DraftKings UFC 250 DFS: $2.5M Fantasy MMA Millionare
As the calendar turns to summer and most professional sports are creeping out of the shadows, the UFC is finding its footing now. It’s already putting on its fourth card under quarantine! For DFS fans, UFC 250 presents another great opportunity to put their skills to the test while the rest of the sports begin to gear up.
The leaders of the DFS space, DraftKings, has arrived just in time with a $2.5 million guaranteed prize pool, with the winner securing a $1,000,000 prize. As of this writing, the contest has over 24,000 entries with space for nearly 90,000 more.
For those new to the UFC DFS landscape, each $25 entry (free for a first-time deposit on DraftKings) receives a salary cap (of $50,000) to create a lineup of fighters listed in the Player Pool, each of who is assigned a salary, with the goal of not going over the cap. Points then get awarded in varying amounts for each successful fighter move.
Things like advances (+3), takedowns (+5), reversal/sweeps (+5), and knockdowns (+10) earn fighters points that go toward your final scores. Your fighters will also receive points for winning in particular rounds, including 90 points for winning in the first round of a fight, 70 for round two, 45 for round three, and 40 for four and five.
Each entry consists of six fighters, and with such a stacked card for UFC 250, that’s a tough limit. Let’s take a closer look at the card itself and identify a couple of fighters that you may want to add to your roster.
Position Eligibility: Fighter eligibility determinations and decisions around fighter inclusion into the player pool are at the sole discretion of DraftKings.
Cody Garbrandt ($8,600)
Coming into this fight after losing his last three straight, Garbrandt is more than due for a strong performance to get back on track in the division. In addition, over Garbrandt’s nine professional fights, seven have ended in KO/TKO with over half finishing in the first round. When it’s all said and done, Garbrandt may be a risky choice, but the upside is some of the best on the card.
Alex Perez ($8,300)
Similar to Garbrandt, Perez has a flair for the dramatic, with four of his seven professional fights ending in the first round. The last time we saw him in the octagon, he finished Jordan Espinosa in the first round with a vicious KO. As Perez begins his climb up the ranks at 125 pounds, cards like this are where he needs to make a splash.