RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 239
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 239

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

International Fight Week 2019 is upon us, and the UFC is stacking up this week's pay-per-view with a pair of title fights, in addition to several emerging contenders with high finish rates. 

As a reminder, these are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 239 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel.

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

JONJAKERICHARD
Jon Jones (-600)  vs.
Thiago Santos (+450)

Light Heavyweight

Championship

JonesJonesJones
Amanda Nunes (-335) vs.
Holly Holm (+275)

Women's Bantamweight

Championship

NunesNunesNunes
Ben Askren (-250) vs.
Jorge Masvidal (+190)

Welterweight

MasvidalAskrenAskren

Jan Blachowicz (+150) vs.

Luke Rockhold (-180)

Light

Heavyweight

RockholdBlachowiczRockhold

Diego Sanchez (+275) vs.

Michael Chiesa (-365)

Welterweight

ChiesaChiesaSanchez
UFC 239 RECORD 4-14-12-3
2019 RECORD 18-1017-1112-16
2019 PERCENTAGE .643.607.429
ALL-TIME  113-72115-7088-68
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .610.622.564

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT CLASS

CHRIS OLSONJOE "SUNTZU"SHAUN "TheDFSniper"
Jon Jones (-600)  vs.
Thiago Santos (+450)

Light Heavyweight

Championship

JonesJonesJones
Amanda Nunes (-335) vs.
Holly Holm (+275)

Women's Bantamweight

Championship

NunesNunesNunes
Ben Askren (-250) vs.
Jorge Masvidal (+190)

Welterweight

MasvidalMasvidalAskren

Jan Blachowicz (+150) vs.

Luke Rockhold (-180)

Light

Heavyweight

RockholdRockholdRockhold

Diego Sanchez (+275) vs.

Michael Chiesa (-365)

Welterweight

SanchezChiesaChiesa
UFC 239 RECORD 3-24-13-2
2019 RECORD 13-1518-1018-10
2019 PERCENTAGE .464.643.643
ALL-TIME 64-6145-2948-26
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .512.608.649

 

THE TEAM

Jon Litterine: RotoWire lead MMA beat writer and scribe for our weekly DrafKings preview. Lead analyst on the RotoWire MMA Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JonLitterine.

Jake Letarski: RotoWire.com Operations Manager, plus MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSki52.

Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. For RotoWire, he contributes as a fight recap writer and handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, and MMA fight recaps. Follow him on Twitter at @RealChrisOlson.

Joe "SunTszu": Known more commonly by his Twitter handle @SunTszu, Joe is a Hedge Fund Executive by day and high-volume DFS player by night. He is a 2x "Bracket Challenge" & "Gotham qualifier, who is currently ranked 4th in DFS MMA. You can also find him as one of the original contributors of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He is also a co-creator of the "Creating Alpha in DFS" podcast.

@theDFSniper: @theDFSniper is the host and lead instigator of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He also appears on the LoudMouth MMA podcast and contributes soccer content to DFS Army.

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