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RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 225

The UFC heads to Chicago on Saturday for an incredibly stacked card with two belts on the line. Check out how a conflicted RotoWire MMA staff sees the main card of UFC 225 playing out.

If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 225 preview.

MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS JON EVAN JAKE
Robert Whittaker (-235) vs.
Yoel Romero (+200)
Middleweight
Championship
Whittaker Whittaker Whittaker
Colby Covington (-110) vs.
Rafael dos Anjos (-110)
Interim Welterweight
Championship
Covington Dos Anjos Dos Anjos
Holly Holm (-235) vs.
Megan Anderson (+195)
Women's
Featherweight
Holm Holm Anderson
Andrei Arlovski (+235) vs.
Tai Tuivasa (-275)
Heavyweight Tuivasa Tuivasa Tuivasa
CM Punk (+190) vs.
Mike Jackson (-230)
Welterweight Jackson Jackson Jackson
RECORD 5-0 4-1 3-2
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 77-46 69-54 75-48
PERCENTAGE .626 .561 .610


MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS RICHARD CHRIS
Robert Whittaker (-235) vs.
Yoel Romero (+200)
Middleweight
Championship
Whittaker Whittaker
Colby Covington (-110) vs.
Rafael dos Anjos (-110)
Interim Welterweight
Championship
Dos Anjos Dos Anjos
Holly Holm (-235) vs.
Megan Anderson (+195)
Women's
Featherweight
Holm Holm
Andrei Arlovski (+235) vs.
Tai Tuivasa (-275)
Heavyweight Tuivasa Arlovski
CM Punk (+190) vs.
Mike Jackson (-230)
Welterweight Jackson Jackson
RECORD 4-1 3-2
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 55-39 33-30
PERCENTAGE .585 .524


MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS Joe "SunTszu" DFSSniper
Robert Whittaker (-235) vs.
Yoel Romero (+200)
Middleweight
Championship
Romero Romero
Colby Covington (-110) vs.
Rafael dos Anjos (-110)
Interim Welterweight
Championship
Dos Anjos Covington
Holly Holm (-235) vs.
Megan Anderson (+195)
Women's
Featherweight
Holm Anderson
Andrei Arlovski (+235) vs.
Tai Tuivasa (-275)
Heavyweight Tuivasa Tuivasa
CM Punk (+190) vs.
Mike Jackson (-230)
Welterweight Jackson Punk
RECORD 3-2 2-3
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 9-3 7-5
PERCENTAGE .750 .583


All odds taken from BestFightOdds.com on the morning of June 7.

THE PLAYERS


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.
Evan Dahl: Pens our bi-weekly MMA Barometer column. Follow him on Twitter at @RealEvanDahl.
Jake Letarski: MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Sirius XM and WatchStadium contributor. 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. He is the primary Bellator 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 13th 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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