DraftKings has another UFC contest coming up for the UFC event on May 30. The name of the DFS game is the MMA $600k Throwdown Special.
This 47,058-player contest features $600,000 in total prizes, pays out the top 9,430 finishing positions, and first place wins $150,000. For a $15 entry fee, that is not bad at all.
If you are new to this game, there are some rules to follow. You will have a $50,000 salary cap that you cannot exceed. You then have to select six fighters to add to your team.
Once the event begins, your fighters will be scored on various moves and round finishes. The goal is to pick the best team that has the best chance of scoring you the most points.
Fighters To Pick
- Tyron Woodley ($8,800)
- Blagoy Ivanov ($8,000)
- Hannah Cifers ($6,900)
- Antonia Shevchenko ($8,500)
- Roosevelt Roberts ($9,200)
- Billy Quarantillo ($8,600)
Woodley is going to have a good fight on his hands. Gilbert Burns will be able to give him a run for his money, as both of them should be able to fight until the end.
I like Woodley with his significant strikes, knockdowns, and the potential to win the fight to earn points.
Ivanov is another heavy hitter looking to make his presence known. He seems to enjoy taking a hit and then delivering two of his own back. I look forward to his significant strikes, knockdowns, and the potential to win the fight to earn points.
Cifers appears as a huge underdog in this one. But her opponent, Mackenzie Dern, does not defend well in significant strikes and on her feet.
Cifers should be able to also come up with significant strikes and the potential to take the fight to earn points in a decision win.
Shevchenko has excellent Muay Thai skills and has a 39-1 career record as a professional kickboxer. Her UFC record has not had the same success, but she is starting to get there.
I see her able to land plenty of significant strikes and win the fight in a decision.
Roberts will have plenty of room to land a ton of significant strikes, possible knockdowns, and the chance to win his fight with Brok Weaver in a TKO.
Quarantillo has the potential to quickly end his fight with Spike Carlyle with either a submission or knockout victory. He has the chance to land a lot of significant strikes too.