Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Must-haves are our most highly recommended fighters for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational fighters that we advise building your lineups around.
Vincente Luque (DK: 9,400): Our MMA Must-Have comes into this fight with a 14-6 record and 7-2 in the UFC. Luque is currently on a three-fight win streak. In his 14 wins, he’s won once by decision, six times by submission and seven times by (T)KO. He’s a -415 favorite with +100 odds to finish the fight inside the distance. Luque averages 89.3 DraftKings points per fight, but has scored 100 or more points in six of his last seven fights. The 27-year-old is coming off back-to-back T(KO) victories over Jalin Turner & Chad Laprise. Luque is a well rounded... Read More
Robert Whittaker (DK: $8,900): Our MMA Must-Have comes into this fight with a 20-4 record (11-2 in the UFC) and is currently on a nine-fight win streak. His only two loses came early in his UFC career when he fought at welterweight. In his 20 wins, he’s won six times by decision, five times by submission and nine times by (T)KO. He is a -225 favorite with +152 odds to finish the fight inside the distance. The 28-year-old is coming off back to back five-round wars with Yoel Romero. In those two fights, Whittaker averaged 101 significant strikes landed per... Read More
Renato Moicano (DK: 8,300): On a card where there are no big favorites, and the main event is likely a low-scoring fight, we had to dig deep to find our top fighter this week. Our Must-Have comes into this fight with a 13-1 record and 5-1 in the UFC. Moicano is currently on a two-fight win streak and has won 13 of his last 14 fights. In his 13 wins, he’s won seven times by decision and six times by submission. He is currently a -140 favorite with +255 odds to finish the fight inside the distance. Moicano averages 86.5... Read More
TJ Dillashaw (DK: 8,900): Our Must-Have comes into this fight with a 16-3 record (12-3 in the UFC), and is on a four-fight win streak and has won eight of his last nine fights. In his 16 wins, he’s gone to decision fives times, won by submission three times and won by (T)KO eight times. That is a finish rate of 68.75%. TJ is moving down to the flyweight division for the first time to try to become a double champ. Rumor has it, if TJ wins, the flyweight division will be removed from the UFC. Dillashaw is a very... Read More
Jon Jones (DK: $9,100): Our daily fantasy MMA Must-Have comes into this fight with a 22-1 record and 16-1 in the UFC. Jones is currently on a 14-fight win streak with one of the fights ruled a no contest due to failing a drug test against the current double-champ Daniel Cormier. In his 22 wins, he’s gone to decision seven times, won by submission six times and won by (T)KO nine times. That is a finish rate of 68%. Jones is currently a -275 favorite with +118 odds to finish the fight inside the distance. He’s coming off a year... Read More