RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 256

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 256

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

For the second time in four weeks, Deiveson Figueiredo will be making the walk to the Octagon to defend his belt, doing so against another active flyweight in Brandon Moreno who competed – and got a finish – on that very same card. Setting the stage will be a lightweight top contender bout, where the winner earns the privilege of staying in the title conversation.

As a reminder, the following selections are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's 256 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel. With FanDuel launching a MMA game as well, we also have added a new DFS Preview courtesy of Chris Olson.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
Deiveson Figueiredo (-300) vs.
Brandon Moreno (+250)

Flyweight
Championship

 Figueiredo Figueiredo Moreno
Tony Ferguson (-165) vs.
Charles Oliveira (+145)

Lightweight

 Oliveira Ferguson Oliveira

Renato Moicano (+135) vs.

Rafael Fiziev (-155)

Featherweight

MoicanoMoicanoFiziev

Kevin Holland (-135) vs. 

Ronaldo Souza (+115)

Middleweight

Souza Holland Holland

 Junior dos Santos (+335) vs.

Ciryl Gane (-420)

Heavyweight

GaneGane Gane
     
UFC 256 RECORD 3-23-24-1
2020 RECORD 36-1834-2028-26
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.630.519
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  170-99167-102 136-100
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .632.621.569

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

Deiveson Figueiredo (-300) vs.
Brandon Moreno (+250)

Flyweight
Championship

 Figueiredo Figueiredo
Valentina Shevchenko (-1400) vs.
Jennifer Maia (+925)

Lightweight

 FergusonFerguson

Renato Moicano (+135) vs.

Rafael Fiziev (-155)

Featherweight

MoicanoMoicano

Kevin Holland (-135) vs. 

Ronaldo Souza (+115)

Middleweight

HollandHolland

 Junior dos Santos (+335) vs.

Ciryl Gane (-420)

Heavyweight

GaneGane
 

 

  
UFC 256 RECORD 3-23-2
2020 RECORD 36-1838-16
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.704
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 97-61102-56
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .614.646

THE PICKERS

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 @RotoJake.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, our FanDuel MMA column, a MMA gambling columnist and 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 9th 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jake Letarski
RotoWire Editor for College Basketball and MMA. Frequent podcaster, plus radio and video guest. Follow Jake on Twitter at @RotoJake.
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