Core 4 Daily Fantasy Breakdown: UFC Vegas 73 Dern vs Hill
Vanessa Demopoulos

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, May 20th, 2023, at The Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The prelims will kick things off at 4 pm Eastern and the main card at 7 pm Eastern. Here are the core plays that I plan to use with my DraftKings lineups;


Takashi Sato vs. Themba Gorimbo

I am taking a stand on the first fight surprisingly! The first fight of the night! This is going to be a battle between styles. Sato is coming off three losses in a row while Gorimbo lost in his UFC debut. Gorimbo is mainly a grappler while Sato likes staying on the feet striking. Gorimbo should be able to take down Sato where Sato is awful on the ground. Sato will try to hit where Gorimbo is before Gorimbo shoots for the takedown. I like Gorimbo overall in this fight at the DraftKings price tag of $8,000.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Vanessa Demopoulos

Karolina is on a two-fight winning streak while Demopoulos is on a three-fight winning streak. Karolina is the better striker on the feet but Vanessa has improved her game slowly. Demopoulos has power behind her striking despite taking a lot of shots. The pushing of the pace is in Demopoulos's favor along with her grappling is fantastic. I like Demopoulos in this fight and we need a value play on DraftKings badly. Demopoulos looks great coming in at $7,700 on DraftKings. 


Andre Fialho vs. Joaquin Buckley

This is not a bad fight at all on paper. Both of these fighters though are coming off two losses. Buckley can push the pace and has knockout power. Fialho though has power behind his hands too. This will be a striking battle all the way around. It is a toss-up between who can land the knockout punch. This fight has violence written all over it. Someone is gettting knocked out and on a nasty card, I will take Fialho at his cheap enough salary with the upside of violence. Fialho being only $6,900 on DraftKings could be optimal. 


Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Anthony Hernandez

The co-main event! The golden boy is here! Hernandez is a massive favorite in this fight. The matchup is not in Edmen's favor. Hernandez will push this fight to the ground and not stop until he gets the win. I don't see a path of victory for Edmen going past the first round. Hernandez is the way better fighter here on paper. Hernandez at his DraftKings price tag of $9,400 is well worth it to me where he should win easily.