The second event for 2017 is in the books for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and just like the first event, we witnessed the rising of new blood at the expense of the fall of another MMA veteran. Here is a list of all the fighters who made up the perfect DraftKings lineup for UFC on FOX 23.
If you read my UFC on FOX 23 quick pick bit hopefully you took my advice and stayed away from adding Donald Cerrone to your DraftKings lineup.
Jorge Masvidal was the big winner on Saturday night when he knocked Cerrone down at the end of the first round and finished him early in the second.
His performance marked the highest so far for 2017, putting him at the #1 spot on the Daily Fantasy MMA score board.
UFC on FOX 23 Perfect DraftKings Lineup
|Jorge Masvidal||$7,300||KO/TKO Win||119|
|Francis Ngannou||$9,600||KO/TKO Win||104|
|Jason Knight||$8,500||Sub Win||101.5|
|Li Jingliang||$8,100||KO/TKO Win||101.5|
|Eric Spicely||$8,800||Sub Win||95.5|
|Jason Gonzalez||$7,500||Sub Win||92|
- Resulted in 613.50 total fantasy points
- Cost a total of $49,800, leaving $200 on the table
- Included Francis Ngannou, Jason Knight, Jorge Masvidal, Li Jingliang, Eric Spicely, and Jason Gonzalez
UFC on FOX took place in Denver, Colorado on January 28, 2017. The fight card featured a main event between #1 ranked Valentina Shevchenko and #2 ranked Julianna Pena. Shevchenko was able to fend off an early first round armbar to come back and win the fight by armbar in the second round.
The co-main fight for this card included long-time veterans Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal looked to be the quicker fighter, landing the more solid punches throughout the first round. At one point, Cerrone got caught with a combination setup by body punches that nearly ended the fight.
Masvidal would come out hot in the second and didn’t allow Cerrone to regroup, dispatching him in the early part of the round.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski was no match for the new breed of fighter that is Francis Ngannou. Ngannou needed only a pair of punches to drop the former champ and force the ref to halt the fight in the opening minutes of the bout.
Jason Knight proved to be another fighter to keep an eye out for as he laid the beat down on Alex Caceres in the opening fight of the main card. Knight looked cool, calm, and even talked to Caceres throughout the two rounds of the fight. He was able to secure the second round rear-naked choke to kick the night off and make it on the list of fighters that made up the perfect DraftKings lineup.