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, June 3rd, 2023, at The Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The prelims will kick things off at 3 pm Eastern and the main card at 9 pm Eastern. Here are the core plays that I plan to use with my DraftKings lineups;
Andrei Arlovski vs. Don'Tale Mayes
The big boy fight! Is this going to be a retirement fight for Arlovski? Arlovski is a gatekeeper of the heavyweight division. Arlovski is bright in the cage and is a legend in the sport. The defense is always something to worry about for Arlovski coming up in age. Mayes is good on the feet and pushes the pace, especially with his striking. Mayes has massive power from the feet. I like Arlovski to prove his worth again, especially with the price tag on DraftKings of $7,700.
Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin
This is going to be another rescheduled fight and it's the big boys! Both of these fighters are PFL veterans. Grishin is a decent striker and a pinpoint-accurate fighter. Lins is also decent on the feet and can grapple. This fight is going to be on the feet though. Lins is coming off a knockout win. The fighters Grishin has fought aren't spectacular. I am liking Lins coming into this fight and it was a smart move moving down to light heavyweight. We need value badly on this slate and coming in at $7,400 is fantastic for Lins on DraftKings.
Tim Elliott vs. Victor Altamirano
The Elliott drama has been all over Twitter and let me tell you he is going to see red and want a win badly. Altamirano fought one month ago and is quick on the feet. Elliot has not fought in over a year. Elliot is aggressive and has massive volume pushing the pace of the whole fight. The striking isn't bad for Elliot and is great in the submission game. The takedown defense worries me for Altamirano and I like Elliot. I am all over the motivation factor for Elliot and I am taking my shot at $9,000 on DraftKings.
Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi
The main event! This is a close fight overall. France is a boxer and has huge volume on the feet. Amir is good on the feet and good on the grappling side. Amir has had some decent wins so far in the UFC. Amir is an all-around good fighter in all aspects. France is quick on the feet and has accurate striking for sure. I am liking Albazi to handle business in this fight, especially with the DraftKings price tag of $8,000.