier and Gaethje are both coming off wins. Poirier is the slight favorite. This is for the BMF belt and this a rematch from 2008. Poirier has great striking and knows how to work the cage distance. Justin has volume and wrestling in his tool box. Justin pushes the pace and loves a blood bath. I am liking Dustin to outwork Justin in this fight at the price tag of $8,300 on DraftKings.