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 15th, 2023, at The Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The prelims will kick things off at 7pm Eastern and the main card at 10 pm Eastern. Here are the core plays that I plan to use with my DraftKings lineups;
Alex Munoz vs. Carl Deaton
Munoz is the slight favorite and is coming off of two losses. Deaton is coming off a submission loss in his UFC debut. The two losses were two years ago for Munoz after tearing his ACL. Munoz has takedown offense but the defense is questionable. The ACL is also something to worry about for Munoz. Deaton has a nice pace on the feet but the wrestling works for him. I am liking Munoz despite the layoff and a full camp plus study plan will work in his favor. I am liking Munoz on DraftKings coming in at $8,300.
Austin Lingo vs. Melquizael Costa
Costa is coming in as the slight favorite in this fight. Both of these fighters are coming off of rear naked choke submission losses. It was a short notice fight for Costa though. Lingo has striking and power where that is his main weapon. Lingo is tough on the defensive end. Costa with his striking is worrisome and not powerful. Lingo should be able to win this fight with his boxing skills that he brings to the table. Lingo coming in at $7,100 is a salary saver for this card on DraftKings.
Terrance Mckinney vs. Nazim Sadykhov
Mckinney is an interesting fighter in the UFC. After making quick wins and being a fighter everyone has loved, Mckinney is now coming off of loss, win, and another loss. Sadykhov is coming off a DWCS win then a win in his UFC debut. Mckinney is quick on his feet and powerful knockout power. The grappling has always been there for McKinney. Sadykhov is always pushing forward and has power. The chin is the worrisome part of this fight for Mckinney. Sadykhov can find the knockout in this fight and escape round one coming in at $8,700 on DraftKings.
Holly Holm vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
The main event! Holm is the favorite in this fight and both of these fighters are coming off wins. Holm is coming up in age but she is taking care of fights. Holm is a nice striker and very technical on the feet. Holm can work this fight any way she wants and be comfortable in the cage. Silva has powerful striking and has leg kicks while the grappling is okay. Holm can beat her in the grappling end. I can see Holm winning this fight in the submission end at $8,600 on DraftKings.